What is a drivers risk extension?

What is a drivers risk extension?

If as part of your business you or your staff drive or test drive client cars it’s worth checking your insurance policy to ensure that you have what’s called the motor trade extension or the “drivers risk extension”.

Although a standard public liability policy includes damage that you cause to other peoples’ property, this does not extend to damage that you cause to a client’s vehicle whilst driving it. If you ever drive your clients’ vehicles, you should also include the driving risk extension in your public liability policy.

Damage to or theft of a customer’s vehicle that is your care custody and control while road testing is a major risk, it’s likely that in the event of an accident, your clients’ insurer we’ll sue your business for the resulting damage or loss.

There is also a risk of being sued, in the event that you were one of your staff injure somebody while on that test drive or moving the vehicle around.

Who should consider a drivers risk extension?

This is not just mechanics, panel beaters, truck repairers, but also car groomers, valet car parking etc.

You may also have extended your risk by offering clients a courtesy vehicle and you should check to ensure that the cover on the car includes the person driving the vehicle and guard against you been sued by any damage of that they do.

So remember claims as a result of injury or damage, in a vehicle is most likely to be excluded under normal public liability policies if you are unsure speak to a broker ask him to review your policy and your requirements.

Note: This cover may not extend to claims as a result of faulty workmanship if you feel this may be a risk once again you should talk to a broker.

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The Problem with Cheap Public Liability Insurance

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The issue with Cheap Public Liability Insurance

When comparing public liability insurance policies, there is a trap that the insurers don’t tell you when they offer you a cheap premium.

According to Insure 247‘s Broker Steve Sloan, it’s what the Insurers don’t tell you that may result in you carrying the risk when choosing a cheap policy.

“What they have left out”

“Not all public liability insurance policies are the same, insurers are obliged to tell you what they cover not what they have left out.” he said “Insurers wording may include reduced cover option or simply no cover for common claim scenarios”

Care Custody & Control

Mr. Sloan explains “If you look after customers goods check that that your policy covers the amount you require, it’s common for insurers to exclude this cover for couriers, transport companies, mechanics and even pay TV installers.” Some insurers may describe this as goods in physical and legal control.”

The excess

It’s when a claim happens that you truly appreciate the value of a public liability policy, however, some insurers will have a high excess for different claim scenarios. Check prior to purchasing the policy, the excess, and compare other insurers to see if it is a common excess.

Cheap is not always best

When you get your public liability quote, you will be asked what level of cover you require. Cover generally offered is either $5, 10 or $20 million, according to Mr. Sloan $5 Million will normally be the cheapest, however, “It may only be a few hundred dollars more to get the maximum amount of cover”, “$5 million may not be enough to satisfy a government or business tender process.”

Before buying a policy Steve Sloan recommends using the check list below

PUBLIC LIABILITY CHECK LIST

  • IS IT BROADFORM LIABILITY (BOTH PUBLIC AND PRODUCT LIABILITY?)

  • ARE THERE ANY ENDORSEMENTS OR ALTERATIONS TO THE COVER?

  • WHAT ARE THE POLICY EXCLUSIONS?

  • WHAT IS THE EXCESS IN THE EVENT OF A CLAIM?

  • CHECK THE LEVEL OF COVER

If you are still unsure, talk to our team on 1300 046 787, to discuss your requirement.

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At Publicliabilitycomparison.com.au we quote broadform liability cover, this covers your business against claims for personal injury to another person (other than employees) or damage to property owned or controlled by someone else, or advertising liability. Property damage, personal injury or advertising liability which gives rise to legal liability must happen during the period of insurance and be caused by an occurrence in connection with your business activities, Broadform also cover product liability.

Please note that any advice given has been provided without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is also based on information we have obtained from you. You must ensure the information is accurate and complete. Otherwise, this advice may be based on the inaccurate or incomplete information. You should consider whether the advice is appropriate in light of your objectives, financial situation, and needs

 

Protecsure Enhances Liability Cover for Small Business

 

Protecsure Enhances Liability Cover for Small Business

Protecsure have announced  their Public Liability Insurance wording has been enhanced to now provide cover for the following additional occupations;

  • Drone flying (commercial and licensed only)
  • Hairdressers with treatment risk
  • Beauticians with treatment risk
  • Mechanics with driving risk
  • Gardeners with tree lopping up to 3 metres

They have also changed their rating matrix to exclude employees who are not skilled in the chosen occupation. For example, if you are an electrician and you employ a receptionist and a bookkeeper, these two employees do not need to be declared.

Additionally, Protecsure no longer require a minimum of 3 years experience for any occupation.

Policy Features

Together with our Protecsures’s other policy features such as;

  • Market leading sub-contractors extension
  • Waiver of subrogation
  • Worker to Worker cover with no additional excesses or premium loading
  • $50,000 Consumer Protection for plumbers in Vic and electricians in Qld

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Protecsure is a general insurance underwriting agency formed in 1990, They are an agent for Chubb, AIG Australia Limited and W.R. Berkley Insurance(Europe), Limited incorporating W.R. Berkley Insurance Australia

Protecsure offer marine transit, equipment and public liability insurance

 

Please note that any advice given has been provided without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is also based on information we have obtained from you. You must ensure the information is accurate and complete. Otherwise, this advice may be based on inaccurate or incomplete information. You should consider whether the advice is appropriate in light of your objectives, financial situation and needs

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