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Caunce O’Hara are experts for insuring UK rail contractors, and specifically rail engineers.

Our insurance scheme is widely regarded as one of the best on the market while also being one of the most competitive for premiums.

Our rail scheme offers cover including:

  • Public Liability Insurance – up to £5 million (with the option for £10 million of cover which is referred to our underwriters and is dependent on the level of risk)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance – up to £5 million
  • Employer’s Liability Insurance – up to £10 million
  • Personal Accident & Sickness Cover
  • Tax Enquiry & Legal Expenses Insurance
  • IR35 Contract Reviews for only £60.00 (available when purchased with the Tax Enquiry & Legal Expenses policy)

General acceptable criteria for cover include:

  • Turnover or fee income of less than £250,000 pa.
  • A maximum of 5 employees.
  • No claims or circumstances in the last 3 years.
  • Need to be a UK-based company.
  • All UK-based work – no overseas exposure.
  • No previous insurance cancelled or declined.
  • Work as part of a team, with no sign-off responsibility for work undertaken.

For a bespoke quote call our friendly award-winning team on 0333 321 1403

Coverage is available for a wide range of rail professionals and is based on one of three levels of risk: Green Low, Amber Moderate, and Red High.


  • Alternative transport officer
  • Area controller
  • Asset engineer
  • Cartographer
  • Catering logistics officer
  • Closed circuit tv cctv operator
  • Communications and control systems engineer
  • Crew manager
  • Customer service attendant
  • Depot manager
  • Duty officer
  • Engineering technicians and draftspersons
  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Estimator
  • Facilities management officer
  • Freight liaison officer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Human resources HR officer
  • ICT manager and ICT project manager
  • Industrial relations workplace relations officer
  • Learning and development officer
  • Marketing officer
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Operations and service delivery staff
  • Payroll officer
  • Property manager
  • Purchasing officer
  • Rostering officer
  • Scada engineer
  • Station manager master
  • Stores clerk
  • Train monitoring officer
  • Train planner
  • Training officer
  • Transport officer


  • Chief engineer
  • Civil and structural engineering associate
  • Civil engineer
  • Civil engineering draftsperson
  • Civil engineering technician assistant
  • Civil engineering technologist
  • Construction project manager
  • Design engineer
  • Electronics and communications technician
  • Electronics engineer
  • Engineering manager
  • Engineering assistant
  • Fire officer
  • Investigations officer
  • Network controller
  • Operational engineer
  • Project manager
  • Project planner
  • Protection engineer
  • Radio communications technician
  • Setting out engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Systems control engineer
  • Technical officer
  • Technical surveyor surveying technician
  • Telecommunications and control systems workers


  • Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic
  • Assistant engineer
  • Boiler maker
  • Brake mechanic
  • Cable jointer
  • Construction workers
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical linesperson
  • Electrician
  • Electrolysis technician
  • Fitter and turner
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mechanical signaler
  • Mechanical trades
  • Metal fabrication trades
  • Panel beater
  • Rolling stock engineer
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Signal box manager
  • Signaling engineer
  • Substation electrician or technician
  • Track engineer
  • Vehicle body builder

If you don’t see your role in our list, that doesn’t mean we can’t cover you. Call our friendly award-winning team for details and a quote on 0333 321 1403

Caunce O’Hara offer innovative insurance policies to the engineering sector, providing comprehensive cover for a wide range of engineering professionals, including:

CAD designers, Mechanical engineers, Design engineers, Field engineers, Health & Safety engineers, Systems engineers, Oil & Gas engineers, Electrical engineers, Rail engineers… and many more!

At Caunce O’Hara we understand that human errors occur. Unfortunately, in engineering and manufacturing rectifying a mistake can be expensive. Whether it’s an error in design calculations or flaws in a product design, a mistake could cause big problems for a business, including loss of revenue and the loss of potential future orders.

That’s when our comprehensive insurance for engineering contractors can help.

The right insurance policy can protect you

Our Engineering Contractor insurance will cover you against the risks and exposure you face in your professional role.

At Caunce O’Hara, we recognise that a project engineer in the oil and gas sector faces different risks to those of a process engineer at a chemical plant. The variations in risk are why our policies have been well thought-out to accommodate your situation, whatever that may be.

Covered in just a few clicks

At Caunce O’Hara we offer a range of insurance policies to provide cover for most technical engineering professions.

Insurance cover we offer includes:

  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public Liability
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Tax Enquiry & Legal Expenses
  • Contract Review
  • Personal Accident

Our innovative online quoting system means you can get a comprehensive insurance quote in a matter of minutes with just a few clicks.

Key benefits to you

  • Highly competitive premiums… ask for a quote to see how much you could save
  • Simple and easy to understand policy wording
  • Strong track record of settling engineering claims
  • Flexible monthly payments
  • Immediate cover available
  • Policy documents issued to you within minutes via email
  • Access to your own claims team
  • Award-winning schemes team ready to assist you

To request a personalised engineer’s insurance quote call our award-winning team on 0333 321 1403 or email

 Caunce O’Hara & Co Ltd is authorised & regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority under firms reference number 306183.

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