The Uniting Church in Australia Synod of WA has a responsibility for insurance of all property vested in the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (WA), including their related business activities.
The Uniting Church Western Australia has a responsibility for insurance of all property vested in the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (WA), including their related business activities.
Uniting Church Insurance Services (UCIS) is responsible for the negotiation, purchase and management of the insurance programme to protect the assets, earnings and liabilities of the various Agencies, Instrumentalities, Schools and Congregations of the Church.
UCIS is responsible for the administration of the insurance programme which includes:
Q. Who do I contact for Insurance Services at the Uniting Church Western Australia Synod Office?
A. Contact our Uniting Church Insurance Risk (UCIS) team. Scroll down to view their contact details.
Q. Are we covered for Public Liability if we hold an event off-site?
A. Yes, the Public Liability Insurance policy covers all activities under the control of the Uniting Church.
Q. Is there evidence of Public Liability Insurance that can be obtained?
A. Yes, the evidence of cover is known as a Certificate of Currency. The Public Liability Certificate of Currency is available by contacting UCIS.
Q. What amount can we claim for under the property policy?
A. The full cost of replacement or reinstatement subject to the declared value of the property being adequate.
Q. Does the age of our building make any difference?
A. No, even our oldest buildings are fully covered. However, it’s important that Heritage listed buildings are insured for reinstatement in accordance with Heritage requirements.
Q. What is not covered by the property policy?
A. Normal wear and tear and gradual deterioration of property are two primary exclusions.
Q. If someone trips on our property and suffers an injury, what do we do?
A. Contact our UCIS team immediately.
Q. If we have a large or complicated property loss, what help is available?
A. The Insurance and Risk Officer will arrange for a Loss Assessor to assist as required.
Q. Are Volunteers insured if they injure themselves?
A. Yes, Personal Accident Insurance is arranged to cover all Volunteers engaged in authorised voluntary activities.
Q. Are private motor vehicles, whilst being used in authorised activities, insured under the insurance programme?
A. The definition of vehicle is extended to include your employee and voluntary worker’s vehicles whilst any such vehicle is being used by the employee or voluntary worker in the conduct of your business.
Q. If we hire our premises to third parties, are they required to have Public Liability Insurance?
A. It is expected that most hirers will have their own Public Liability Insurance. However, insurance can be arranged to provide protection for Hire
In the event of a general claim, or potential claim:
In the event of an Emergency where lives are at risk, follow these steps:
Step 1: Call 000
Step 2: Contact your liaison person at Synod, UCIS team and Media if necessary
Step 3: If in doubt, refer all queries to the appropriate persons in Synod
Step 4: Do not arrive at conclusions till thorough investigations have been completed.
Claims can arise from losses involving events such as:
Refer any claim or potential claim to UCIS and they will follow up with Insurers and appointed legal representatives. Do not provide any unsubstantiated information to third parties.
Identification cards can be issued to overseas travelers and should be carried whilst travelling. These cards contain a telephone number for emergency assistance and the policy number. The service includes:
Insurer: Chubb Insurance Emergency
Emergency Number: +61 2 9929 2216
A claim form should be prepared and sent to our team as soon as possible. Overseas travellers must report losses to the local police or responsible officer of any aircraft or vessel on which they are travelling.
In the event of loss or damage to a mote vehicle you should:
At the scene:
Endeavour to obtain:
After the accident
Immediate notification should be given to the Insurer.
Phone: 1300 888 073
For ease of lodgement, it is suggested that you have the following information ready:
The Vero claims department will assist in completing the claim and advise on the action to be taken to have the vehicle repaired.
Should you experience any problems in respect to your claim, contact our UCIS team immediately.
When an employee sustains an injury as a result of an accident arising out of or in the course of employment, the particulars of the injury are to be:
In the event of a serious accident where there may be a possibility of Common Law action against the Company, your Company Secretary or other designated officer must be advised immediately.