If you are in the trade industry, you are exposed to many different kinds of risks while you’re on the job. While regular insurance may help you cover some mishaps and injuries, they do not help you cover your specific needs. In this blog post, we will discuss some mandatory insurance that will keep you covered in case of any mishap.
Public Liability Insurance
First and foremost is public liability insurance. It is a must-have and will also be required at most jobs. Public liability insurance helps a tradesperson cover any third-party damage resulting from their actions. Property damage or even accidentally hurting a third party can cause you a lot of trouble. Public liability insurance covers all the costs that are incurred in such a scenario. The damage to one’s own property, like your car, or yourself is not covered by public liability insurance.
When people are looking for tradies, they prefer to work with someone who has public liability insurance. They may even ask you to provide proof. This helps them secure themselves in case of an accident at the job. So in a way, not only does the public liability insurance helps you cover the claims in case of accidents, but it also adds value to your business.
Accidental Insurance for Yourself
Accidents are, unfortunately, part and parcel of being a tradesperson. No matter what kind of contractor you are, anything can happen in a blink of an eye, from minor to major accidents. After the first part, where you secure yourself financially, you also need to get yourself covered against accidents that may happen on the job. You need to get this insurance, especially if you are running a business of your own. You will be liable to pay for your own medical costs. Getting accidental insurance can help you with covering the medical costs and the loss of income in case you are unable to work for a while.
Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Worker’s compensation insurance comes in handy if you have people working under you. Worker’s compensation insurance helps you cover any costs that may occur if a worker files a claim against you in case of an injury. All your workers are your responsibility while on the job, and if any harm comes to them, you will be accountable to pay for any medical or legal costs and even the loss of income if they are unable to work. Not only does the worker’s compensation insurance help you, but it also helps your employees and builds a better sense of trust, which, in turn, helps your business.
Insuring Your Tools
A tools insurance or tools protection insurance is another critical type of insurance. At a worksite, things get a little messy, and often, there is a chance of tool theft or even accidental damage. It is best to get insurance to cover these damages. Loss of tools can put your work to a halt, which will affect your business. With insurance to cover for you, you may not face a delay in getting back to work.
The insurances mentioned above are crucial and specifically cover a tradie. While there can be many other types of insurances that you can get, these cover the broad risks that you face as a tradesperson.