Event organisers are required to hold a current policy of insurance in respect of public liability or third party risks (including products liability where appropriate). The relevant limit of indemnity shall be no less than £5M but it remains the responsibility of the organiser/operator having taken independent professional advice to determine the appropriate level of cover having regard to the nature of their operation and the perceived level of risk. The council reserves the right to require a higher limit if deemed necessary.
All contractors and performers need their own public liability cover and depending upon the nature of your organisation and the proposed event other insurances may also be required. The event organiser should obtain and retain a copy of the public liability insurance details for any exhibitor, performer/group, sub-contractor, caterer or third party etc. whom they have instructed/authorised to appear at the event. It is not sufficient just to ask if insurance is in place; evidence will be required in the event of a claim.
Note: All documentation must be produced no later than 6 weeks before the Event date. Failure to comply may result in the Harbour Authority refusing to grant permission for the holding of the event.