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Airside Liability Insurance

Airside liability insurance is often overlooked, but it is essential cover if you conduct business in airside locations. No matter how often your business conducts business in or near an airport, working airside entails dealing with specific hazards, that need to be insured against.

Incidents resulting from these airside-specific hazards will not be covered by your standard public liability or motor policies – it is therefore imperative that you uncover and plug any gaps in your insurance cover.

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Airside Liability Cover

Airports are densely packed, restrictive spaces composed of a constantly changing landscape of aircrafts, pedestrians and service vehicles, along with other unpredictable hazards such as fuel spills, weather and cargo. It is important to insure against these risks and protect your business.

Each business performs unique services and requires specific cover—airside liability policies are not one-size-fits-all. You should therefore perform a risk assessment and speak to expert insurance broker to determine your level of liability.

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Managing Your Airside Risk

Although you cannot control everything that happens airside, certain risk management strategies can help you guard against common hazards. Below are some common airside liability hazards and risk management strategies you can use to limit your liability:

  • Vehicles – Properly train drivers on the areas they are allowed to drive in and best practices for avoiding collisions (such as prohibiting reversing).
  • Pedestrians – Train all employees to look for pedestrians and provide anyone working airside with reflective outerwear so others can spot them.
  • Weather – Equip workers with personal protective equipment for every kind of inclement weather.
  • Dangerous goods – Provide employees with training that identifies the most common types of dangerous goods found airside (such as spilt fuel) and how to handle each situation.
  • Noise – All employees working airside should have headphones to protect against aircraft noise.

Employees should always inform the relevant airport staff of their presence so they can be directed along the appropriate routes. By ensuring your employees are prepared before arriving airside, you can safeguard your workers and limit your business’ liability.

Operating a Vehicle Airside

Operating a vehicle in airside locations can be difficult, requiring serious training and extensive cooperation. There are three primary areas that your drivers will have to navigate airside:

  • Aprons – This is the stationing area for aircrafts that are preparing to load or unload passengers and luggage. Vehicles must avoid positioning themselves behind aircrafts as this would place them in danger of being hit by debris propelled by the engines, which could cause severe damage and death. Vehicles must not reverse in this area unless they are manoeuvring or servicing an aircraft.
  • Taxiway crossing routes – This is any defined path that connects two or more areas airside. Vehicles should avoid crossing taxiways, if possible. If a vehicle has to cross, drivers must make sure that no aircrafts are occupying or being towed along the path, and they should keep from driving behind an aircraft to avoid damage to the vehicle caused by engine debris.
  • Manoeuvring area – This is any area that is designated for take-offs or landings. Access to the manoeuvring area can only be granted by air traffic control and only if the driver is trained with the correct certifications. Drivers may need to access the manoeuvring area to tow an aircraft.

A Little Bit About Us

Getting a quote from Edison Ives Insurance

You can call through to our team and deal with one of our knowledgeable airside liability insurance experts today. We are not a call centre, or an old-fashioned brokerage, meaning you will receive a personal service, whilst also having access to cutting edge services and products. Usually in the insurance sector it is one or the other!

To source the quotation, we just need to understand a little more about your business. We will then do all the work, obtain quotes, and then provide you with the best insurance solution. In addition, we won’t just source the right cover, we are there to act as your airside liability insurance consultant and support your business where possible. If you are happy with the quote you can pay there and then, via BACS or by taking out instalments and spreading the payments out over 6 or 10 monthly payments.

Who are Edison Ives?

At Edison Ives we’ve built up years of experience and a network of specialist airside liability insurance contacts. We have access to ‘broker only’ markets, niche markets, major composite markets, and specialist underwriting agencies. As we are not tied to anyone, or owned by a big group, we can choose the markets we use, meaning we go where we feel is best for you and your business.

We’re an independent business, supporting other independent businesses. We’re a ‘different’ kind of insurance broker and we passionately support other small and medium sized businesses where we can. In a nutshell, we protect your business as if it was our own.

When you deal with Edison Ives you will get a dedicated contacts. All our account managers have a cap on how many clients they deal with to ensure that that personal service is never lost. Edison Ives are proud members of the British Insurance Brokers Association.

To discuss your airside liability insurance needs please call today on 0113 3904646, or visit our Contact Us page.

Airside Liability Insurance – Avoid Being Under Insured

With a simple risk assessment and a robust airside liability policy, you can be sure you are protected from the litany of airside hazards. Contact the insurance professionals at Edison Ives for more information on limiting your business’ liability.

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