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Scottish Squash insurance zone


Marsh Sport are the appointed insurance broker to Scottish Squash.

This web page sets out details of the insurance provided as part of your membership, how to report an incident and some frequently asked questions.

Who is covered?

This cover applies only to activities authorised or recognised by Scottish Squash

The policy covers:

  • Scottish Squash Limited.
  • Affiliated Clubs.
  • Licensed Coaches.
  • Player Members.
  • Referees, Judges, Officials.
  • Employees and Volunteers.

What insurance do you get as part of your membership?

As part of your membership with Scottish Squash you automatically receive the benefit of the Combined Liability insurance. To understand what these covers are and to see the main terms and conditions that apply please make sure you refer to the policy summary and policy wording which can be found in the downloads section below

The annual policies run from 01 November 2023 – 31 October 2024.

Policy limits are as follows:

  • Public Liability - cover for your legal liability of up to £10,000,000.
  • Professional Indemnity - cover for the club's or licenced coaches legal liability of up to £10,000,000.
  • Directors and Officers – cover for club committee members of up to £5,000,000.
  • Employers Liability – cover for clubs in respect of claims for injuries made by employees or volunteers, up to £10,000,000

Please note: Player members and licenced coaches also receive Personal Accident benefits. See below for details.

About the insurance covers

Public liability insurance provides protection against legal liability for bodily injury to third parties and damage to third party property.

Products liability insurance provides protection against legal liability to pay compensation including legal costs for death or bodily injury, or damage to third party property arising from products supplied.

Cover to protect Scottish Squash affiliated clubs or licenced coaches for claims made against them which allege that a third party has suffered an injury or financial loss caused by negligent acts, errors or omissions during coaching activities

Protection against legal liability in respect of claims made for injuries to any volunteer or employee of an affiliated member club.

Protection for committee members and club officers against claims arising from their decisions or actions whilst managing the organisation.

Player members and licenced coaches also receive the following Personal Accident benefits: 

Insured Persons: All player members and licenced coaches of the insured resident in the United Kingdom including direct travelling to and from such activities.  No person over the age of 75 will be covered by this policy.

Operative Time: Whilst instructing, participating, or officiating at any event or training session organised by the insured and whilst travelling to and/or from an approved activity within the UK. 

  • Death £30,000
  • Loss of Sight in one or both eyes £30,000
  • Loss of Hearing in one ear £7,500
  • Loss of Hearing in both ears £30,000
  • Loss of one or more Limbs £30,000
  • Loss of Speech £30,000
  • Permanent Total Disablement* £30,000
  • Permanent Partial Disablement Up to £25,000
  • Broken Bones - Arm (Humerus, Radius & Ulna) or Wrist (Carpals) - £250
  • Broken Bones - Leg (Femur, Tibia, Fibula), Ankle (Tarsals) or Kneecap (Patella) - £250
  • Skull (excluding jaw and nose), Collar bone (Clavicle), Shoulder Blade (Scapula) - £250
  • Coma Benefit £50 per day for each day up to a maximum of 730 days
  • Dental & Optical Expenses Up to £500
  • Funeral Expenses £10,000
  • Hospitalisation £50 per day up to £750
  • Medical Expenses 25% of Death benefit up to £25,000
  • Physiotherapy Up to £500
  • Rehabilitation Up to £5,000

    *The basis of cover for Permanent Total Disablement is any and every occupation.

Reporting an incident

Please follow these simple steps to making a claim:

  • All incidents that could give rise to a claim must be reported at your earliest opportunity to Marsh Sport
  • Any writ or summons must be forwarded on immediately following receipt. 
  • You should not admit liability under any circumstances as the insurers will respond to all allegations on your behalf.

Frequently asked questions

Employers Liability protects the employer in the event of an injury to an employee, for which the employer is liable.

Employers Liability could apply to clubs who employ coaches or volunteers to work on their behalf.

Public Liability protects a club/member/volunteer if another member, or a member of the public, sues them for injury or damage caused.

Liability cover is provided for trips abroad that are authorised by Scottish Squash. The membership insurance does not include Travel Insurance, which can be obtained via Marsh Sport.

Yes, Clubs are provided with Employers Liability insurance, with a Limit of Indemnity of £10,000,000. 

If the club is unincorporated, the officer (and its members) could be liable for any and all financial losses incurred by the club. The Directors and Officers insurance provided by Scottish Squash is in place to support you and your club for claims in respect of allegations which may come against the officer whilst undertaking their role.

If the club is incorporated the directors may still find themselves personally liable and therefore Directors and Officers Insurance is essential.

Please note this is a different type of cover to Professional Liability, which is a form of liability insurance which helps protect professional advice given by your club. This is also known as errors and omissions cover.

You receive Public Liability up to £10,000,000 and Professional Indemnity (coaching and tuition cover) up to £10,000,000. You also receive the Personal Accident benefits noted on this site.

Yes, the public liability insurance provided will defend your position, should you be sued for injury to a third party or damage to a third party's property.

Please note any claims relating to deliberate or criminal acts are excluded.

If there are verbal or written allegations made against your club, you should record the information and notify Marsh Sport of the incident at your earliest opportunity. Please contact 0345 872 5060 or email

In NO circumstances should you admit liability or agree to pay for any damage caused as this may prejudice the position of Insurers and COULD result in the withdrawal of any indemnity.

Please note this is a Liability policy where Insurers decide if negligence attaches to you, meaning any payment you make to any third parties will not necessarily be reimbursed.

We recommend that a designated person within your club is made responsible to record any reportable accident/incident. Records must be kept for at least 6 years, and longer where it involves a person under the age of 18 years. Names and addresses of any possible witnesses should also be recorded. Please ensure your club has an accident book to record all such information.

In respect of Safeguarding allegations records should be kept indefinitely.

It is essential that you undertake risk assessments for the activities of your club to support you in your risk management. You and your club owe a duty of care to those around you.

If an allegation for negligence is made against you or your club the risk assessments will be needed to evidence what you have reasonably been able to do to prevent an incident occurring.

If your query relates to the insurance policy please contact our insurance broker, Marsh Sport on either 0345 872 5060, or by email at