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What is handyman insurance?

When you’re a handyman, you know that a one-size-fits-all policy just isn’t for you. Your business comes complete with its own unique set of risks and priorities, and it can be difficult to find a policy that covers everything you need it to.  This is where handyman insurance comes in.  Our package offers all the financial protection you need if a customer or member of the public decides to take legal action against you.

Why do you need handyman insurance?

Working on a client’s property can be a risky business.  You could damage their home or cause a serious injury with just one mistake.  For example, you may drill through a water pipe when putting up a shelf, causing major water damage in a customer’s home.  The customer will be within their rights to demand compensation and that’s where insurance is vital.  At Tradesman Saver, we understand that your insurance needs to work for you. We’ve wrapped up everything you could possibly need in one policy, with all the bells and whistles attached, so you can build the right cover to suit you with our simple online quote form. It couldn’t be easier.

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Your 60 Second Guide to Handyman insurance

How our handyman insurance works

1 Apply Online

Complete our simple quote form with basic details about your business

2 Get a quote

Get an instant quote & choose any optional covers you may need

3 You’re insured!

Instantly activate your Tradesman Saver policy and view your certificates online

Tradesman Saver’s Public Liability Cover For Handymen

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)

There are many insurance options which would benefit your handyman business, and public liability is one of the most significant. This protects you if your work ends up damaging a client’s property or injuring a client or member of the public. For example, you may need to pay compensation if a client trips over your tools and is injured or you accidentally damage a customer’s carpet with your muddy work boots.

Claims such as this can cost a small fortune but having public liability cover means you won’t be responsible for paying any of the resulting expenses. You can purchase this as part of our automatic package, which also covers you for financial loss, legal expenses, and more.

Other relevant insurance policies for a handyman business include employer’s liability, which is a legal requirement for anybody who employs staff, and professional indemnity insurance.  Here at Tradesman Saver we have all the coverage you may need as a handyman and you can get your quote online in minutes.

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Chosen by over 5000 businesses and counting *

  • Online & Anywhere

    Online & Anywhere

    We like to keep things simple. Your quote, purchase and documents are all available online, anytime.

  • Monthly Instalments

    Monthly Instalments

    Cashflow is important to every business. Spread the cost by paying in easy monthly instalments.

  • Instant Cover

    Instant Cover

    No need to wait for your documents. Our tradesman cover starts from the date you select.

  • Added protection

    Added Protection

    Public liability, products liability, financial loss, legal expenses and accidental death cover as standard.

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

Handyman Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need handyman public liability insurance?

A fixing job here, a furniture repair there; the work of a handyman is never done. Working across a bunch of trades means every day brings something new – but it also increases the risks you face in your line of work too. That’s why ensuring you get the right insurance should be one of your top concerns.

Liability insurance is a great first port of call for any aspiring handyman running their own business. Protecting you from claims made for injury to clients or members of the public, as well as damage to their property, public liability insurance is absolutely essential to keep your business safeguarded from accidents.

What other insurance is available for a handyman?

Your next item on the insurance checklist should always be employer’s liability insurance. This cover is a legal requirement for any business employing staff and will protect you against potential claims made against you by your employees. It’s worthwhile looking into this cover even if you only use subcontractors, as some types of subcontractors do still need to be covered by your employer’s liability insurance policy.

Finally, tools and equipment insurance is an absolute must in your trade. With the rates of tool theft on the rise in the UK, it’s never been more important for handymen to ensure their tools are insured. Tools and equipment insurance covers the replacement costs for any tools that are lost or damaged, and it can be a lifesaver in the unfortunate event that your van is broken into and your tools are stolen. It’s definitely worth considering for the conscientious handyman about town.

Why do you need tool insurance as a handyman?

Accidents can happen at the most unexpected moments, so when you’re running a business, it really does pay to have insurance in place. Here are just some of the situations that handyman insurance could protect you against:

You’re on a big job in a client’s property and you’re unloading your van. You leave your locked van unattended for half an hour while you’re consulting the customer about the work they’d like done. When you return, you discover your tools have been stolen from your van. This is where you’ll thank your lucky stars you bought tools & equipment insurance – with your cover, your insurer will pay to replace your tools, so you aren’t left out of pocket by someone else’s greed.

How much is Handyman Insurance in the UK?

Handyman insurance tends to be relatively inexpensive, although the actual cost will vary depending on a number of factors. It’s important to remember that although cutting corners when you’re buying insurance might save you a small amount of money, in the long run that can prove to be a bad decision because you could find that you’re not fully insured if you need to make an insurance claim.

The two main things that affect the price of your insurance are your previous history, and what you need to insure.

Please complete our easy to follow online insurance quote steps to see how much your handyman insurance will cost.

*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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