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Insurance for tradies

Arrange competitively priced public liability insurance for Tradies with Marsh.

From legal liability to stolen tools or property damage, the team at Marsh can arrange comprehensive tradies insurance cover.

Select your trade below to arrange a quote.

Plumbers Insurance

Each day your worksite has numerous risk exposures that could have a significant financial impact on your business should something go wrong.  We can arrange a variety of insurance policies to help cover plumbers, so they don’t get caught in hot water.

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Electricians Insurance 

From emergency call outs to home renovations, an electrician’s day is rarely the same. All these tasks and more can expose electricians to a range of risks. Marsh can arrange a variety of insurance policies to help protect electricians, so they don’t get left in the dark.

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Plasterers Insurance

Looking for plasterers insurance but not sure where to start? Marsh can help plasterers arrange competitive insurance to suit your business risks, including public liability, personal accident, tools cover and more, so they don’t get caught in wet cement.

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Painters Insurance

Most painters will agree without the proper attention to the prep stage of a project, the job could face issues down the track. Well, the same goes for painters insurance. Make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected with painters insurance.

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Floor Coverer Insurance

Marsh is proud to be the preferred insurance broker for the Floor Covering Institute of Australia. Learn more about the insurance solutions available for floor coverers with Marsh. 

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Other trades

Whether you’re a carpenter, boilermaker or other specialist trade we still have insurance options available for you. Get in contact with our Trades team, for further information or to arrange a quote.

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What we cover

Public Liability

If you accidentally injure a third party, such as a client, or damage their property (including items), you may be liable to compensate them for their loss or injury, and for the legal costs incurred. Public liability insurance provides financial cover for a business up to the limit of liability the insured has chosen.

Select your trade to get started

Personal Accident

Personal accident insurance, also known as personal injury insurance, is designed to pay out compensation if a person suffers a serious injury or death as the result of an accident. It can cover against loss of income and based on the insurance policy purchased, can also provide financial cover for bills and other expenses.

Call us for a quote 1300 300 511

Tools & Equipment

We all know the saying ‘A tradie is as good as his tools'. If your tools are damaged, lost or stolen it can be an expensive exercise to get them replaced. Make sure your tools and equipment are covered for replacement or repair if damage or loss occurs.

Call us for a quote 1300 300 511

 


 

Easy Insurance for Hard Working Tradies

Get a quote and buy online in minutes

Our easy-to-use online quoting tool allows tradies to get a quick indication of price in minutes. From there tradies easily navigate through and purchase their liability insurance online.

Broker advocacy and support during a claim

Accidents sometimes happen and if in the event a client needed to raise a claims our dedicated trades team will support and advocate on their behalf throughout the whole process.

Receive a Certificate of Currency straight after purchase

Your Certificate of Currency is sent to your email address straight after successfully arranging public liability insurance through Marsh.

Endorsement by trade industry associations

We proudly work with a range of industry associations including Master Plumbers & Mechanical Services Association and the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries.

 


 

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Insurance to consider for your trades business

A Tradie or contractor may want to consider arranging public liability, tools & equipment and personal accident cover. Also if they have staff, they may need workers’ compensation for employees. 

 Some trade associations also require insurance cover in order for you to be allowed to work in that state. For example, in Victoria, plumbers are required to obtain a specific level of public liability insurance under the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to continue providing plumbing services and maintain their licence.

Contact us on 1300 300 511 and one of our experienced team members will be able to explain the available insurance options that can be arranged through Marsh.

 

 

Why choose Marsh?

Marsh is not an insurer. We are a professional insurance broker, advisor and risk management expert dedicated to helping businesses like you. 

We negotiate competitive premium prices and insurance coverage to deliver value to businesses and help to ensure you have the right level of cover. In addition to obtaining quotations and placing the policies, Marsh can also assist with claims. We can help to manage, negotiate and settle claims with insurers on your behalf.

Need to make a claim 

Fill out our Contact Us form and one of dedicated Trades team members will be in touch shortly to assist with your enquiry.





 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a contractor tradesman need personal accident insurance or worker’s compensation insurance?

It is advisable for sole traders to take out personal accident insurance for cover in the event they suffer a serious injury or death as the result of an accident. Unlike other workers, they may not be able to have time off for injury or illness, due to the potential extended leave that may limit their ability to maintain a stable income. Personal accident insurance is designed to cover an insured against loss of income and based on the cover purchased, can provide financial cover for bills and other expenses.

If a contractor has employees, they may need to arrange Workers’ Compensation cover. Workers compensation insurance covers the wages of employees if they suffer a serious work-related injury or death.

Contact us on 1300 300 511 to get a quote from one of experienced Trades team members.

Does Marsh offer monthly payment options for tradies insurance?

Yes, we can organise monthly instalments* provided you meet certain criteria (this option is not available online at this time ). To request monthly payments please call us on 1300 300 511 or click here to fill out our contact form.

*Interest and additional fees may be applicable.

Do tradies need professional indemnity insurance?

Tradies may require professional indemnity insurance if they are, for example, providing advice or design services to clients as part of their business activities. Professional indemnity insurance can help cover a tradies business against allegations of negligence involving an alleged breach of professional duty. Such cover is ordinarily excluded under public liability insurance.

We recommend you contact your insurance broker to determine if your business activity exposes you to any of these risks. 

As a sub-contractor, am I covered for public liability insurance under the business that has hired me?

Unfortunately, this is not a simple yes or no answer. There are situations where the sub-contractor can be covered under a client’s public liability policy and others where they would be required to cover the claim under their own. As this is circumstantial, we strongly recommend sub-contractors arrange their own public liability insurance to ensure they are appropriately covered.

If a sub-contractor injures a third party or damages their property while completing the work they were hired for, they may be covered by their client’s public liability policy to a certain extent. However, if for example a sub-contractor is negligent and leaves his tools out causing a third party to trip and injure themselves, then this claim may need to be made under the sub-contractor’s policy.

How do I get a Certificate of Currency?

Once your cover has been successfully purchased, we can issue a Certificate of Currency.

If you’re an existing customer, click here to request your Certificate of Currency, Policy Wording or Tax Invoice or call the Trades team at Marsh on 1300 300 511.

Do you quote for tradies insurance over the phone?

Yes, if you provide sufficient information and satisfy underwriter criteria, you can obtain a quote over the phone.

Our handy online service is also available for applying for public liability insurance. Simply call us on 1300 300 511 or click here to fill out our contact form and one of our experienced Trades team members will be in touch with you shortly.

 

 

Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238 369)(Marsh) arrange insurance and are not an insurer. When arranging Public Liability Insurance, Marsh act under binding authority on behalf of Pacific Underwriting Corporation Pty Ltd (ABN 77 091 225 535, AFSL 237 270), who act as agent of the insurer, Chubb Insurance Australia Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020 , AFSL 239 687). The other insurance solutions referred to on this website are underwritten by various insurers. When arranging insurance for you, Marsh will disclose to you the insurer and the basis upon which it acts. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire the product, refer to the specific policy wordings available from Marsh. The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia receives a financial benefit when an insurance policy is arranged by Marsh.

Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238369) (“MAI”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226 827) which is a related entity of MAI. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from Marsh Advantage Insurance on request