Public and Products Liability Insurance - Intermediate - Searchlight Insurance Training

Public and Products Liability Insurance – Intermediate

The aim of this one day interactive workshop is to develop or update delegates’ existing knowledge of the principles and practice of Liability insurance with particular regard to Public and Products risks. It is suitable for the more experienced delegate involved in either underwriting, claims or broking who is looking to update, supplement or develop their basic knowledge.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 1 day(s) CII CPD Hours: 6


• assess liability exposures and make recommendations for relevant Public and Products Liability Insurance coverage for different types of customer

• explain the cover usually provided under Public and Products Liability Insurance policies and how this could be amended to meet the needs of particular customers

• outline the cover available under Financial Loss, Product Guarantee/Recall, and Environmental Impairment Liability policies

• explain the main considerations which impact on the underwriting of Public and Products Liability Insurance risks

• explain the Liability Insurance claims handling process and the importance of the Woolf reforms


How Liability Arises

• At Common Law – the Main Torts and Defences
• Under Contract – Sale and Supply of Goods Act and Unfair Contract Terms Act
• Under Statute
• Occupiers Liability Acts
• Defective Premises Act
• Environment Act
• Consumer Protection Act

Liability Insurance Policy Cover

• Refresher on Standard Public Liability and Products Liability Cover and Exclusions, with an Emphasis on the Variations that May Arise

• Alternative Wordings of Claims Occurring or Claims Made and Costs Inclusive or Costs Exclusive, and their Impact on Individual Claims

Overview of Specialist Liability Covers

• Financial Loss
• Professional Indemnity
• Directors and Officers
• Environmental Impairment
• Product Guarantee/Recall

Main Underwriting and Pricing Features

• Premises Risks
• Pollution
• Work Away
• Defective Design
• North American Risks

Risk Management and its Relevance to Liability Insurance


• Claims Handling Process for Liability Claims, Stressing Differences with Other Classes of Business
• Recent Legal and Social Trends with an Impact of Liability Insurance

• Woolf Reforms