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For any tradesman looking for insurance, the options available can seem almost endless.

Your insurance requirements will depend on a variety of factors including your trade, your business structure and even the states and territories that you undertake work in.

Once you know which types of insurance you need, you will then need to figure out how much cover you need in terms of dollar amounts, and then go through dozens of different policies trying to work out which ones will suit you best.

For the average tradesman who is not an insurance expert it can be a daunting task, but there is an easier way.

Using a tradesman insurance broker

Making use of the services of a qualified insurance broker is a great idea, but an even better idea is to use a broker who specialises in tradesman insurance.

Tradesmen are exposed to all sorts of risks, and many of these risks are specific to the trades and constructions industries. A qualified tradesman insurance broker knows these risks and knows which policies are going to provide you, your business and your family with the best financial protection.

Not only can a specialist trade insurance broker help you with choosing the right insurance, but they also have the knowledge and experience to find the best value policies that will provide competitive premiums to suit your budget.

What policies can an broker assist with?

Insurance brokers deal in a class of insurance known as ‘general insurance’. When it comes to tradesmen, the most common forms of general insurance are public liability insurance and tool insurance.

Insurance brokers can also assist with a form of income protection known as sickness and accident insurance, however this form of insurance is generally considered to be inferior to proper income protection insurance offered via a qualified financial adviser.

Here at Trade Risk we also have access to a network of financial advisers who specialise in tradesman insurance, and they will be able to assist with a proper income protection policy, along with other forms of insurance such as life, trauma and TPD insurance.

Choosing an insurance broker

When looking for an insurance broker it is important to choose one who specialises in dealing with tradesmen.

You will also need to ensure that each of the tradesman insurance brokers you are considering are fully qualified and licensed to provide advice and to deal in general insurance products.

Some tradesmen prefer to deal with their insurance brokers face-to-face, however an increasing number of tradies are choosing to take out their insurance via online services.

Using online insurance brokers is a very convenient option, but make sure the service is backed by qualified brokers who can be contacted by phone. Here at Trade Risk you will be given your broker’s mobile phone number and have access to them at all times.

Taking the next step

If you would like to be put in contact with a tradesman insurance broker, please complete our online quote request form or simply get in contact with us.

Here at Trade Risk we genuinely believe that we are the tradesman insurance experts. We will do everything in our power to ensure you can get the best value cover with the best possible service.

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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