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Handyman insurance

We're here to help with handyman insurance 

You wouldn't think of starting a job without the right equipment. Arranging insurance for your business is no different. It pays to speak to professionals, and that's why we're here to help you.

From fixing the guttering on a five-storey roof to tending to a light fitting in a domestic property, your work is varied and presents different risks. We understand your business and the challenges you face, and can help you find handyman insurance.

  • Your tools, property and work, covered ‒ handyman insurance can provide cover for: tools and equipment that you own, as well as those you hire in or loan out; vehicles; property and materials on-site; and contamination or pollution caused by your work.
  • Bespoke cover – from sole traders to managers of teams of handymen, our handyman insurance is designed around you.
  • Professional support – our expert team are on hand to answer any questions you have, resolve issues you encounter, and with any claims that arise.

At Marsh Commercial, we're part of a global group with a local community focus. Our team of experts have years of experience supporting tradesmen and contractors like you.

We take time to understand your needs to arrange the handyman insurance that's right for you.

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What cover can handyman insurance offer?*

We can arrange the following areas of cover, depending on your business needs:

  • public liability
  • employers liability
  • subcontractor liability
  • contract works
  • plant
  • vehicles, including directors' cars
  • stored materials
  • tools in transit
  • groundwork risks
  • environmental clean-up.

*As with all insurance policies, terms and conditions apply. Contact us for full details.

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From erecting scaffolding on a multi-storey building in preparation for a job to working inside someone's home, we know your work varies from one day to another. It's likely to present risks to you, your employees or subcontractors, and the public, so you need insurance in place that protects against these risks.

Frequently asked questions

The cost of insurance for handymen will depend on the level of cover you need. Get in touch with us to discuss your needs. Accidents happen. Every day, your business is exposed to risks that may cause injury to the public, your customers and anyone visiting your place of work, as well as property damage. You need to protect yourself against third-party claims arising from these situations. Public liability insurance will cover legal defence costs and compensation costs should you face a claim. Mistakes happen; no matter how much attention you pay to detail, sometimes projects don't go to plan. As a handyman, you are liable to pay any legal defence costs and any compensation relating to claims of errors in your work. Handyman professional indemnity insurance will protect against these costs if a claim is made against you. Because your work is so varied, you face many different daily risks and challenges. It's important to protect yourself against these risks by having the right insurance in place.
If your tools are damaged or stolen, you would have to pay to repair or replace them without insurance. This could potentially be a significant cost to your business. Your tools could also pose a hazard to members of the public. As a handyman, you should have handyman public liability insurance in place to protect against risks that may cause injury to the public or your customers. If you employ staff, you're legally required to have employers liability insurance. Professional indemnity insurance will cover any legal costs and damages that you could be liable for should you or your business make a mistake.