Many people who work at height invest in specialist insurance, but it is possible to go even further with industrial rope access insurance. This is a very specific but extremely vital type of cover. It ensures those utilising industrial rope access themselves, for their employees or contractors, have the additional cover needed to protect themselves against the financial risks that come with claims of negligence.
What is Industrial Rope Access?
Those outside of the sector may be confused even by the term industrial rope access. The International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) define the system as a safe way of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work position, while also providing necessary support. Many Industrial Rope Access insurance policies are designed in line with IRATA guidelines. Some are exclusively for members of the association.
Industrial rope access insurance is suitable for individuals and businesses in many different sectors but is usually most applicable to those in the oil and gas energy, those working with petrochemicals, in civil engineering, construction or mining. People working in this sector already know how tricky it can be to get adequate insurance cover, because of the high risk involved, but at Just Quote Me we will work with you to organise the right insurance for your needs.
Industrial Rope Access Insurance Options
Many of the specialist providers of this niche insurance offer a range of options. Their cover may depend on the number of people requiring it. Some policies offer cover for single workers and others for much larger groups. It may also incorporate both employers’ and public liability insurance. This protects the business against claims made by both employees and third parties. The short-term nature of some contracts also means you may only be looking for a short-term policy. There are industrial rope access insurance providers who offer this too.
Contact Just Quote Me today to discuss your industrial rope access insurance options. We’re ready and waiting to talk through what’s available and help you find the best option for your needs.