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Trade Insurance

Thanks to our great climate and the resources boom in some parts of the state, Queensland is a great state to be a tradie.

Queensland is home to some of the fastest growing areas of Australia, and with this growth comes plenty of opportunity for tradies working in residential and commercial building, as well as industrial work in the mines.

As with tradies all over the country, all Queensland tradesmen may need to hold various forms of insurance depending on the type of work they do and their business structure.

Qld Trade Insurance

Here in Qld the most popular forms of trade insurance include the following:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Tool Insurance
  • Income Protection

Most Qld trade workers who own their own business or work as subcontractors will need a public liability insurance policy.

Public liability cover protects tradies from the financial costs of causing property damage or personal injury to their customers or other members of the general public.

Tool insurance is also very popular with tradies, and simply covers your tools of trade against various losses such as theft or accidental damage.

Some tradies working on larger worksites will find that an income protection insurance policy is mandatory in order to enter the site. This policy covers you for loss of income if you are too ill or injured to work for a period of time.

In most cases each of the three forms of trade insurance detailed above will be fully tax deductible.

Whilst not quite as popular, other forms of trade insurance include the following:

  • TPD Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Trauma Insurance

Life insurance protects your family and loved ones financially in the event of your death, whilst TPD insurance fills a similar role in the event that you become totally and permanently disabled. Trauma insurance assists when you suffer a critical illness or condition.

Special Qld Requirements

There are a number of special requirements for trade insurance in Qld. One of the major differences between Qld and the other states is the requirement for a special form of insurance for electricians.

Any electrician who requires an Electrical Contractors Licence must hold a special public liability insurance policy which includes an option known as consumer protection insurance.

Not all insurance companies and insurance brokers can offer this special form of cover, so it is important to find a broker who knows the specific requirements for Qld electricians and other trades.

Insurance Quotes in Qld

There are plenty of insurance brokers in Qld who can assist with quotes on your insurance needs, however it is generally recommended that tradies deal with firms who specialise in trade insurance.

By using a trade insurance broker you will be dealing with a professional who knows the trades and construction industry and can match you up with the right policy that will suit your needs and your budget.

To obtain a quotes request from a Trade Risk network broker please follow the links to our online quote request and complete your details.

For more information on trade insurance in Qld please contact your broker or get in touch with us here at Trade Risk.

Tradies Love Trade Risk

In 2020 Trade Risk was awarded the Platinum Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    Classic Contracting Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Took weeks to get back to me. My insurance lapsed and as a result I was unlicensed for 4 days."
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    "Jennifer from Trade Risk is always happy to help and very prompt in replying to queries and concerns. Trade Risk takes the hassle out of insurance and makes sure the cover I need is the cover I get."
    Luke | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Snowy Monaro NSW
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    "Excellent service. Keshia was very helpful and easy to deal with. I would continue dealing with Trade Risk again"
    Jawo Wollaston | Trade Insurance - Renewal | Pioneer
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    "Happy with the competitive price. Was an increase from last year but that's common."
    Samford Valley Plumbing Service Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Would recommend them. Great service and prompt follow up to enquiries."
    Riddells Creek Roofing Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "When insurance comes up in conversation I always tell about who I am with and why."
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    "Timely and easy to organise."
    Anthony Walford Thyer | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "It took nearly a month to have our renewal finalised. Our broker never responded to our emails or our phone calls, and there was no communication in regard to a required amendment to our renewal proposal. This resulted in a premium much higher than what we were originally paying. Considering the lack of communication and that it took a week for anyone to even action our request, and that our renewal was not finalised 2 days out from its due date, I sincerely doubt that our broker bothered or attempted to negotiate with the insurer or find us the best deal."
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    "Great service friendly easy renewal of my policy"
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    "This was a renewal for us and they helped us not only with reminders, but they send a questionnaire about our current policy needs and came up with a policy that suited our changing business."
    Airlie Aluminium Marine Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Quick and efficient Attended my query and needs immediately"
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    C.M Friend & P.J Friend | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "We have been using Trade Risk for years. They make it easy and it is good value."
    P & J Building & Home Maintenance Services Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Very easy to deal with 👍🏿"
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    "They provided prompt information and quotes and I found them very easy to deal with."
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    "Service was good, but not the premium"
    David Mathew Zemunik | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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