Risk Management & Insurance
Risk Management should be considered when planning every project or activity. The District Risk Management Policy provides step by step assistance to identify and avoid risks.
There are a number of types or ‘risk’ associated with Rotary’s activities, some of which are:
While there is a responsibility to control and properly manage all forms of risk to achieve a successful outcome, the District's risk management policy is primarily concerned with the risks associated with Public Liability, personal injury to Rotarians and other Rotary participants while on Rotary duties and damage to Rotary and a Rotarian’s property.
- the risk that a particular project does not achieve its desired goal – or worse, that money is actually lost on the venture – sometimes called business opportunity risk
- the risk that Rotary might injure someone, damage property, or incur a liability through actual or perceived negligence (lack of due care) on the part of a Rotary Club, Rotary District or Rotary organisation or its members – generally called Public Liability
- the risk of personal injury or sickness for one or more of it members whilst on Rotary duty either in the home country or overseas
- the risk of damage to Rotary or a Rotarian’s property
Rotary has a duty of care to its members and, in certain circumstances, to members of the public and must make reasonable endeavours to ensure due diligence with respect to public safety. Statutory obligations and the common law duty of care apply to all Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Districts and other Rotary organisations in the conduct of any activity undertaken by them.
Until recently it was generally accepted that insurance provided the protection against the risk of public liability claims resulting from Rotary’s activities. However, the ability to gain insurance at affordable rates or, in some cases, to insure against legal responsibility necessitates that Rotary must now re-evaluate how we identify, define and manage the risk associated with our activities in order to retain insurance cover.
Please download the following forms:
Event Organisers Form New
Rotary Risk Management Checklist
Rotary Insurance Policy
Risk Management Form
Risk Management Insurance Proforma
Rotary Incident Form 050308
ACE Travel Claim Form
PA Trav 10-11 Summary
2010-2011 Rotary Insurance Summary
Insurance Certificate of Currency
Please contact the District Insurance Officers Don Hutton and Liz Stonestreet (details below) to obtain an up-to-date copy
For further information please contact:
T: B: 9570 5422 M: 0412 407 963
T: 4626 5022 M: 0401 985 304