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Plant Hirers Insurance from Jelf

Insurance solution offering comprehensive cover for plant hirers throughout the UK.

smei is a trading name of Jelf, a UK award winning expert in insurance and risk management, and part of the same business family as Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management.

As a specialist broker with many years’ experience in supporting tradesmen and contractors working in building and associated industries, we understand the unique challenges and risks you face. When hiring plants out for use on site it’s crucial that you have the appropriate cover in place in case of loss, damage, or theft.

Plant machinery and equipment can be very expensive, but it’s a necessary part of work in the construction industry. Having the appropriate insurance cover in place is equally important.

Jelf’s specialist policy gives you the right level of protection in a single solution, so you don’t have to waste time negotiating different policies from a range of providers to get the cover you need. Instead you can focus on building your business.

Our Business Insurance Includes:

Cover Options:

  • Public liability.

  • Employers liability.

  • Subcontractor liability.

  • Contract works.

  • Plant.

  • Vehicles including directors' cars.

  • Stored materials.

  • Tools in transit.

  • Groundwork risks.

  • Environmental clean-up.

Enhanced Features:

Public liability:

  • No depth limit.

  • No "failure to perform" exclusion.

  • No underground services conditions.

  • No heat condition or warranty.

  • No hidden premium adjustment on wages paid at year end.

Employers liability:

  • No height limit.

  • No hidden premium adjustments on wages paid at year end.


  • Extends to include plant on free loan.

  • Loss of hiring charges for 180 days.

Completed dwellings:

  • Cover for completed private dwellings awaiting sale including show house contents.

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Plant Hirers Insurance from Jelf

By opting for plant hirers insurance with Jelf, you will have peace of mind knowing you’re working with a highly reputable company with a focus on providing quality customer care.

Our experienced team of insurance experts will be on hand throughout the lifespan of your policy should you have any problems, queries or issues, and our customer service team are there to support you in the event of a claim. We also provide risk management updates to help you minimise risk in your business.

Jelf’s plant hirers insurance offers comprehensive protection for all plant hired out. Our exclusive solution includes cover for a generous six months loss of continuing hire, and we extend cover to include plant you have on free loan or have borrowed for use on your site.


The Importance of Business Insurance for Hirers of Plant

Hiring plant is commonplace for many tradesmen and contractors working in the building industry, however it is not without risks. These risks are wide reaching and could include theft, malicious damage, fire, flood, storms or accidental damage, which is why comprehensive insurance is essential.

As the owner of a plant that’s hired out, it’s your responsibility to ensure you and your plant are covered for public liability and employers liability.

Plant hire covers a number of items found on a construction site, including vehicles and equipment, portable buildings, portable toilets, temporary buildings, and scaffolding. With such a range of specialist equipment, it’s vital that your insurance is equally specialised.

Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Not all products and services offered are regulated by the FCA. Registered in England and Wales number 0837227. Registered Office: Hillside Court, Bowling Hill, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6JX.

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