Engineering Insurance

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The University insures its pressure vessels and lifting equipment, and the Insurer undertakes the mandatory inspections and certification of such items in order to comply with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations.

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Please see the following HSE guides for pressure vessel regulations and lifting equipment regulations.

Zurich Municipal insures and inspects all items requiring certification under LOLER/PUWER regulations for lifting equipment and pressure vessels.  Zurich Municipal's online database of inspection items is called Crimson and it records information and certificates for all items currently inspected.

The Insurance Office can arrange access to Crimson for individuals that need to view inspection reports and certificates.  Please contact the Insurance Office advising which items you require access to - you will need to provide the three digit building number associated with the lift/lifting gear or pressure vessel.

Once you have log-in details for Crimson, you can access the site here.  It is recommended that you complete the online training in order to use the system.

For any additions or deletions of items, please contact the University Insurance Office.

The following insurance documents contain other useful information:

If you have a fire protection system impairment whether it be to the fire alarm system or sprinkler system, please complete the notification form: . We have a duty to advise our insurers of any impairments and failure to do so may result in no insurance cover.

We require you to use as the secondary contact on the form.

Please ensure that the notification form is kept up to date.

There is also a Zurich Risk Topic on Fixed Fire Protection and Impairments .

Contact Us

 : Finance Division
      University of Oxford
      23-38 Hythe Bridge Street

      Oxford OX1 2ET


 : Motor, Travel and Engineering -
       01865 (6) 16078

       Buildings, Contents and Liability - 
       01865 (6) 16012

Did you know you can also call us via Microsoft Teams - (during Office Hours only)

 : Oxford Mutual Ltd
       Finance Division,
       University of Oxford
       23-38 Hythe Bridge Street,
       OX1 2ET