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Professional Indemnity Insurance for Engineers

Whether you’re looking for a single Professional Indemnity policy or a comprehensive package, we offer great quality cover at affordable prices.

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From Acoustic Engineers to Health & Safety Consultants, isure offers excellent coverage for contracting engineers, at affordable prices. As a contracting engineer, a big part of your role is providing advice and recommendations to your clients. To protect yourself against claims of negligence such as miscalculation, Professional Indemnity insurance is essential. Whatever your needs, our aim at isure is to provide you with affordable protection. isure is not suitable for your insurance requirements if you are a Civil Engineer, Civil Structural Engineer, Draughtsman, Fire Engineer or Structural Engineer, please refer to our policy terms.

Of course, there are exclusions in our policies, which are common in this industry. For example, claims relating to asbestos, toxic mold, oil and gas conditions, and pollution not caused by sudden and accidental causes, cladding/façade work are excluded. See our policy terms to determine if this cover is suitable for you.

Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance is often required by regulatory bodies and customers as part of any contract for service(s). Evidence of holding valid Professional Indemnity & Public and Products Liability insurance will be required prior to commencing a contract for services.  You are also vicariously liable for the negligence of your employees.

Making mistakes is part of life. But how would your business cope if a professional negligence claim was made against you?

Claims are expensive, professional engineers will be judged by the standards of experts.

The isure policy also includes some automatic extensions:

  • Attendance at Inquiries – reimbursement of reasonable legal costs and expenses for representation at any enquiry, subject to prior consent, Sub Limit $250,000 any one year
  • Loss of Documents – reasonable costs of repair, replacement and/or reconstitution of any document unintentionally destroyed, damaged beyond use, mislaid or lost, Sub Limit $500,000 any one year
  • Dishonesty –dishonest or fraudulent act or omission committed by any employee, conditions apply please refer to the policy wording to review the provisos.
  • Reinstatement of Limit – should the indemnity limit be entirely exhausted due to a claim, the policy is reinstated by this amount.

Please refer to the policy wording to view these extensions in full.


Case study: Engineers are professionals too

A consulting engineer was engaged to design internal roads and a hardstand area for a client to load and unload cargo onto trains. During use the underpinnings to the hardstand began to collapse and further subsidence ensued.

It was alleged the consulting engineer’s design was defective in that it failed to adequately address what types of vehicles would be using the hardstand area and how they would access the area to load and unload cargo. The materials for the structure were changed during design from concrete to compacted gravel, which saved costs – in the short term. Also the equipment actually used for loading and unloading was heavier than advised to the design engineer.

Rectification costs were quantified at $750,000 but given the allegations of contributory negligence, the claim was settled with the client for $200,000

The engineering sub-professions we cover are:

If you’re an engineer looking for Professional Indemnity insurance, why not get a quote today and compare the market?

  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Acoustic Engineers
  • Air Conditioning Consultants
  • Aircraft Engineers
  • Automation Consultant
  • Aviation Project Manager (non airside)
  • Bathroom Design
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Business Analysts
  • CAD/CAE Engineers
  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Consultant Engineers
  • Control Engineers
  • Design Engineer
  • Editing
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Inspection/Portable Appliance Testing
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Energy Assessors
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Expert Witness
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Garden Design
  • Health & Safety Consultant
  • Health & Safety Engineer
  • Heating And Ventilation Engineer
  • Heating Consultancy
  • Insulation Engineering
  • Interior Design (Ex Structural Design)
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Design
  • Kitchen Planner
  • Lighting Consultant
  • Manufacturing Systems Consultant
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer (excluding Building Services)
  • Mining Consultant
  • Mining Engineer
  • Noise & Vibration Consultant
  • Operations Management Analyst
  • Paint Consultancy
  • Planning Consultant (Non RICS)
  • Refuse Treatment Consultant
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Stocktaking
  • Sustainable Home Assessor
  • Sustainable Home Consultant
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Author
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Test Engineers
  • Town Planning
  • Transport Engineers

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