|Title:||Freight and cartage - consignment insurance|
|Document ID:||Administrative Circular A 6977|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 23 November 1988|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Applicable to:||General medical units, psychiatric service units, community health units, public health units, dental health services units.|
|Period of effect:||from 23 November 1988|
|Authorised by:||Bruce K Armstrong, Commissioner of Health, Health Department of Western Australia, 23-Nov-1988|
|Print version:||View print version|
Freight and cartage - consignment insurance
Some transport companies require the sender to indicate on the consignment note the amount of consignment insurance required. Also a number of companies automatically insure consignments for a minimum amount (approximately $300) if a cross is not placed in the appropriate field on the consignment note, to indicate that insurance is not required.
It is generally not necessary to insure consignments due to the relatively low incidence of loss or damage and in many cases the low value of the article despatched.
Unless there is a determined need for consignment insurance, consignment notes should be clearly marked to indicate that no insurance is required so as to avoid unnecessary expense.
In conjunction with this, branches and service units paying accounts for freight and cartage are to take particular care not to authorise payment for consignment insurance unless such insurance was specifically requested by the sender.
Bruce K Armstrong
This circular last updated: Tuesday, 15 November 2005 at 10:51am