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RE: [IPk] Re: Alarms/Insurance

Hi Stuart

About insurance - that's what I've been told to do by DSN. Have done on 
household insurance (Axa) which cost a bit extra. I honestly think the 
insurance sales persons haven't a clue what they're insuring - I could have 
been insuring my granny's woollen hat for all the interest they took in this 
new addition to my policy.

If some sort of specialised insurance were to become available that would 
contribute towards the coffers of Input and the like I'd certainly sign up. 
Nice thought.


>From: Stuart Chadwick <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: ip-uk-digest <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] Re: Alarms/Insurance Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 01:08:11 +0100 
>Being an IT guy or more correctly an ICT guy, we have
>elastic straps that have a metal plate on them that
>you wear on your wrist then attached to a stretchy
>cable that is connected to a special plug that goes
>into a 13amp socket (this earth's you while you are
>wearing the srap). If we need to carry out emergency
>maintance and havnt got one of these to hand we
>usually just make sure we touch a radiator or leave a
>pc pluged in but turned off at the socket and make
>sure we touch the case.
>I remember having an inspection of the anti-static kit
>at work and the guy carrying out the inspection had a
>meter to measure static, It was amazing the charge you
>can build up in the body just by walking on carpet, or
>sitting on an office wheely chair and using it to
>propell yourself across the office, it wasnt enough to
>even feel when you discharged yourself, but apparently
>it was twice as much as was needed to plow the CPU /
>Memory chips in modern PC's.
>On the Insurance issue, I have also been told by my
>hospital that when I get my pump, I will need to
>insure it as the trust wont, even though it still
>belongs to them.
>I will be following this thread with interest, as I
>dont know if my contents insurance would cover it and
>if not, where on earth do you get insurance for a pump
>from, Hey I spot a gap in the market, seriously though
>if this does prove that we need to take out seperate
>insurance for the pumps, could we not approach one
>company who would give a donation to Input/Diabetes UK
>for each policy they sign up?
>I would like to know what people with other conditions
>are asked to do when they have hospital equipment, i.e
>Morphone Syringe Drivers, Nebulisers (probably spelt
>27, type 1 17years, MDI of Lantus and Humalog, but not
>for much longer ;-)
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