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    BUILDERS INSURANCE

    OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BUILDERS

    Atlantic has been looking after the Insurance needs of Builders and Property Developers for the past 25 years. This is an area that has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 10 years and in recent years experienced a significant jump in claims activity. Considerations around profitability has resulted in Insurers re-assessing their appetite for this risk and subsequently many have withdrawn from offering the Insurance coverage at all.

    ATLANTIC BUILDERS & PROPERTY DEVELOPERS INSURANCE SERVICES & ADVANTAGES

    • Access to a Client Manager that has specialist knowledge and skills in arranging Insurance solutions for Builders and Property Developers
    • Where possible, we find an onsite visit is better to understand your risk can be advantageous
    • Monthly premiums available
    • Access to a wide range of products and insurers for all classes
    • Your claims are handled by your Client Manager at Atlantic Insurance and not a call centre

    BUILDERS COVERAGE CONSIDERATIONS

    Most Builders will purchase a Contract Works insurance policy, this provides protection against a range of risk exposures under the Material Damage section before a project is handed over. This may or may not include a Public Liability component depending on the nature of the build. Historically the Insurer that provided the Material Damage cover was also likely to cover the Public Liability, however this is no longer always the case. Atlantic can assist to secure an effective solution to ensure no gaps in coverage.

    A Management Liability policy is becoming a more common Insurance purchase by those businesses employing a labour force. Not only does this provide the Owners of the Business with a level of protection via the Director and Officers cover, it also contains provisions to assist in instances of potential Employment Practices Liability claims and potential breaches of Occupational health and safety regulations which often remain undiscovered until after a claim and the intervention of a regulatory authority.

    Other Insurances Builders and Property Developers could consider include specialist Plant and Machinery covers which can extend to include items of registered and non-registered items owned.

    Click below to find out more information on some of the common policies that we discuss with our Builder and Property Developer clients.

    Income Protection
    Insurance

    Income Protection
    Insurance

    Your ability to earn an income is likely your biggest asset requiring protection. Through our association with Atlantic Financial Services, we can provide advice on a range of personal risk insurances, including Income Protection and Life Insurance.

    Workers Compensation
    Insurance

    Workers Compensation
    Insurance

    Workers Compensation requirements differ from state to state in Australia. Atlantic can help to coordinate insurance to cover your employees against injury at work.

    Goods In Transit
    Insurance

    Goods In Transit
    Insurance

    If you import stock or materials we can assist with a Transit policy that will protect the carriage of your goods for imports, exports and local transit by air, road, rail and sea. We can also arrange cover for these goods whilst in storage or for transit of customers goods.

    Management
    Liability Insurance

    Management
    Liability Insurance

    We recommend that all of our trades clients consider a Management Liability policy. This protects the Directors, Officers and Employees of your Company against claims arising from negligence in the performance of their duties. Covers include Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Crime, Statutory Liability and many more.

    Construction Insurance

    Construction Insurance

    With many clients in the Construction Industry, Atlantic are experts at providing cover for Contract Works, including cover for both Material Damage and Public and Products Liability. Our policies can also be extended to include cover for materials in transit, display homes and other unique building risks.

    Plant &
    Machinery

    Plant &
    Machinery

    Many Tradies own Plant and Machinery such as excavators, bobcats, skid steers and forklifts. We offer a range of policies to cover these items for Theft and Damage along with Third Party Liability if these items are registered.

    Commercial Motor
    Insurance

    Commercial Motor
    Insurance

    We are experienced in organising both single Commercial Motor policies and Commercial Motor Fleet policies if your business operates a fleet of vehicles, which can be extended to cover automatic additions and deletions, free windscreen, along with other benefits.These policies provide protection for your vehicles, including own damage and third party property damage.

    Business / Factory
    Insurance

    Business / Factory
    Insurance

    If you own or lease a factory or warehouse, we can organise cover for your Buildings, Stock and Contents for risks such as Fire, Accidental Damage, Malicious Damage, Water Damage, Impact, Business Interruption, Theft and Glass Breakage.

    Tax Audit
    Insurance

    Tax Audit
    Insurance

    The ATO continue to target self-employed tradie’s for tax audit. Atlantic can set up a policy that will cover your tax audit expenses in the event you are audited by the ATO or other government agencies.

    Injury & Illness
    Insurance

    Injury & Illness
    Insurance

    If you require a more basic coverage to protect your income, Atlantic can assist with Injury and Illness Insurance, with benefit periods up to 5 years and waiting periods as low as 2 weeks.

    Tools
    Insurance

    Tools
    Insurance

    If your tools were stolen, how would continue to work? We offer a range of policies that will cover your tools for either accidental loss and damage or limited to theft following forcible and violent entry. Premiums are competitive and will ensure you can get back to work ASAP.

    BUILDERS RISK – OUR OBSERVATIONS

    The size of the entity does warrant careful consideration in assessing the Insurance requirements of your business. Many Builders have a large workforce consisting of both employees and specialist contractors to achieve the desired end result for their client. There are some basic processes that can be put in place to manage the exposure associated with the employment of contractors. In a perfect world each legal entity should carry their own insurances however the reality is, they don’t, which can leave you exposed in a claim event.

    Our preference is to develop a partnered approach with Insurers to ensure the risk is understood and avoid that unnecessary fluctuation in annual premium pricing. This is becoming increasingly difficult in relation to Builders and at present requires a year-to-year assessment of the coverage options available and at what level of premium.

    CURRENT CLAIMS LANDSCAPE

    Incidents involving workplace injury are being closely examined and are becoming more commonly involved in legal proceedings. There are steps and processes a business can integrate into its day to day practices that can assist with this consideration. It is not always simply a case of transferring the risk to an Insurer as this will always come at a cost. There are often things a business can integrate to also effectively manage risk.

    OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BUILDERS

    Atlantic has been looking after the Insurance needs of Builders and Property Developers for the past 25 years. This is an area that has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 10 years and in recent years experienced a significant jump in claims activity. Considerations around profitability has resulted in Insurers re-assessing their appetite for this risk and subsequently many have withdrawn from offering the Insurance coverage at all.

    ATLANTIC BUILDERS & PROPERTY DEVELOPERS INSURANCE SERVICES & ADVANTAGES

    • Access to a Client Manager that has specialist knowledge and skills in arranging Insurance solutions for Builders and Property Developers
    • Where possible, we find an onsite visit is better to understand your risk can be advantageous
    • Monthly premiums available
    • Access to a wide range of products and insurers for all classes
    • Your claims are handled by your Client Manager at Atlantic Insurance and not a call centre

    BUILDERS COVERAGE CONSIDERATIONS

    Most Builders will purchase a Contract Works insurance policy, this provides protection against a range of risk exposures under the Material Damage section before a project is handed over. This may or may not include a Public Liability component depending on the nature of the build. Historically the Insurer that provided the Material Damage cover was also likely to cover the Public Liability, however this is no longer always the case. Atlantic can assist to secure an effective solution to ensure no gaps in coverage.

    A Management Liability policy is becoming a more common Insurance purchase by those businesses employing a labour force. Not only does this provide the Owners of the Business with a level of protection via the Director and Officers cover, it also contains provisions to assist in instances of potential Employment Practices Liability claims and potential breaches of Occupational health and safety regulations which often remain undiscovered until after a claim and the intervention of a regulatory authority.

    Other Insurances Builders and Property Developers could consider include specialist Plant and Machinery covers which can extend to include items of registered and non-registered items owned.

    Click below to find out more information on some of the common policies that we discuss with our Builder and Property Developer clients.

    Income Protection
    Insurance

    Income Protection
    Insurance

    Your ability to earn an income is likely your biggest asset requiring protection. Through our association with Atlantic Financial Services, we can provide advice on a range of personal risk insurances, including Income Protection and Life Insurance.

    Workers Compensation
    Insurance

    Workers Compensation
    Insurance

    Workers Compensation requirements differ from state to state in Australia. Atlantic can help to coordinate insurance to cover your employees against injury at work.

    Goods In Transit
    Insurance

    Goods In Transit
    Insurance

    If you import stock or materials we can assist with a Transit policy that will protect the carriage of your goods for imports, exports and local transit by air, road, rail and sea. We can also arrange cover for these goods whilst in storage or for transit of customers goods.

    Management
    Liability Insurance

    Management
    Liability Insurance

    We recommend that all of our trades clients consider a Management Liability policy. This protects the Directors, Officers and Employees of your Company against claims arising from negligence in the performance of their duties. Covers include Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Crime, Statutory Liability and many more.

    Construction Insurance

    Construction Insurance

    With many clients in the Construction Industry, Atlantic are experts at providing cover for Contract Works, including cover for both Material Damage and Public and Products Liability. Our policies can also be extended to include cover for materials in transit, display homes and other unique building risks.

    Plant &
    Machinery

    Plant &
    Machinery

    Many Tradies own Plant and Machinery such as excavators, bobcats, skid steers and forklifts. We offer a range of policies to cover these items for Theft and Damage along with Third Party Liability if these items are registered.

    Commercial Motor
    Insurance

    Commercial Motor
    Insurance

    We are experienced in organising both single Commercial Motor policies and Commercial Motor Fleet policies if your business operates a fleet of vehicles, which can be extended to cover automatic additions and deletions, free windscreen, along with other benefits.These policies provide protection for your vehicles, including own damage and third party property damage.

    Business / Factory
    Insurance

    Business / Factory
    Insurance

    If you own or lease a factory or warehouse, we can organise cover for your Buildings, Stock and Contents for risks such as Fire, Accidental Damage, Malicious Damage, Water Damage, Impact, Business Interruption, Theft and Glass Breakage.

    Tax Audit
    Insurance

    Tax Audit
    Insurance

    The ATO continue to target self-employed tradie’s for tax audit. Atlantic can set up a policy that will cover your tax audit expenses in the event you are audited by the ATO or other government agencies.

    Injury & Illness
    Insurance

    Injury & Illness
    Insurance

    If you require a more basic coverage to protect your income, Atlantic can assist with Injury and Illness Insurance, with benefit periods up to 5 years and waiting periods as low as 2 weeks.

    Tools
    Insurance

    Tools
    Insurance

    If your tools were stolen, how would continue to work? We offer a range of policies that will cover your tools for either accidental loss and damage or limited to theft following forcible and violent entry. Premiums are competitive and will ensure you can get back to work ASAP.

    BUILDERS RISK – OUR OBSERVATIONS

    The size of the entity does warrant careful consideration in assessing the Insurance requirements of your business. Many Builders have a large workforce consisting of both employees and specialist contractors to achieve the desired end result for their client. There are some basic processes that can be put in place to manage the exposure associated with the employment of contractors. In a perfect world each legal entity should carry their own insurances however the reality is, they don’t, which can leave you exposed in a claim event.

    Our preference is to develop a partnered approach with Insurers to ensure the risk is understood and avoid that unnecessary fluctuation in annual premium pricing. This is becoming increasingly difficult in relation to Builders and at present requires a year-to-year assessment of the coverage options available and at what level of premium.

    CURRENT CLAIMS LANDSCAPE

    Incidents involving workplace injury are being closely examined and are becoming more commonly involved in legal proceedings. There are steps and processes a business can integrate into its day to day practices that can assist with this consideration. It is not always simply a case of transferring the risk to an Insurer as this will always come at a cost. There are often things a business can integrate to also effectively manage risk.

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