Fully covers costs incurred during clean-up and rehabilitation in the event of an environmental spill.
It is a legal requirement to have this cover in force.
Potential pollutants can include items as diverse as food products, paint and detergents.
Transport of fuels, chemicals and other potential pollutants presents a unique set of environmental contamination risks.
These can lead to financial penalties and legal action for operators and business owners of the vehicles transporting dangerous goods and potential pollutants. Transport claims can easily exceed R1m for average-sized spillage and may take years to complete and obtain departmental sign off and closure. Owner/operator will be held liable for clean-up and rehabilitation costs. Government may fine up to R10m and/or 10 years in jail for non-compliance following an incident.
Full disclosure of underwriter and insurer is noted in documents below.