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Public liability insurance for fire performers

Cover from £41.50 a year

This policy is designed for standard members* who are fire performers who apply for public liability cover, who conform to the required criteria, who pay the appropriate premium and receive a certificate.

If you are organising a production then you will probably require additional cover.

If you are employed in a production then insurance will be the responsibility of the production company.

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*Standard member - A member of Equity who is in benefit in accordance with the rules of Equity who is not a student member, who is a permanent resident of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands or any overseas artist visiting the United Kingdom to whom Equity has granted membership of Equity.

Fire Performing Activities Covered

Note: only the following fire performing activities will be insured under this policy:

Body burning, fire clubs, fire eating, fire poi, fire staff, fire swinging, fire breathing, fire devil sticks, angle grinding, fire fakir, dove pan, fire fingers, fire fan, fire sword and poles, fire skipping ropes, fire hula hoop, fire whip, fire sculpture, fire Diablo, fire rope, banner burning, firework staff, fire batons, fire umbrella, fire spinning, fire book, fire knives or fire nipple tassels and any other activity agreed by First Act in writing.

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General pre-contract disclosure

When applying for this insurance you will be asked a number of questions to determine your demands, needs, eligibility and suitability of the insurances offered. You will not receive any advice or recommendations during the purchase process. The covers offered are only available via this website to qualifying members of Equity who have access to e mail and acceptable payment card. Hiscox Underwriting Ltd are to sole insurer of all the available products. Once the purchase is complete, you will be sent by e mail a confirmation of payment, Policy ,Schedule and our Terms of Business. Details of all the covers provided as well as the covers automatically provided by Equity with your subscription will have been sent to you by Equity. A paper copy of the documents is available on request. Hencilla Canworth GI Ltd receives a commission from the insurer for arranging these covers and also charges a £5 fee. In sourcing and placing your policy, collecting premiums and settling the Accident and Backstage claims we act as the agent of Hiscox Underwriting Ltd.

Full details of our Terms of Business can be found here link

Statement of demands and needs

The Fire performers public liability cover meets the demands and needs of standard members of Equity that wish to protect themselves against claims for legal liability following injury or damage that arise from their activities as fire performers subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.

Those employing others (even freelance engagements) will require Employers’ Liability insurance and additional public liability insurance. First Act is happy to discuss your circumstances, advise accordingly and arrange any necessary additional insurance covers required.

Once payment has been taken, you will receive a confirmation of cover schedule and policy wording illustrating the period of cover, terms and Members are reminded that they must maintain their membership to ensure that cover applies.

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You have confirmed that you are eligible for Public liability insurance for fire performers.