The extent of cover provided for equipment used on fieldwork is subject to policy terms and conditions. It should be noted that as a rule equipment left unattended and unsecured in the field is not insured. This includes equipment located outside of a vehicle or premises and which is not under the direct control or supervision of a UCD staff member or student.
Reasonable precautions to lock and/or secure the equipment must be taken.
There are additional considerations that may impact the cover available such as:
Is the equipment rented/borrowed?
How is the equipment being transported?
Where is it going?
What is the value of the equipment?
Is there a rental agreement in place, etc.?
To ascertain the extent of equipment cover available to persons using equipment valued at greater than €5000 on fieldwork, please contact the UCD SIRC Office with details of the equipment and the fieldwork risk assessment.