Engineering insurance is a type of insurance policy wherein a wide range of risks related to engineering are covered. It is a comprehensive insurance policy that offers economic safeguard against risks faced by ongoing construction projects, installation projects, and machines and equipment in project operation.
Since this industry is about creating and designing, construction and building, there are increased chances of related accidents and perils. Thus, Engineering Insurance policy caters to different forms of uncertainties that are associated with on-site construction including plant and machinery usage.
The Contractor’s All Risk policy offers comprehensive cover by covering risks which may arise during construction period. It offers covers for public liability, own plant, contract works, hired-in plant and employee’s tools and gives financial protection to the civil engineering contracts in the event of any accident.
The key benefits of this policy are as follows:
Under this loss, damage, or destruction of property incurred due to any cause other than those excluded in policy are covered. Most of the policies pay for the losses or damage up to a certain amount that does not exceed the sum mentioned against every item and does not exceed the total sum insured.
Third-Party Liability coverages:
Legal liability related to accidental damage or loss caused to the property of third-person
Legal liability for non-fatal and fatal injuries caused to third-person (other than the own employees or workers of the insured) due to the construction of the property
Perils that are covered under contractors all-risk policy are:
Fire and allied perils
Earthquake, shock, and fire
Faults in construction
Storm, flood, cyclone, and tempest.
Negligence and human errors
Cover can be extended up to a limit chosen by the insured on the following, on payment of additional premium:
Express freight, Holiday and Overtime
Breakage of glass
Additional customs duty
Cost of Clearance & Removal of debris
Storage at Fabricator’s Premises/ Workshop
Construction equipment like scaffolding, shuttering materials
Contractor’s plant & machinery
Maintenance visits cover and Extended Maintenance cover to cover accidental loss or damage whilst carrying out any rectification during the maintenance period and/or any amount incurred for rectification of such original defects or faults during construction
Owners surrounding property or damage to surrounding property not forming part of the contract work.
The following perils are not covered:
War and nuclear perils
Normal wear and tear, gradual deterioration etc.
Damage due to faulty design, defective materials, bad workmanship, etc.
Consequential loss like loss of revenue, penalty for delay etc.
loss of or damage to vehicles licensed for general road use or waterborne vessels
loss of or damage to files, drawings, accounts, bills, currency, stamps, deeds, evidence of debt, notes, securities cheques, packing materials such as cases, boxes, crates
The erection all risk insurance covers loss or damage to projects that involves erection/installation of plant, machinery and equipment ranging from erection of a single machine to a large power plant. It protects a contractor or employer against physical loss or damage to the contract works, construction plant and equipment or machinery. It also includes cover for damage to property of third parties and bodily injury to third parties.
It offers a comprehensive cover against all the risk involved in the
Testing and Commissioning
of machinery & plant pertaining to various Industries.
EAR cover begins from the time of unloading of the first consignment at the project site and terminates on completion of testing or handing over of the project to the principal employer, or the period chosen, whichever is earlier.
The following are the eventualities against which you are covered:
Fire, lightning, explosion, aircraft damage
Riot, strike, malicious act
Flood, inundation, storm, cyclone and allied perils
Landslide, subsidence and rockslide
Burglary and theft
Faults in erection
Human errors, negligence, lack of skill
Short circuiting, arcing, excess voltage
Collapse, damage due to foreign objects, impact damages
Cover can be extended by the insured to the following, on payment of additional premium:
Third party liability
Cost of removal of debris,
Express freight,overtime charges,
Owner’s surrounding property
Storage risk at Fabricator’s Premises
The following eventualities are not covered:
War Invasion Riot Strike Civil Commotion etc
Nuclear Reaction Nuclear Radiation or Radioactive Contamination
Insured’s Contribution – Deductible
Wilful Act or Wilful Negligence of the Insured
Cessation of Work
Defective Material or Bad workmanship
Wear Tear Corrosion Oxidation Deterioration
Normal Maintenance or Making Good
Disappearance or Shortage (Inventory Losses)
Loss of files, drawings, cash, cheques, etc.
The policy broadly covers loss or damage to the contractor’s following mobile equipment against an accident arising out of external perils:
Concrete mixer, concrete pumps
Pavers for asphalt or concrete finishing
Cranes, Lifting equipment and drilling equipment Road surfacing equipment
Chain blocks, pulley blocks
Site power-generating plant
Mobile mixing plant
Excavators and loaders
Earthmoving equipment: Bulldozer, grader, scraper, excavator, loader, dumper, etc
Batching plant for the production of concrete of asphalt
Bitumen tank sprayers
At any plant site, the contractor is completely dependent on the machinery and plant work. Physical loss or damage to these equipment can lead to heavy loss as they require huge investments. This insurance can keep the contractor relaxed because his/her machinery and plants are protected against any damage or loss. Some key benefits are as follows:
Coverage against damage and loss to insured plants and machinery or equipment of construction due to an accident that arises because of external perils such as accidental damage, fire, burglary, riot, etc.
Most CPM policies cover the replacement of the machinery based on its current replacement price.
It provides the contractor the freedom to select the plant and machinery & equipment of his/her site of work.
The following eventualities are covered:
Fire and Lightning.
Accidental damage like defective workmanship and material, lack of skill, Negligence, Malicious act or Human error.
Water damage, Flood, Storm, Tempest, Inundation.
Collapse, Collision, Impact.
Theft & Burglary.
Subsidence, landslide, Rockslide.
Loss or damage due to the following eventualities are not covered:
War or Warlike operations, Civil Commotion etc.
