Environmental Consultants

Professional Indemnity for Environmental Consultants – What is it?

Professional Indemnity insurance provides essential financial protection for Environmental Consultants against potential losses arising out of acts, errors and omissions from a wide variety of their services provided, including advice on pollution, waste control and land fill schemes, land management and climate change management.

Who needs this cover?

Professionals involved in a wide range of environmental industries including engineering, remediation and health and safety require a unique solution for the professional risks they face. A professional person providing services such as advice, is regarded by their client as an expert and is therefore open to a claim being made against them should their advice be wrong. The concepts of energy efficiency and sustainability are not new, many of the technologies being implemented to address these concerns for the business sector are new and innovative. For companies designing and implementing these technologies on behalf of their clients, this can lead to some difficult professional liability exposures. 

Where can these claims come from? 

CPR has the expertise to understand the unique risks and opportunities posed in this field. Claims for Environmental Consultants can come from inadequate or incorrect advice, design, specification. inadequate supervision and project management, inappropriate or incorrect certification, poor work documentation, taking on work beyond the professional’s capabilities or experience, Poor communication with clients and breach or infringement of copyright.

Why is it useful? 

Losing a claim made against you can result in enormous costs and expenses. Some claims take more than five years to settle, leaving a large bill for court costs and legal expenses. Even when successful, defending a claim can be costly.

Who can help you?

CPR has experience in providing professional indemnity coverage for firms working in the following areas:

  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental remediation
  • Due diligence audits
  • Habitat restoration 
  • Lab testing/ analysis
  • Asbestos consulting
  • Lead consulting
  • Petroleum
  • Mechanical system design or testing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Air emissions testing and control 
  • Waste brokering
  • Health & safety training
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Mould consulting 
  • Soil/ water testing

An Insurance Broker who specialises in this cover can find the right Insurer for you with the most appropriate policy wording. An insurance broker's role is to act as your representative and work in your interests, seeking the best cover at the best price for you with their skill, market knowledge and experience. Call a good one. 

Call CPR – Experts who will save you
 

Liberty White Paper - Environmental Risk Part 1

Liberty White Paper - Environmental Risk Part 2

Olympic Respite from Air Pollution

Latest News

CPR joins Ausure

We would like to announce to all our Clients, Prospective Clients, Suppliers and Insurers, that Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd trading as CPR Insurance Services, will be leaving National Adviser Services Pty Ltd (NAS) and joining Ausure Pty Ltd as a Corporate Authorised Representative from 5 March 2018.

Fundamentally, there is no difference to you, except our Invoices will look a little different, and the Banking details will be in a different name and account number. Everything else at CPR stays the same.

There are a number of reasons we have made this decision, but the primary reason is for what we believe is best for our clients.

read more

Special offer to CPR Insurance clients

Employsure are providing a FREE Business Health Check to all our clients and gives you the opportunity to receive an analysis of the health and safety requirements in your workplace. Also. Employsure  will review your employment agreements as well as your wage rates helping you to avoid workplace claims.

Ordinarily this would cost you at least $1,250 but because you are a CPR Insurance client, it is free!

It involves the following review for you.

SAFECHECK

A specialist Work Health and Safety Consultant will visit your workplace and carry out:

A review of your business’ current work health and safety policies, procedures and systems to identify areas of concern or non-compliance

Following the review, you will receive a report summarising the findings and the health and safety

Status of your workplace

WAGE CHECK

A Wages Adviser will review your rates of pay and produce a Wage Check report.

The review will be conducted against the industrial instrument applicable

A report will be supplied advising if the wages are compliant and what steps to take to achieve compliance

CONTRACT REVIEW

A Document Consultant will review an employment agreement and provide recommendations.

The review will highlight compliance issues with the Fair Work Act 2009 as well as best practice

The report will make recommendations to achieve compliance and provide protection to your business.

This will remove any areas of potential dispute and risk

So what do you have to lose? Contact us on 07 3123 1137 and arrange 

read more