MESSAGE FROM CAMS
INSURANCE COVER DETAILS
Of recent times, it has come to our attention that misinformation is being spread about the level of insurance provided by CAMS.
One of the claims being made is that CAMS’ Insurance does not cover CAMS officials travelling to and from an event. This is factually wrong and I would be grateful if you could read the below explanation and make a point of telling your Council, Commission and Panel members about the facts and to please refer any examples of misinformation to me or to our lawyer, Tahli Hackett.
For the sake of clarity - there is a delineation between a volunteer and an authorised official. A volunteer is seen as a “helper” at an event that assists with activities in and around the event (e.g. car park attendant). Such individuals are covered by the CAMS Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance for any event related incidents, however they are not covered travelling to and from an event (in any case they would be covered by the usual no fault laws governing cars, trains, etc on a state by state basis).
On the other hand, an “authorised official” is considered a required person necessary for the event to proceed (e.g. flaggie, scrutineer, etc) and is therefore covered by the CAMS Personal Accident Insurance, which includes travelling to and from an event. These officials are approved and authorised by CAMS and bring a skill set that is required for the event to run.
To be absolutely clear, all CAMS volunteers and authorised officials working at a CAMS event are covered by personal accident insurance, however, the authorised officials are also provided with additional cover when travelling to and from the event.
Whilst we all acknowledge that volunteers contribute to the event, they do not necessarily require a specific skill set for the event to proceed. On the other hand, given the nature of their role at an event, CAMS’ authorised officials are covered by personal accident insurance which includes cover to and from the event. Please note that all of the above only applies to events sanctioned by CAMS.
I trust that this clarifies matters and would appreciate your assistance in ensuring that any ambiguity on the issue is cleared up.
For the sake of completeness, the above is also on one of the insurance flyers on Gallaghers’ website that explains that both Volunteers and Officials are covered under our PAI.
Eugene Arocca | Chief Executive Officer
Telephone : +61 3 9593 7775 | www.cams.com.au
CAMS, 851 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East, Vic 3145