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Non-Owned UAS / Drone Operator Questionnaire And Check List


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Companies that hire UAS / Drone operators should follow certain procedures in addition to carrying non-owned UAS / Drone insurance. This is a questionnaire and checklist developed for those companies that hire UAS / Drone operators to work on their behalf.

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Non-Owned UAS / Drone Operator Questionnaire And Check List

  1. 1. INSTRUCTIONS & REQUIREMENTS FOR UAS/DRONE USE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND SENT TO THE RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT FOR APPROVAL PRIOR TO THE USE OF THE UAS/DRONE. Completed Non-owned UAS Questionnaire (attached) A valid CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE must be obtained from the UAS Operator and: Name the company, officers, directors, employees, agents and subsidiaries as additional insureds, Must show ALL AIRCRAFT SCHEDULED TO THE POLICY AND EACH AIRCRAFT MUST BE IDENTIFIED BEFORE USE. Provide waiver of subrogation wording as respects damage to the aircraft hull in favor of all the aforementioned additional insureds in addition to the operator contractually providing the same. If hull coverage is not carried, then the operator must agree contractually to waive all rights of subrogation. State that the UAS Operator’s policy is primary and non-contributory from any other insurance available to the Additional Insured. Provide UAS/DRone liability limits of at least $2,000,000, including all risks of ground and flight. Provide a statement confirming that the noted policies provide coverage (without any exceptions) for the UAS activities described in the contract for hire. Provide a thirty (30) day written notice of cancellation or adverse material change in coverage Include an invalidation clause stating that coverage shall not be invalidated to the production company for any acts, omissions or failure to act on the part of the UAS/Drone operator. Include contractual liability, personal injury coverage and premises liability in addition to primary coverage’s. Include the location where the work is performed as an approved territory or coverage must be worldwide. The UAS Operator must confirm that the pilot is approved and covered under the UAS operator’s policy and provide evidence of Worker’s Compensation including a waiver of subrogation in favor of the Additional Insured. Copy of the agreement between UAS Operator and the Company must be attached and provided to the the Risk Management department. Hold harmless agreement (sample attached) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE PRODUCTION COMPANY OR CLIENT EMPLOY THE PILOT DIRECTLY OR ALLOW ANY OF ITS OWN EMPLOYEES TO PILOT THE AIRCRAFT.
  2. 2. UAS/DRONE QUESTIONNAIRE Date Completed:_________________ Whenever a UAS/Drone is hired, we will have to arrange Non-Owned UAS Liability coverage protecting against liability for bodily injury and property damage to third parties arising out of the use of UAS. In order for us to arrange this coverage, we will need the following information for each individual aircraft/UAS/Drone at least five business days prior to use: 1. Exact date(s) of use and hours each day: Dates __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ Hours _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ 2. Location(s): 3. Owner’s Name: Limit of Aircraft Liability carried by the owner/operator ________________________________________________ 4. Description of UAS/Drone including Registration Numbers: 5. Name of UAS Company, phone and fax numbers, Email contact: 6. Details concerning filming, scouting, chartering, etc. activities: 7. Value of hull if hull and if insurance is required on the aircraft: 8. Name of pilot and number of hours experience in craft: 9. Who is the pilot employed by? (Confirm pilot is covered under aircraft operator’s policy and that Workman’s Compensation is carried) The Aircraft Owner must provide the Additional Insured with a Certificate of Insurance evidencing UAS Liability and Hull Physical Damage and naming the Company as Additional Insured. Provide a copy of the Hold Harmless Agreement and Waiver of Subrogation from the owner of the aircraft in favor of the Additional Insured along with a copy of the agreement between the Company and UAS Operator.
  3. 3. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE ON YOUR LETTERHEAD UAS HOLD HARMLESS & WAIVER OF SUBROGATION AGREEMENT agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless (“Operator of UAS/Drone”) (“Your Company”) ____________________, their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and, employees from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorney fees, arising out of the use of the UAS/Drone. _____________________________________ hereby waives any claims against and releases (“Operator of UAS/Drone”) _________________________________________absolutely and forever, of and from any and (“Your Company”) all liability claims whatsoever that arise in any way out of the use of the Aircraft in any manner in connection with the Production, including (but not limited to) any claims and liability for the damage to the Aircraft and/or for liability to any third parties whatsoever. THIS IS SAMPLE WORDING ONLY AND SHOULD BE REVIEWED BY AND APPROVED BY YOUR LEGAL COUNSEL