ASF Caving Insurance

Updated 19 January 2024

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this web page are for information ONLY and where any question arises the official insurance policy of the Federation prevails


ASF Insurance Scheme Overview

The ASF holds a Public Liability policy for its Individual Members, Member clubs, Speleological councils and the ASF Gift Fund. Coverage applies when members carry out business as stated in the Schedule of Cover. That business is;

“Principally Association participating in the following activities: Cave, Karst & Mine Research, Exploration, Surveying & Recreation, Equipment Testing, Publishing and Photography, Caving (inclusive: Diving) together with training and practice for the above activities as declared; property owners and/or occupiers, trades and services incidental thereto.”

The ASF Council adopted The ASF Insurance Scheme Guidelines in January 2002. This document provides the ASF Insurance Contact and the ASF Executive with a framework to administer this Insurance Scheme on behalf of Members.

What types of cover?

In summary the Federation holds two (2) Insurance policies:

  • Combined Public & Product Liability – $20 million
  • Directors & Officers Liability – $1 million

Overseas Expeditions / International Caving

The policy does cover Members for Public Liability whilst caving in other parts of the world. However, there are a number of exclusions notably being USA & Canada. Extensions to the policy can be arranged at additional cost.

Please contact the ASF Insurance Contact further information.

Certificate of Currency

The 2024 Certificate of Currency – Liability Insurance can be downloaded here

or else email the ASF Insurance Contact. who will arrange a copy from the Federations insurance Broker.

Certificates can also be provided naming specific Governments, Land Owners or Individuals. Please refer to the ASF Insurance Contact.

Personal Accident Insurance

The policy does not cover the individual member of the Federation for Personal Accident insurance.

Travel Insurance

The policy does not cover the individual member of the Federation for Travel insurance.

Equipment Insurance

The policy does not cover the individual member, or a club of the Federation for Equipment insurance.