Your responsibilities explained
Regardless of your work place, ensuring any staff that you employee can work in a safe environment is your duty. However, sometimes even after taking all necessary proportions things can, and do, go wrong.
By having Employers’ Liability included on any event insurance policy, an organiser can rest assured that if something were to happen to one of their employees, volunteers or stewards, they would be exempt from the financial implications.
The main scenario that events need to protect themselves against is injury to a member of staff. Should that staff member deem the injury to be the fault of the event, and therefore their employer, they may take legal action. In an environment of ‘no-win no-fee’ lawyers, it’s becoming more and more likely that an individual may try to sue.
With Employers’ Liability in place the costs associated with defending the event (and it’s organiser) against the claim, and any subsequent payout will be taken care of by the insurance policy.
Employers' Liability is not a choice
If you are employing staff, whether they are paid or volunteers, you must take out Employers’ Liability insurance. This is a legal responsibility that you must adhere to. The only exemption is if those staff members are sub-contractors who hold their own Public Liability cover.
If you employ anyone to help run your event it is your obligation to provide a safe working environment.
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Further information on our policy
If you have any other questions regarding our One-Off Event Insurance policy, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01494 887909. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
More information on what we can cover on this policy can be found on our FAQs page.