Category : Guides

Tradies ute

Being prepared for a stolen tools claim

Waking up in the morning to find someone has ripped off your gear has to be one of the worst feelings for a tradie. Some guys are lucky and only have a couple of items taken by an opportunistic...

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Carpentry Job

Common insurance questions from chippies

At Trade Risk we insure around one thousand carpenters from around Australia, so we know a thing or two when it comes to your insurance. We get plenty of questions each week, so we’ve decided to answer a few...

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What insurance does a handyman need?

Being a handyman might not be considered a trade qualification, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have access to trade quality insurance. We deal with thousands of tradesmen and women, and handymen make up an important part of this...

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What insurance does a carpenter need?

As a carpenter there a number of different insurance types you might need. Which ones you need depends upon how you operate, and particularly on whether or not you’re self-employed. If you’re reading this guide presumably you are working...

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Electricians Insurance

Electrical Contractors Insurance

As an electrical contractor there are a number of different insurance types that you’ll either need or want. Rather than thinking about what types of insurance you need, it’s better to think about what types of risks you need...

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Budget for Tradespeople

How the 2016 budget affects tradies

Last night the Treasurer handed down his 2016 Budget. The good news is that many tradies will be better off under this budget. We’ve broken the good and bad down for you. Company Tax Cut If you run your...

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Construction Site

You’re never too big (or small) for us!

We’re well known for insuring thousands of sole traders and subcontractors in the building and construction industry. Our systems make it quick and easy to get a quote and buy a policy online, and this helps us to keep...

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Electrical Contractor

Starting an electrical business

So you’ve finished your apprenticeship, had enough of working for someone else and want to get out on your own. Once you have your trade, and assuming you already have a decent set of tools, starting your own electrical...

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Saving Money

How bankruptcy can affect a tradie

We’re insurance brokers and cannot assist with any advice on bankruptcy. The below article is for general information purposes only. If you are looking for insurance and currently bankrupt, we are unable to assist in any way. If you...

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Electricians Insurance

Insurance questions from electricians

We were recently asked to answer some questions specifically relating to insurance for electricians. The questions along with our answers are detailed below.  If you have any of your own questions relating to electricians insurance please get in touch...

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