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Tradesman Saver’s Public Liability Cover For Window Cleaners

Our standard cover is:

  • £1 million cover for public and products liability (with an option to increase to £2 million or £5 million)
  • £10,000 cover for any financial loss (£50K cover optional)
  • Worldwide liability cover for temporary work abroad for up to 14 days (excluding the USA and Canada)

Buying window cleaner insurance with Tradesman Saver automatically provides you with five separate covers in one package, including legal expenses and accidental death. Public liability insurance is arguably the most vital of these, as this protects you if you cause harm or damage to a third party or their property. For example, you may use solutions in the cleaning process, which have been known to cause lasting stains to property. This could result in a costly compensation claim, but taking out a window cleaners public liability insurance policy means that we’ll be the ones paying the cost of the damage, relieving you of any financial burden. 

You can also buy additional covers to supplement your primary policy. You may need employer’s liability insurance, a legal requirement if others work for your business. You could also consider insuring your tools and equipment, seeing as there’s no way you could do your job without them. This policy covers the costs of replacing any lost, damaged, or stolen gear. Meanwhile, personal accident insurance gives you a financial safety net in case an illness or injury left you unable to work. Fill out our quote form or contact us today to create a winning window cleaners insurance package tailored to your requirements. 

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What is window cleaners insurance?

Window cleaning can be a tough job, with plenty of risks threatening both you and your business. But you can’t just use a generic insurance policy—your needs are unique, and you need cover that’s tailored to meet those requirements. This is where our window cleaner insurance package comes in handy. With comprehensive coverage from Tradesman Saver, your business will always be protected against legal claims and compensation payments, giving you peace of mind so you can get on with your job.

Why do you need window cleaners insurance?

Running a window cleaning business is a lucrative job, as both residents and business owners alike will keep your services in constant demand. However, it’s important to remember that this work comes with certain dangers. You might accidentally damage the property you’re working on, or forget to secure your client’s premises after a job, and face hefty compensation claims as a result. And of course, you could also hurt yourself—it only takes one misstep to fall from a ladder or scaffold, and be out of work for some time. A window cleaners insurance policy ensures you’re never left out of pocket as a result of these unexpected situations. 

Do you need insurance for high-rise or water-fed pole window cleaning?

At Tradesman Saver, we specialise in window cleaning insurance for those using the water-fed pole method of window cleaning.  However, if you do traditional window cleaning using ladders or other methods to clean windows at height, you can get a quote from our business insurance website, Brisco Business, which specialises in insurance for high-risk trades, including window cleaners.

Just click on the quote button below, tell us what type of window cleaning you do and we will direct you to the most appropriate quote form where you can get an instant quotation for your business.

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* Total number of live policies as of 31/01/2024

Window Cleaners Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

Do window cleaners need insurance?

As your role means working directly on customer property, not to mention the fact you’re constantly surrounded by members of the public, there’s always the potential for accidents. From dropping your cleaning materials onto somebody and hurting them, to accidentally scratching a window while cleaning it, there are many situations which could land you in trouble. Without the right protection, your company could be hit hard by expensive compensation claims or legal fees. This is why a dedicated window cleaners insurance package, including public liability insurance, is essential going forward. 

How much does window cleaners insurance cost?

Here at Tradesman Saver, you can get window cleaners insurance from just under £59, which automatically includes public liability and four additional covers. That said, the final price will depend on a number of factors, such as the size of your business, what type of work you do, whether you require any of our optional covers. Fill in our simple online quote form or contact a member of our team for a price breakdown.

How long does window cleaners insurance last?

The majority of window cleaners policies run on a year-long basis, with an option to renew. Our customers can usually claim for damages at any point, as long as they can show that their policy was valid during the time of the incident in question.

Window Cleaner’s Public Liability Insurance

Working as a window cleaner can be a pretty full on job, but when you’re running your own window cleaning business, there are a lot of other additional stresses to take into consideration – the most important of which being, purchasing your insurance. However, often trying to navigate the maze of insurance terms can leave you feeling a lot more confused than when you started. Fortunately, there’s only one truly important insurance term you need to wrap your head around, and that’s public liability insurance.

Although it can seem confusing, the best way to think of public liability insurance is that it acts as the foundation of your window cleaning insurance policy, through which the various covers and elements come together. Covering injury to third parties and damage to their property, it covers both clients and members of the public to ensure you have thorough and complete insurance protection. It covers for things like accidental damage to a client’s vehicle, or a member of the public tripping over your tools while you’re unloading them from your van, and it’s vital for ensuring the health of your business.

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*This indicative price is for £1m public and products liability, £250,000 legal expenses, £10,000 financial loss and £10,000 accidental death insurance cover for a sole trader. The price includes insurance premium tax but excludes our admin charge. 13% of new customers paid less than £54 between 1st January 2024 and 30th January 2024. The actual price you pay will depend upon your specific business requirements and will be affected by your trade, your claims history and the optional covers you select which are all priced separately during the quote process. This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s) © Copyright 2024 Tradesman Saver | Tradesman Saver and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check our financial services registration status on the Financial Services register.
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