Insurance Policy Summary

Useful links/contacts

Full details can be found at the University Insurance website:

There are links here to information about the different policies and how to make a claim.

The policies relating to IT equipment are:

To contact the Insurance team, email insurance at ed dot ac dot uk

Policy Summaries

All Risk

Cover for equipment against "All Risks" which includes losses due to fire, flood, storm, theft, burst pipes and accidental damage. This is mainly for specialist equipment rather than standard office contents.


Cover against "All risks" which includes loss due to fire, flood, storm, theft, burst pipes and accidental damage to all computers other than desktops and laptops.

  • Excess is currently 250K for high value equipment
  • Excess of 5K for theft and malicious damage
  • Excess of 100K for material damage and data loss


  • This is required to cover travelling with a laptop, personal device. It covers Personal Baggage (includes laptops, mobile phones, digital cameras etc) (Single Article Limit 25% of sum insured or 1000, whichever is the greater)

Information to be sent to Insurance Office

  • all risks - this includes all non-computer equipment e.g. robots, instrumented meeting room
  • Computers > 10K - Core switches, storage arrays built from individual parts, network switches, server racks where the total value > 10K
  • other IT kit - Desktops, laptops, printers, tablets, monitors.


  • The School takes the risk of laptops/desktops at home and in transit between home and work. Laptops should also be covered by travel insurance for any trips.
  • The School takes the risk of loss of laptops in the workplace. It is expected that the appropriate Institute will cover the cost wherever possible.
  • Deadline of submission for details to Insurance Department is 31st May but details of any significant purchases should be sent to Insurance Office as soon as possible.

-- AlisonDownie - 10 Oct 2013

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