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If you are running your own projects on a construction site, a contract works policy (also called construction works) can protect you and your business from a number of problems that may arise.
Contract works insurance is commonly required for builders, but it might also be needed by contractors in the construction industry. Along with builders, this type of insurance should be considered by anyone in the building or construction industry who runs their own projects. These projects could range from building new homes through to renovations and alterations. Broadly speaking, a subcontractor will not require contract works insurance unless they are running their own projects on the side.
If you’re unsure whether you need cover, it’s best to speak with one of our specialists.
What is Contract Works Insurance?
There are numerous situations on a construction site that typical business insurance will not cover or may cover partially. As a result, you are responsible for paying the damages, which can be astronomical.
A contract works policy can save your livelihood in the event of unforeseen circumstances. This policy will cover construction-related activities on a job site.
While public liability insurance protects you from being held financially responsible for damaging someone else’s property or causing bodily harm, contract works insurance covers damage to your project due to fire or storm, as well as a range of other risks that may occur at your work site. Some of the risks covered include the following:
- Loss or damage to materials on the work site
- Loss or damage to your project due to fire, storm and a range of other risks
- Property damage or personal injury to others
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It takes just minutes, get a quote from our friendly team at All Trades Cover today. The Contract Works Insurance policy will cover your construction-related activities on a job site.
Who Should Carry Contract Works Insurance?
Builders are at the top of the list of those who should have contract works insurance. However, anyone in the construction industry who is in charge of running their own projects on a job site should consider contract works cover. This includes subcontractors if they are running tasks on the side.
Is Contract Works Cover the Same as Public Liability Insurance?
In some ways, contract works insurance is similar to public liability insurance in that it will protect against personal injuries and third-party damage. However, the scope of a contract works policy is greater. Events that are outside of your control are covered with contract works insurance. It extends to:
- Loss or damage to the materials on your worksite
- Personal injury to others
- Property damage
- Damage to your worksite caused by storms, fire, and other acts you cannot control
The Two Types of Contract WorksPolicies
- The Annual Policy – This policy will cover all the projects you work on for a calendar year. An annual policy is typically the most cost-effective for larger companies who work on numerous job sites during the year.
- Single Project Policy – The single project cover is most popular with owner-builders as well as companies that have sporadic projects as opposed to a continuous stream of work.
What is Covered in a Contract Works Policy?
Each policy may differ slightly because of specifics. This is why a one-on-one consultation with one of All Trades Cover insurance experts is the best way to get the cover you need. However, there are several add-ons that may help your business. These include:
- Plant, equipment, and tools
- Offsite storage
- Defects liability period
- Debris removal
- Shattered glass
- Defective product damages
- Professional fees
- Escalation or variations cost
- Search and locate costs
Regardless of Your Company’s Size
Securing a contract works insurance policy is a wise decision. The construction industry comes with many risks and dangers. Can you really afford to hope for the best and not have contract works cover?
To learn more about your options or to set up a meeting with one of our expert associates, contact All Trades Insurance. We specialise in helping tradies protect the businesses they have worked so hard to build.
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Other Types of Insurance Cover
Contract works covers and can pay for repair or redoing the work in progress if it’s damaged by an insured event like fire, flood, storm, vandalism or theft. Materials and tools to get the work back to the stage it was at before it was damaged including the cost of the labour.
Contract Works insurance is also known as Contractors All Risks insurance. It covers temporary and permanent construction works plus materials should they be damaged, or the materials stolen, prior to completion. Contractors Works can be used to cover new builds and refurbishments, repairs or extensions.
The right contract works insurance policy can replace a public liability insurance policy in some cases, so it’s important to understand when this is the case and how to proceed.
Contract works insurance costs will vary depending on a number of factors. One major factor is the expected value of your contracts; the insurer will want to know more about each project. The only way to get an accurate idea of your contract works insurance costs is to request a quote and provide the required information.
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