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Tradesman Insurance

We have access to more than 20 insurers

Freedom of choice to find the most suitable cover today.

Give us 10 minutes of your time, when it suits you, to talk to one of our brokers and get your best tradesman insurance quote.

Schedule a callback Request a quote

Tradesman Insurance

Tradesman insurance is a general term applied to insurance policies specific for tradesmen. When going on site, most contractors require their sub-contractors and trades people to have their own cover. It can provide cover for your equipment and tools, and personal accident.

What does tradesman insurance cover?

That depends on the needs of your business, and whether you will be working from home, onsite or working abroad, whether you are carrying out private work or public contracts, and whether you are quoting for work, providing advice or consulting. Often, tradesman insurance will include:

  • public liability to cover a third party in the event they are injured or suffer a loss or damage to their property as a result of the work you do
  • Employers liability insurance, if you employ labour
  • “own plant” or “hired-in plant” cover to cover the equipment you own or hire, should it be damaged or stolen
  • contract all risks insurance which protects your business with cover for your materials, labour and additional time to complete a job in the event of an insured peril,such as a fire or storm, that prevents you from completing your contract as planned.

There is a range of optional extra policies that can provide added protection for your business. The key to having strong cover is to arrange a policy that suits your business type and the work you do.

Who does tradesman insurance cover?

Examples of trades that seek tradesman insurance include:

  • builders
  • carpenters
  • electricians
  • plumbers
  • painters and decorators
  • stone masons
  • plasterers
  • craft stall owners
  • domestic cleaners
  • IT contractors
  • consultants

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Speed up your quotation by filling in our online tradesman insurance questionnaire. Then request a call back and we’ll have prepared everything you need to know to choose the right coverage for your needs.

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Your benefits…

Tradesman insurance from Sheridan Insurances comes with a variety of benefits such as:

Access to up to 20 difference insurance providers for the best insurance policy to meet your needs
Considerable savings where a bundled business package costs less than the total cost of all the individual covers
Our experienced and dedicated brokers who will research the market on your behalf
Significant reduction in financial risk to protect the viability of your business

Tradesman Insurance FAQs

We want to make sure you know exactly what tradesman insurance from Sheridan Insurances protects you for.
Take a look at our FAQs or talk to one of our brokers.

Who is considered a tradesman?
A tradesman or tradesperson is a skilled worker that is qualified in their trade. Tradesman insurance typically covers people who are working from their workshop, on site or at their client’s premises. A tradesperson that owns or rents a business premises should speak to a broker about other insurance policies that may apply to them.
What type of optional, extra cover is available to protect my business?

There are several options you might consider adding to your insurance package depending on the needs of your business, such as:

  • cover for tools should your business be the victim of theft, damage or loss
  • efficacy cover, to protect your business should a product you sold or installed did not perform as it was expected to
  • jury service, which covers your income in the event you are called for jury service while working on a contracted project
  • personal accident, including personal injury and death, which gives business owners peace-of-mind they are financially covered in the event they fall sick and are unable to work
  • Key man insurance and serious illness cover
Do I need additional tradesman cover for specialist work?

Talk to your Sheridan Insurances broker if you take on specialist projects that are not normally within the realms of the work you do. You may need to take out extra cover to ensure your business is protected.

Does tradesman insurance cover different locations?
Sometimes your insurance policy will not cover work in specific locations such as railways, airports or docks and harbours. It is important to check your policy terms and speak to a Sheridan Insurances broker if you are unsure. You may need specialist cover to ensure your business is protected in your place of work.
Can I work abroad with tradesman insurance?
Generally, tradesman insurance will be specific to working within Ireland. You should check your policy terms to determine whether there are any specific requirements should you be working abroad. Contact your Sheridan Insurances Broker if you have a query regarding working abroad.
Are there any depth and height restrictions with tradesman insurance?
Specialist cover can be arranged if your contract requires you to work outside the standard depth and height limits listed in your tradesman insurance policy terms. Most policies will stipulate a standard depth of five metres, and height of 15 metres above ground level, but you should check your policy terms to be sure.
Does tradesman insurance cover work with asbestos?
If you plan to work with asbestos, such as asbestos removal, you will require specific asbestos cover for your business, which is not included in standard policies

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What our customers say...

sindija S.
sindija S.
Wonderful experience.Audrey very helpful and she provide excellent customer service.
Gerry H.
Gerry H.
I recently had the privilege of dealing with Stephen in Sheridan Insurances regarding a complicated car insurance issue, (Well complicated for me). Stephen took the time to assess the situation, then spent an hour sorting through the various issues. He got me great cover at a fair price & made the experience seem so simple. All was done in a professional & friendly manner. I commend Stephen highly & the face to face interaction certainly beats the online quagmire frequently presented by most insurance companies.
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Dermot B.
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Mary S.
Stephen helped me out with my first car insurance policy. He was great, made the process very easy, got me a good deal and was super friendly!
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