Rail Sector Insurance

Award-winning business insurance for when you need peace of mind in a matter of moments.

Insurance for contractors in the rail sector

Qdos provide a range of insurance products for contractors working on the railways from liability insurance to professional indemnity. We cover a wide range of railway contractor work, as long as you are not working in Red Zones, your services do not impact the provision of power to rails or signals, and you are not laying tracks or connection of signals.

Limited company contractor

Keep your business on track with award-winning insurance

All of our policies can be purchased online or over the phone on 0116 269 0999 within a couple of minutes.

Your documentation is emailed to you instantly, so you can forward it on to your agency or client straight away.

For a fast and easy quotation, simply select your trade on the quote engine below. Please note that manual workers may have a higher premium than initially shown on the quote engine - please progress to the 'Questions' stage for an accurate quotation.

Railway Contractors Liability Insurance

Nearly all rail sector contractors will be required to hold Public and Employers Liability Insurance as a stipulation of their contracts. Working in the rail sector can involve a number of risks on a daily basis so holding Public Liability insurance is a key cover, particularly if you undertake any manual work. This will give you peace of mind knowing that if any accidents happen while working, you have cover to defend your case and if necessary, pay any damages.

£1million, £2million and £5million Public Liability policies are offered for those operating in the rail sector, with the option to increase to £10million. Please refer to your contract and assess your risk before purchasing.

Examples of trades covered

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Air conditioning and
refrigeration mechanic
Depot manager ICT manager/project manager Radio communications
Alternative transport
Design engineer Industrial relations workplace
relations officer
Rolling stock engineer
Area controller
Duty officer Investigations officer Rostering officer
Asset engineer Electrical engineer Learning and development
Scada engineer
Assistant engineer Electrical linesperson Maintenance officer Sheet metal worker
Boiler maker Electrician Marketing officer Station manager master
Cable jointer Electrolysis technician Mechanical engineer Stores clerk
Cartographer Electronics and
communications technician
Mechanical signaller Structural engineer
Catering logistics
Electronics engineer Mechanical trades Substation electrician/
Chief engineer Engineering assistant Metal fabrication trades Systems control engineer
Civil and structural
engineering associate
Engineering manager Multimedia specialist Technical officer
Civil engineer Engineering technicians
and draftpersons
Network controller Technical surveyor/
surveying technician
Civil engineering
Environmental engineer Operational engineer Telecommunications and
control systems worker
Civil engineering
technician assistant
Environmental scientist Operations and service
delivery staff
Train monitoring officer
Civil engineering
Estimator Panel beater Train planner
Closed circuit TV
CCTV operator
Facilities management officer Payroll officer Training officer
Communications and
control systems engineer
Fire officer Project manager Transport officer
Construction workers Fitter and turner Project planner Vehicle body builder
Crew manager Freight liaison officer Property manager
Customer service attendant Geotechnical engineer Protection engineer  
  Human resources HR officer Purchasing officer  

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

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