Councils are responsible for the management and maintenance of public facilities, including buildings, parks and open spaces. In the course of this work, they are exposed to a range of liabilities that can lead to claims being made against them by third parties.
These claims can be made against the council as an entity and/or against individual employees. If successful, they can result in significant financial losses. As a CivicRisk member, you will have access to professional indemnity protection that will help you minimise risks and manage costs.
How Does It Work?
Our professional indemnity protection program provides financial assistance and legal advice for members who are involved in a claim against them as a result of their role within their council. This includes claims for alleged negligence and breach of duty arising from an act, error or omission in the performance of professional services.
As with our other protection products, our members can take advantage of a combination of self-insured, group insurance and risk management support services. This approach ensures that you have the right level of cover for your needs and your council is protected against the full range of risk exposures.
Value-Added Services and Benefits From CivicRisk Mutual
We set up our members for success by providing them with the right tools, resources and support to help manage their risk. In addition to offering professional indemnity protection, we’ve introduced a number of value-added services that work toward our common goal of making communities safer. These include:
- An array of exceptional service providers with ultra-fast response times.
- Professional development tailored to your needs, based on risk assessment and claims experience.
- Mutual funding and grants that are available on an annual basis.
- Facility risk surveys conducted by professionals.
- Access to a wealth of risk management resources, including claim manuals and guidebooks through our Member Portal.
- Collaboration with government agencies and industry leaders.
Hear What Our Members Are Saying
I’ve been a member of CivicRisk Mutual (formerly UIP) for over 15 years and with 2 different councils. If you’re looking for flexible, tailored and innovative risk management solutions, I would have no hesitation recommending CivicRisk Mutual.
Ian SmithManager Risk Management Services, Shellharbour Council
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