Why do Tradesmen need it?

Don’t be a ‘hero’ and rock up to your next job without your insurance. With BizCover you can get multiple competitive quotes from leading insurers online quicker than you can say “smoko” and grab yourself a feed from the tuck shop!

Did you Know?

Most commonly Tradies purchase a Public Liability Insurance policy which covers them to a level of $10 million.

Insurance for Tradies

Public Liability Insurance*

Even if you can talk your way out of a pile of rubble, you’re not going to be able to talk your way out of a Public Liability claim.  Public Liability insurance is designed to provide protection for you and your business in the event a customer, supplier or a member of the public is injured or sustains property damage as a result of your negligent business activities.

Consider the possible personal injury claims from trip hazards created by your work activities or the risk of property damage claims – what about if you dropped a hammer and cracked some tiles? What if you forgot to turn the power mains off and electrocuted someone?

A personal injury and property damage claim could have a huge impact on your business, not only financially, but also to your company’s reputation.

If you’re working as a contractor, you should also consider your contractual obligations to carry a minimum amount of Public Liability insurance.  You may also be required to hold Public Liability insurance if you are a member of a particular trade association.

Business Insurance*

Insuring your tools, and your business against an instance when you have to down tools will ensure you still have a business,

  • Portable Equipment* – it’s likely you’ve accumulated a lot of tools over several years of work. If they were lost or stolen could you turn up to work the next morning and keep working? She’ll be apples with Portable Equipment cover – you won’t be left out of pocket and having to wear the expense of replacing them.

Personal Accident & Illness Insurance*

As a tradie you need to be fit and healthy to bring in the dough – but have you stopped to think about how you would keep on paying the bills if you were to injure yourself or fall ill and had to take time off work to recover? Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. It could be at work or even on your own time; whether you are doing a bit of DIY around the house or playing a game of backyard footy on the weekend.

Personal Accident and Illness Insurance provides levels of cover for loss of income, permanent disablement and even death if you are unable to work as a result of an injury or illness.

Tax Audit*

If you are investigated by the ATO it can be a stressful and time consuming event. Do you have an accountant at the ready to help you through?

Tradesman insurance covers a broad range of modalities, including:

  • Carpenters & Woodworkers
  • Electricians
  • Handymen
  • Plumbers
  • Concreters
  • Garden & Lawn Maintenance
  • Painters
  • Bricklayers
  • Lawn Mowing Service
  • Tilers

An unwanted trade

A tradie working on a commercial building locked up his tools before leaving the worksite at the end of the day. The next morning when the site was opened his tools were nowhere to be seen. A double whammy – no tools and potentially a contractual penalty for delaying the work. The insured’s claim was dealt with quickly and he was able to replace his tools in time to avoid all penalties.

 

*As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording. The information contained on this web page is general only and should not be relied upon as advice.

3 questions to ask yourself when buying insurance

  1. Are you required to have a particular level of Public Liability cover for a particular contract or worksite?
  2. How much are the tools of your trade worth? Do you have cover for theft and damage?
  3. Would you be able to afford to take time off work to recover if you were to injure yourself or fall ill?

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