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Public Liability Cover for Rigging Contractors

With public liability insurance included as standard, rigging contractors insurance offers critical protection for those fitting, replacing or repairing lighting and staging for all manner of events and venues, from small theatres to outdoor festivals. However, no matter the size of the production or the space in which it’s being held, working as a rigging contractor requires you to take any precautions you can to prevent damaging a client’s property. As a small business owner or a sole trader, a single claim being made against you could spell financial ruin, so taking out public liability insurance as part of a bespoke rigging contractor insurance package can make all the difference to your financial future. 

Standard public liability cover is offered up to £5 million, which also applies to product liability cover. This protects both you and your business if a product you’ve supplied, installed, or sold causes personal or property damage.

Rigging Contractor Insurance: What can be included in your policy?

To ensure you receive the best possible cover for the most affordable price, you’ll find everything you may possibly need in your policy, including:


  • Public & Products Liability up to £5 million
  • Employers Liability at £10 million
  • Contractors All Risks Insurance which provides cover for
    • Contract Works
    • Owned Plant
    • Hired-in Plant
    • Employees’ Tools
  • Essential Legal Expenses at £100,000
Rigging Contractor Insurance

What is rigging contractor insurance?

Rigging contractor insurance provides essential cover for anyone who makes their living in providing entertainment rigging, and helps cover the inherent risks involved, whether they cause harm to you, a member of the public or third party property. This can range from a light fitting falling to losing or damaging your tools. Having a comprehensive insurance policy in place can give you peace of mind that you won’t need to break the bank to address claims made against you, and help you continue your work as normal.

Whether for arena style or theatrical rigging, our entertainment rigging contractor insurance comes into effect from the moment you purchase it, giving you immediate cover. 

Why do you need rigging contractor insurance?

Rigging contractors are required to carry out their work at great heights, and to use heavy tools in order to get the job done. Not only does this leave you running the risk of falling, but any falling tools or even lighting fixtures themselves could lead to serious injury to members of the public, or cause costly damage to a performance space. Anyone affected by incidents such as these would be well within their rights to file a claim against you, your staff or your business as a whole, and a wide-ranging rigging contractor insurance policy can save you from having to pay out large amounts of money as part of a compensation claim.

Our wider covers also include plant hire, which will be particularly beneficial in this line of work, with cranes and cherry pickers two of the most widely-used forms of construction machinery for contractors. 

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Rigging Contractor Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

How much is rigging contractor insurance?

We require additional information from anyone looking for rigging contractor insurance, and this allows us to more accurately determine how much your cover will cost. This includes letting us know whether you work alone or in a team, the experience of you and your staff, and the size of your projects. Your need for any further covers beyond our standard policy, such as employer’s liability insurance or personal accident insurance, will also impact how much the total price of your insurance will be.

How long does rigging contractor insurance last?

The majority of insurance policies last for a year, and can be renewed annually, depending on whether your business requires it. If a third party files a claim against you or your business, you must be able to prove that you had cover in place when the incident took place, so be sure to have your site clearance insurance documentation stored in a safe location.

*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. 19% of new customers paid less than £59 between 1st January 2021 and 28th February 2021. 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 2022 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 this on the Financial Services register.
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