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Environmental liability insurance

Environmental liability

What our farm insurance experts can do for you

Our team of agricultural insurance experts are here to help you. We'll review the cover you have in place, identify any areas your environmental farm insurance leaves you exposed and arrange protection that's right for you. 

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Farm insurance UK, farming insurance, agricultural insurance

Farm combined

Farm insurance combining the key elements of your farm that you need to protect. 

Environmental liability insurance, insure farm vehicles farm fleet, farm vehicle insurance

Farm fleet

Cover for cars, commercial and agricultural vehicles, as well as implements and attachments.

Farm diversification insurance

Farm diversification

Insurance in agriculture is evolving, and so are our solutions. We're here to help you branch out from traditional farming to develop new revenue streams.

Frequently asked questions

Many machines around a farm require regular checks including: steam boilers, air pressure plants, refrigeration plants, hot water heating/supply systems,fork lift trucks, lifting plant including blocks and tackle,personnel lifts, excavators/loading shovels, telehandlers, general electrical/mechanical plants.
As a contractor, much of the work you do on your client's farms involve day-to-day risks, involving:
  • Injury to others
  • Damage to crops
  • Livestock
  • Equipment
  • Theft of property
  • Illness
  • Weather events
  • Legal costs
These are just a few examples; there are many more that can have a devastating impact on your business. By having the correct farming contractors insurance in place, you will be protected from these risks when you need it most.
Many machines around a farm require regular checks to keep them in good working condition and to ensure they comply with Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).1
If you are held responsible for an incident that's caused environmental pollution, the Environment Agency has the power to impose cleanup costs upon you. This includes the costs incurred by their consultants or contractors. Accidents happen, so we would strongly recommend you protect yourself against the possibility of causing environmental liability.
As an agricultural contractor, you need to protect yourself against compensation claims made by a member of the public for injury or damage to their property. For example, someone may trip over your tools when you're working and sustains an injury. If you're held responsible, your public liability insurance could cover the legal fees and compensation costs.
Yes, if you are held responsible for a pollution event, the Environment Agency has the power to impose these clean up costs upon you, including the costs incurred by their consultants or contractors and even where the event occurs on your own land. Find out more about environmental liability cover. We provide a specialist legal expenses cover for farmers that includes: contract disputes, criminal prosecution, wrongful arrest, employment disputes, property disputes, tax, arbitration and agricultural land, Basic Payment Scheme, personal injury and more. There are so many risks in farming. Injury to your employees or members of the public, damage to your crops, livestock, equipment, theft of property, illness, weather events, legals costs and many more that can hurt your business. Having the correct insurance in place will protect your farm and your business.