De-mining activities - help required.

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  1. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    I need some help from the de-mining community if possible.

    I need to generate an insurance proposal form to enable insurers to quote terms for personal accident insurance for the de-mining community.

    I can easily cobble together the basics from our other high-risk insurance forms, or look at existing market products but would appreciate the input of any experts.

    Of interest is the types of techniques being used, quality assurance measures, relative safety rates etc.

    No money on offer, but if anyone is willing to provide some expert guidance, it could help offer better terms to their fellow de-mining types around the world.



    PS originally posted only on the RE forum, but copied here on advice.
  2. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    Have you tried contacting Howard Thomson of HMT Insurance. he is a specialist broker in this area and should be able to give you good advice.
  3. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Thanks for the tip but as the source of the enquiry is a probable competitor of his, it would not be appropriate to scam him for the information!
  4. diplomat

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  5. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Thanks diplomat,

    I have only skim read it, and will read in detail next week. What I am really trying to get to the bottom of is things like:

    Which training providers are deemed to be top quality, and who/what would experienced operators steer away from if seen on a CV on a potential employee?

    Are any of the methods used cheaper/easier but higher risk? This could be an indicator of a company who is more concerned with cost than employee safety, especially where LECs are concerned.

    Is there a source of accepted safety protocols that could be used as a reference guide for safe working practices?

    To explain the questions, when quoting insurance it is key to assess the risk as accurately as possible. It is possible to rate all de-miners based on the overall accident statistics, but I prefer to identify the key areas such as training/procedures/protocols and recognise best practice with better rates. This gives me the best chance to price according to exposure rather than assume that all demining operations are the same.

    Thanks again,


    PS, I will obviously keep on googling, but I value input from those in the know as well.
  6. msr

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  7. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    Duke - Check your PM