Features and Benefits

  • Compare quotes from our panel
    Receive competitive quotes from a panel of insurers, saving you time and hassle.
  • Easy to buy
    Get quotes online in minutes or speak to specialist advisers for advice on the best cover for your business needs.
  • Tailor your cover to fit your needs
    Combine your tradesman insurance cover with damage and theft cover for tools.
  • Variable cover limits
    Choose from Public Liability insurance limits of £1m, £2m or £5m to get the right levels of cover for your business.
  • Optional Employers Liability
    Optional £10m of employers’ liability insurance to protect against compensation for injury to staff.
  • Protect your business
    Get cover for legal costs and solicitors' fees to defend allegations made against you relating to an insured business incident.

Keep in Mind

  • To offer this insurance service, we work with Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited, one of the UK’s largest insurance brokers. Arthur J. Gallagher will search a panel of insurance providers for quotes tailored to your business’ insurance needs.
  • Insurance covers are subject to the individual terms, conditions and exclusions of the insurer providing them. Always review the policy documentation supplied during the quote process to ensure you have the cover you need.
  • Employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement for almost every business that employs staff, including contractors, casual workers and volunteers. The legal minimum for cover is £5m.
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About Tradesman insurance?

What is tradesman insurance?

If you’re working on site, in a customer’s home or on other premises, this policy protects you, a partner or employee should a customer claim against you for an accident that causes injury or damage and provides compensation to correct your mistakes as well as cover any legal costs.

For example:

If a painter and decorator accidentally spills paint over a customer’s carpet whilst working. The tradesman would be liable for the cost of replacing the damaged carpet.

Public liability is the core element of insurance in this policy however; there are other optional covers which can be included to protect your business needs.

Who needs Tradesman Insurance

You should consider tradesman insurance if you:

  • work on a building site
  • work in a customer’s home
  • work on other premises

Types of businesses that would typically have tradesman insurance include:

  • Builders
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Gardeners
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plumbers
  • Sign writers
  • Window cleaners

This is not an exhaustive list as many businesses can require tradesman insurance.

Note: Some trade associations will not allow you to register with them unless you have public liability insurance. Some businesses and Local Authorities will also ask you to provide proof of public liability insurance with a certain level of cover before they will do business with you.

Cover can vary depending on your individual needs, but commonly include:

Commercial vehicle cover

If you rely on your van to do business, you have far more to lose from accidents or breakdowns than the repair costs alone. Commercial vehicle cover can help towards repairs and the cost of a temporary replacement van.

Tool cover

A tradesman’s toolbox can contain thousands of pounds worth of equipment – plus much more in money-making potential. Tool cover protects you against expensive replacement costs should your power tools or hand tools get damaged or stolen.

Personal accident cover

Personal accident cover is designed to pay out a lump sum if you or anyone who works for you gets seriously injured or loses their life on the job.

Please note this is not a comprehensive list. Additional covers are available to ensure your business is suitably protected.

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