Wilful act or Negligence of the Insured or of his representative
Nuclear reaction, Nuclear radiation or Radioactive contamination
Loss discovered only at the time of taking an inventory
Normal wear and tear, Gradual deterioration due to atmospheric conditions or lack
Machinery breakdown insurance provides a protection cover to the machines used by factories and industries. This insurance covers accidental breakdown and physical damage of the machinery and the cost of repairs or replacement of the damaged machine part.
The types of machinery covered are as follows:
Mechanical: All types of Mechanical industrial plant like compressors, pumps, turbine engines, turbines (steam, water & gas), blowers, machine tools, presses and refrigerators etc.
Electrical: All types of electrical machines like a transformer, electrical motor, alternators & generators, motors, rectifiers and switchgear etc.
Process machines: All types of Process machines in such industries as cold storage, engineering and metallurgical, paper/ pulp making, printing, rubber/ plastics and textiles
Stationary: All Stationary equipment can be covered
The protection is offered for machines both in working and in rest condition. Some other conditions are when dismantled or moved or re-assembled for cleaning, inspection or repair.
The following events are covered by machinery breakdown insurance:
Machinery breakdown due to short-circuits, excess voltage, and electrical faulty design, faulty material, and faulty casting that manifest after the warranty period due to electrical and mechanical breakdowns
Abnormal operating conditions of the machine
Falling, impact and collision resulting in breakdowns
Carelessness and lack of operating skills in the operations and management of machinery
Turbines bursting, compressors, hydraulic cylinders or other apparatus which is subjected to centrifugal force or internal pressure
Damage or loss due to initiation of fire from within the machinery is also included which is generally excluded from the standard fire protection policy
Express Freight (excluding Air Freight), Overtime and Holiday Wages
Insured’s Own Surrounding Property
Escalation of sum insured
Third Party Liability
Machinery breakdown insurance can be availed by machine owners of large-scale organisations or MSMEs of India. There are two types of exclusions in this policy:
General Exclusions: This includes war, civil war, riots and strikes
Special Exclusions include the following:
Fire and allied perils, theft, etc.
Loss or damage as a result of to overload experiments
Gradual development of abnormalities, defects, cracks etc. in any part being ignored regularly in spite of knowing it demands repair
Regular wear and tear of the machinery
Pre-existing faults or defects in the machinery before the policy commencement
Loss of use of the machinery due to conditions in the plant or factory or any other kind of consequential loss incurred by the insured
Loss or damage because of explosions in chemical recovery boilers
Damage to belts, chains, ropes, rubber tyres or any other exchangeable tools unless any loss or damage to the machinery is indemnifiable
Boilers and Pressure vessels are critical to the manufacturing process. Even a small damage can cause these to explode or collapse. The impact from such events could assume catastrophic proportions, both in terms of the lives that it can affect and the financial losses that it can cause. This policy covers physical loss or damage to boilers and/or other pressure plants where steam is being generated.
This policy covers boiler & pressure vessels owned by you and located at your premises against explosion, implosion and collapse leading to:
Damage to the boilers & pressure vessels
Damage to surrounding property, up to fixed limits, arising due to explosion & collapse of the pressure plant during the normal course of work
Third-party legal liability, up to set limits, arising due to:
Death or bodily injury to third parties
Damage to property of third parties (not held in trust or on commission) caused by and solely due to explosion or collapse occurring during ordinary working.
Owners surrounding property
Additional custom duty
This policy does not cover damage due to:
Fire and related perils
War and nuclear perils
Overload experiments / tests imposing abnormal conditions
Gradually developing defects not requiring stoppage
Normal wear and tear, corrosion not leading to explosion / collapse.
Willful act / negligence
Loss for which the manufacturer is responsible
Pre-existing defects & faults
Mediclaim Policy provides cover for healthcare expenses incurred by insured in a hospital due to a medical emergency, such as illness or accidents. This policy provides coverage to individuals and their covered family members against expenses such as hospital room/ICU charges, diagnostic charges, medicine and other medical expenses.
Extensive coverage under three sections – Equipments, External Data Media and Increased cost of Working Capital
Covers both partial and total loss due to material damage of equipment
Expenses incurred on restoration of data covered
Business continuity ensured by cover for additional costs of continued data processing
The policy provides coverage against unforeseen and sudden physical loss or damage to the electronic equipment and data media that occurs owing to perils other than those specifically excluded. Three sections are providing the desired coverage:
Section 1: Equipments
Covers any unforeseen and sudden physical loss or damage to electronic equipments.
Section 2: External Data Media
Expenses incurred within 12 months from the date of occurrence of loss, necessary for restoring the insured data media to pre-accident condition will be covered.
Section 3: Increased Cost of Working
Covers all additional costs incurred to ensure continued data processing on substitute equipment.
Escalation of the sum insured
Holiday and overtime rates of wages
Owners surrounding property
Additional customs duty
While we strive to cover all eventualities, there are a few exclusions under this policy:
Pre-existing faults or defects, normal wear and tear, erosion, corrosion, etc.
Costs towards elimination of functional failures unless such failures were caused by an indemnifiable loss or damage to the insured items
Maintenance cost of the insured items
Loss or damage to objects made of glass, porcelain or ceramics, sieves or any operating media
Aesthetic defects such as scratches on painted or enameled surfaces
Costs arising from false programming, punching, labeling or inserting, inadvertent cancelling of information or discarding of data media, and from loss of information caused by magnetic fields
Costs for replacement of data media, data and regeneration of data.
Loss or damage due to:
War and nuclear risks
Willful act or negligence
Partial or total cessation of work
Loss or damage to the property falling under the terms of the maintenance agreement
Loss, destruction, or damage directly occasioned by pressure wave caused by aircraft and other aerial devices.