Directors Guild Members Insurance - Step 1

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isurance for circus actsWelcome to Insurance for the Performing Arts with Rees Astley, this is a special, low cost Public Liability, Employers Liability and All Risk (Equipment) insurance package designed
for current members of the Directors Guild of Great Britain & Directors Guild Trust.

The online package is designed to cover shoots / live shows with a budget of no more than £50,000 with up to 6 employees and is available as an annual policy or a short term policy with 30 days cover.
Please call us on 01686 626019 to cover shoots / live shows over £50,000 budget and/or more than 6 employees.

The Package includes:
(with the option to include the use of Heat, Fire or Sparks (what is heat, fire or sparks?);
 
Public Liability Cover   £2m or £5m directors guild
Employers Liability Cover   £10m
All Risks Insurance Cover
(Tools and Equipment)
  upto £2,000 in the UK

If you do not require Employers Liability or All Risk Cover then we can still provide cover under our standard scheme, please click...(here)

 

Please note:
  • This policy will cover the insured for their legal liability arising out of any of these activities for which they are legally responsible.

  • Any activities which include the use of pyrotechnics, set building / striking or stunts are not covered within this scheme. Cover may still be arranged by calling the Performing Arts Team on 01686 626019.

  • The scheme dos not cover for Libel and Slander.

 

How to Buy Online:

Please read the information below, answer the General Questions and continue to step 2 which will provide you with the price on your selected insurance. The price will be based on the information you submit and insurance products from Aviva Insurance Limited only. If you are happy with the quoted price then please proceed to the checkout and on payment completion you will be emailed confirmation. Full policy documents will be sent electronically from our office within 2 working days.

We provide three types of cover:

Please note:
We do not provide advice online, for advice please contact 01686 626019.
Prices include the Insurance Premium Tax at the current rate.
An administration fee of £20 will be incurred on all policies and will be added at the checkout.
This is a commercial contract which does not provide a cooling-off period and the insurers do not provide any return of premium if a policy is cancelled.


Key Benefits

  • Easy to arrange, you may purchase a policy on this website.
  • Damage to equipment cover for UK residents.
  • Employers Liability cover available up to £10m limit.
  • Public Liability cover provided worldwide for UK residents (excluding working inside the USA or Canada) .
  • Public and Products Liability covers £2m or £5m
For a full list of cover details please click... (here)



General Questions

















If your activities include any of the following then please click on the 'Read' link and confirm your acceptance of any endorsements or warranties below.
 Please indicate that you have read, understand and accept any relevant endorsements / warranties

 

 

Any manual labour outside the normal 'turnaround', 'get-in' or 'bump-in' process of changing stage props etc.

Work involving the erection of show tents, marquees, staging, lighting, seating etc is considered manual labour..

If in any doubt please contact our office on 01686 626019.

The use of heat is defined as any naked flames or sparks used within a performance.

Performances involving the use of non naked flame items such as toasters, glue guns, soldering irons, hairdryers, curling tongs etc are not deemed as heat work.

If in any doubt please contact our office on 01686 626019.

1. This policy excludes liability occurring as a result of a member of the insured performing group practising or performing as a solo artist/performer, with other performing groups other than the insured performing group.

1. This policy excludes liability occurring as a result of a member of the insured musical group practising or performing as a solo artist/performer, with other musical groups other than the insured musical group.

2. The indemnity provided under this policy extends to include temporary increases in the number of people in musical groups. For the purposes of this policy temporary increases are defined as up to 20% of the declared number of people for a maximum of 10 days in total in any one period of insurance. Any increase in numbers beyond this must be notified to the company and any additional premium paid.

It is noted that no indemnity is afforded by section 3 of this Policy arising from knife or similar object being thrown at humans or animals.

Public Libility:

Legal liability for damages and costs in respect of accidental injury to persons, accidental damage to property or accidental nuisance occurring in connection with the business of the insured and associated legal costs.

Products Libility:

Legal liability for damages and claimants' costs and expenses in respect of accidental injury or accidental damage to property caused by any product and associated legal costs.

Legal liability for damages and claimants' costs in respect of any person employed arising out of and in the course of their employment, as well as legal costs incurred with the written consent of Aviva Insurance Limited.

Physical loss, destruction or damage to equipment, and trade materials.

Section 3 - Liability is extended to indemnify the insured against liability at law for compensation in respect of injury or damage to property caused by or arising from the treatment rendered by the insured in the course of the business of beautician for the application of:

(i) Cosmetics
(ii) Pedicures and manicures
(iii) Facial masks including ionisation and steaming treatments
(iv) Proprietary hair removal preparation
(v) Massage
(vi) Application of tanning creams and oils but excluding the use of sunbeds, solarium or other ultra violet equipment
(vii) Body piercing using a stud gun
(viii) Hair Treatment

Food Safety Act - Legal Defence Costs –

The Company will indemnify the Insured for all Legal Costs and Solicitors' Fees incurred with the written consent of the Company in respect of the defence of a prosecution or in connection with an appeal against criminal prosecution and conviction in respect of a breach of Part II of the Food Safety Act 1990 or successors thereof that has occurred during the period of insurance in connection with the Business.

Provided that the Company shall not be liable for:

(i) the payment of fines or penalties.
(ii) a breach that was as a result of an intentional or deliberate act.

The use of heat is defined as any naked flames or sparks used within a performance.

Performances involving the use of non naked flame items such as toasters, glue guns, soldering irons, hairdryers, curling tongs etc are not deemed as heat work.

If in any doubt please contact our office on 01686 626019.

The use of heat is defined as any naked flames or sparks used within a performance.

Performances involving the use of non naked flame items such as toasters, glue guns, soldering irons, hairdryers, curling tongs etc are not deemed as heat work.

If in any doubt please contact our office on 01686 626019.

Section 3 Public Liability exclusion 12 Heat away from insured's own premises is herby replaced by the following Heat Warranty:

Where heat work is declared by the Insured as an activity and permitted, as shown on the schedule, the insured must ensure that the following precautions are complied with on every occasion, where the application of or use of heat un involved

(i) Before the performance commences:

a) If the activity is undertaken within the confines of a building the Insured and any Employees on each site must make themselves aware of the location of the sites fire alarm and fire fighting appliances.
b) The Insured shall in so far as is practicable examine all Property in the vicinity to ensure that no combustible material is in danger of ignition either directly or by conducted heat.
c) An exclusion area of at least 2 metres from the display must be clearly designated to ensure that members of the public can see the area where the display is to take place.

(ii) During the Performance:

a) Care must be taken to ensure that any member of the public do not enter into the display area.
b) If the gathered audience do encroach then the use of heat should cease immediately and not recommence until the exclusion area is clear and the insured has assessed whether a wider area should be defined.
c) Suitable fire extinguishing appliances must be available on the scene.

(iii) After the performances ceases:

a) Upon the completion of the work or performance and before leaving the site the Insured or Employee of the Insured shall undertake a thorough examination of the immediate vicinity of the work i.e. within a radius of 5 metres.

This policy will cover the insured for their legal liability arising out of any of these activities for which they are legally responsible.

Please note:

Any activities which include the use of pyrotechnics, set building / striking or stunts are not covered within this scheme. Cover may still be arranged by calling the Performing Arts Team on 01686 626019.

The scheme dos not cover for Libel and Slander.

Specific Theatre Activities

 

Specific Film Activities