The mining and gas industry is constantly evolving. Whilst many large coal, bauxite, copper and nickel mining companies were the norm for the past few decades, recent years have seen an explosion in Coal Seam Gas exploration and development. This industry has its own set of parameters and associated risks.
These developments (mainly in Qld and SA) have allowed an astounding number of people to be engaged by and contract to the major mining companies. This expansion of Drilling and Mining industry employment opportunities has generated an increased and more diverse demand for new insurance products and services. We are fortunate to have the support of offshore major clients who have assets domiciled in Australia. These offshore relationships allow us to liaise with international brokers who assist us to facilitate and provide insurance for their customers and operations in Australia. Combined with our local knowledge and industry support, we have been able to provide solutions to complex procedures in relation to Coal Seam Gas exploration, drilling, extraction, distribution and development.
The industries supported by this development are not limited to:
- Civil Contractors
- Architects, Drafting and Design
- Fabrication and Boiler making
- Hydraulic Systems Development & Maintenance
- Computing Systems and IT Development
- Human Resource and Labour Hire Provision
- Legal Defence
It is the latter point that has seen a change in the way our customers do business.
The legal aspect has created a spotlight on the liability exposures our customers experience everyday when contracting their services to mining and gas companies. The obligations our clients are required to attend to and the detailed contracts under which they operate, allows us to demonstrate our expertise in arranging suitable insurance to protect themselves, their families, their businesses and their local communities.
We understand the needs of both the principal and the contractor and can arrange the necessary policies to insure the massively expensive equipment and infrastructure along with specific liability protection required.