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Shooting professionals policy

Aim Risk Services logoAIM Risk Services, a long-standing insurance partner of BASC is proud to offer an insurance policy providing protection for qualified coaches and shooting professionals. The cover has been specifically designed to meet the needs of shooting professionals as most other policies are limited to recreational shooting only.

The Coaches and Professionals policy provides essential insurance protection for registered coaches and shooting professionals including public liability, professional indemnity and personal accident.

The policy cover is designed for:

  • deer stalkers (DSC1 and DSC2 qualified)
  • gamekeepers
  • qualified shotgun coaches
  • qualified airgun coaches
  • pest controllers
  • pickers-up, beaters, loaders
  • dog trainers
  • trainee coaches
  • qualified safety officers.

Included in your policy

Public liability£10 million for each and every loss
Professional indemnity£1 million for each and every loss and in the aggregate
Personal accident
  • Death and capital benefits up to £25,000
  • Medical benefits
  • Hospitalisation
Geographical limitsWorldwide (excluding the US and Canada)
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom

For more information contact Andy Hearn at AIM Risk Services on 03335 778 232.

AIM Risk Services is a trading name of James Hallam Limited who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


Who are AIM Risk Services?

The cover set out below provides protection during recreational activities only: wildfowling, rabbit, pigeon, game, deer, vermin and target shooting, air-gunning, conservation, hawking, archery, angling and ferreting.

● Public and products liability of up to £10 million for each and every loss (and in the aggregate for products liability).

● Employers’ liability of up to £10 million for each and every loss and in the aggregate.

● Personal accident of up to £50,000 resulting in the loss of sight, hearing or limbs.

The cover included within your BASC membership provides protection during recreational activities. It also includes where members make a small commercial gain from the sale of meat or other small income derived from such recreational shooting activities, provided this is not their primary source of income.

If you hire yourself out as a loader, coach, pest controller, stalker/deer manager, etc., you are not insured under the BASC insurance policy and you will need to make your own arrangements. Our shooting coaches and professionals policy covers a wide range of activities as standard and can be extended to include additional activities if required.

No. As part of the application process we will ask if you have any of the following recognised qualifications:

  • Accredited BASC shotgun coach
  • Accredited BASC airgun coach
  • Trainee BASC shotgun coach
  • Trainee BASC airgun coach
  • DSC1 certificate holder
  • DSC2 certificate holder
  • BASC gamekeeper member

If none of these apply, please provide details of your experience in the activities that cover is required for.

Yes. The public liability insurance is designed to dovetail with the insurance that is included within your BASC membership.

We provide:

  • Public and products liability – limit of indemnity is £10m for each and every loss and in the aggregate in respect of products liability.
  • Professional indemnity – limit of indemnity is £1m for each and every loss and in the aggregate.
  • Personal accident – death and capital benefits up to £25,000.

Cover can be extended to include employers’ liability and equipment if required.

The following are automatically included: clay shooting, target rifle and full bore shooting, game shooting, rough shooting, stalking, wildfowling, air weapons including FAC, pest control, picking up, beating, loading, dog training, classroom training (courses) and gamekeeping.

Yes. Many of our clients have requested additional activities including archery, axe throwing, bush craft, teambuilding activities, and slacklining.

No. As part of the application process we ask for the annual turnover for the activities you require cover for.

Yes. The cover can be extended to include employer liability, a legal requirement within the UK.

Employers’ liability is required whether the people helping are formal employees or assisting on an informal, unpaid basis – the question is “are they under your control and direction?”

We have access to over 150 insurers including Lloyd’s Syndicates. We only use financially rated insurers. The Shooting Professionals and Coaches policy is underwritten by Allianz Global and Specialty and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s.

The process could not be simpler. Please visit our website,  complete the “get a quote” form and we will come back to you. Alternatively, please call a member of our team on 03335 778 232 for a non-obligatory chat on how we can help you.

To speak to a member of our friendly team, please call 03335 778 232.

Email: info@aimriskservices.com

Or, to find out more, visit our website.