Oil and Gas Contractor Insurance

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Insurance for oil and gas contractors

Qdos provide a range of insurance products for oil and gas contractors from liability cover to personal accident insurance. We are confident that our premiums are amongst the lowest in the market with no inflated rates for working offshore vs onshore.

As part of our service, you can request a call back at a time that suits your schedule. Our team are on hand to provide you with support via phone, email or online chat so you can get cover sorted quickly, wherever you are.

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Insurance in minutes, so you can get on with what you do best

Our instant online application process enables you to get cover quickly, with documentation issued instantly and monthly payment schedules available, so you can get on site at a moment's notice.


Rigging and rope access work is covered. Manual workers will need to proceed to the 'Questions' page of the quote engine to obtain an accurate quotation. 

Looking for a little more guidance? Get in contact with our team on 0116 269 0999 or our instant chat system and get your questions answered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our oil and gas contractor insurance provides cover for any of the following professions operating on a contract basis, whether offshore, onshore site or office based, and more;

Oil and Gas Project Managers
Oil and Gas Designers
Oil and Gas Electricians
RF Testers
Rope Access Contractors
Rigging Contractors
Well Supervisors

  • We provide policies relevant to the risks that oil and gas contractors face at competitive premiums, examples of popular forms of cover are Professional Indemnity and low cost Public Liability.
  • If you are not the sole employee of your business, even if you simply hire a spouse to do the books, you may be legally obliged to hold employers’ liability insurance.
  • Contractors Sickness Cover will cover you for offshore work, however excludes transit to/from an offshore installation by air/sea.
  • Contractors All Risk insurance covers damage caused to property by a range of different events such as fire, flood, storm, vandalism or theft. The policy will cover damage caused by anything not excluded, this is why it’s named ‘all risks’.
  • Personal Accident Insurance provides a lump sum in the event of suffering bodily injury as a result of an accident, ensuring you can continue to pay your bills whilst you may not be able to provide your services.

It's important to note that your end client or agency may expect a particular level of indemnity from your cover, so you should check for any contractual requirements.

We provide a selection of example trades in the quote process however our cover is not exclusive to these options. Please select 'Other' in the secondary list and proceed should none apply to you.

If you are operating offshore in the energy sector and can successfully complete the application, your policy will cover you (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy wording).

Should your application refer, simply complete the registration process or contact a member of the customer service team. It is likely we require some further information of the nature of your business to assess your application - the more information you can provide, the better our customer service agents can assist you.

Options readily available via the quote engine include:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers
  • Electricians
  • NDT/Inspectors
  • RF Testers
  • Rope Access Technicians
  • Riggers
  • Well Supervisors
  • Roustabouts
  • Roughnecks
  • Derrickmen
  • Drillers
  • Toolpushers
  • Production Operators
  • Blade Technicians (wind energy)
Why Qdos?
Self-employment is our everything. In fact, we’ve been specialists in the industry since 1988.

We’re business insurance and employment status enthusiasts. We get a kick out of simplifying the complex world of compliance so you don’t have to.
All of our policies include the following as standard:
A dedicated Account Manager
We'll never pass you around a call centre
Online account for 24/7 access
Manage your policies at a time that suits you
Free IR35 Contract Assessment
Because IR35 compliance starts with the written contract

Have a question?

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Prefer to talk to us in person?

Call our team on 0116 269 0999 or we can call you back at a time that suits you!