From early design costs to final figures, quantity surveyors seek to minimize the costs of a project and enhance value for money whilst ensuring that the project meets all legal and quality assurance requirements.
Key exposures for Quantity Surveyors
- Failure to design or prepare proper project costings
- Failure to prove authenticity of the work
- Failure to provide information
- Providing information which breaches guidelines or other laws and regulations
Why do Quantity Surveyors need Professional Indemnity Insurance?
Quantity surveyor duties typically include:
- Conducting feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labor costs
- Preparing, negotiating and analyzing costs for tenders and contracts
- Advising on a range of legal and contractual issues
- Valuing completed projects and arranging for payment
- Preparing tender and contract documents
- Providing advice on contractual claims
- Analyzing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports;
- Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use
- Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.
The primary duties of Quantity Surveyors are to design costs relating to building projects. Any mistakes or errors made by them in their professional duties could lead to a claim. Professional Indemnity Insurance protects them against claims made against them by their clients by reimbursing the insured for legal costs and damages payable.
Why purchase your Professional Indemnity Insurance through Express Insurance?
With Express Insurance, you can source a PI quote in seconds, and have the option of adding Public Liability Insurance. You can then proceed to buy the insurance and produce your Certificate of Insurance in minutes, or alternatively save the quote back to your email account for buying later.
And we save your details on Renewal of your insurance, making the process of renewing your PI Insurance even easier and quicker.
Throughout your experience with us our team of highly experienced PI specialists are a phone call away!
Please Note: Coverage under the policy will be subject to the particular circumstances relating to a claim and the full terms and conditions of the policy.
PI premiums are determined by your Turnover and PL Premiums by the number of staff under your employ. All insurers charge a minimum premium .
We believe we have negotiated highly competitive premiums this class of insurance, and will continue to monitor premium levels available in the market to ensure this remains the case.
Premiums vary between states as a result of differing stamp duty rates, however our minimum Total Premiums for Professional Indemnity start from $602 (incl. GST).
We have designed the Insurance application process so it only takes an average of 5 minutes to complete your application. In most cases your application will be instantly approved online, and you can print your Confirmation of Insurance to prove that you have the requisite cover in place... It's that easy!! All other documentation, such as your tax invoice, policy schedule and wording will be emailed directly to you for your records.
If the policy can't be issued immediately because we require further information, we will contact you generally on the same day.
Approximately one month prior to the renewal of your policy you will receive a renewal reminder email with a link that will allow you to review your previous years cover and renew the policy even quicker!
* We have minimized the number of referral situations so that most applications will be automatically accepted. However, if for example you have prior claims we will contact you to facilitate completion of your application personally with the Insurer.
Your Insurance policy is arranged by Express Insurance acting as agent of CGU Professional Risks, Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 AFSL 227681 trading as CGU Insurance.
CGU is part of the IAG Group, Australasia's leading general insurance group and an ASX Top 50 company. IAG's businesses underwrite approximately $7.8 billion of premium every year and employ 15,000 people worldwide.
CGU is one of Australia's largest intermediary-based general insurers, providing insurance to Australians for almost 160 years. They Insure in excess of three million policies in total, including over 500,000 Australian homes and one million private motor vehicles.
To underpin the long-term stability of their business, CGU holds capital over and above that required by Australia's Prudential Regulator (APRA).
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We will work with you to ensure that claims are handled in a professional manner and that you get a fair outcome from the Insurer. The first step is to lodge your claim form.