NICEIC REGISTERED CONTRACTORS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT
The power behind your business
NICEIC Insurance is here to help you with all your business insurance needs – from electrical contractor insurance, personal accident and short-term income protection to van insurance and premises insurance – we've got you covered.
Unlike many direct insurers or comparison sites, we're here to provide expert advice. We'll explain the finer details of your electrical contractors insurance cover, so you know exactly what you're protected for. This should give you peace of mind, leaving you to focus on looking after your customers.
Our support doesn't stop there. We're on-hand to guide you through the process of making changes to your cover – mid-term or at renewal, should your circumstances change. But, if you wish to do things yourself, our customer portal puts you in control. Download your documents, make adjustments and renew your policies online.
And, should the worst happen and you need to make a claim, we will help to make sure it's handled as quickly as possible.
** As with most insurance – terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. You can request full details by simply contacting us.
Frequently asked questions
Here at NICEIC Insurance, we're part of Marsh Commercial, an award-winning insurance and risk management expert.
Being part of a global leader with a 150-year heritage means you can be confident we have the experience and expertise to help you arrange the electrical insurance you need – at the right price.
Don’t forget, if you become an NICEIC registered contractor, you'll benefit from a 10% discount on the cost of your electrical insurance.
Electrician insurance cover is available for electrical contractors working on most domestic, commercial and industrial premises anywhere in Great Britain, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and Northern Ireland – and temporary work anywhere in the EU is covered as standard too.
Contractors wishing to undertake PRS electrical safety inspection work must have at least £2m in public liability insurance cover for the range of PAT Testing work undertaken, and at least £250,000 in professional indemnity insurance where the scope is of application includes periodic inspection and testing.
Precisely what cover you need depends on the nature of your business – the kind of work you do and where, whether you employ people – and whether you have business premises or vehicles.
The insurance cover you typically need includes public liability and professional indemnity – both of which are included as standard (amongst other cover features) in our electrical contractors liability insurance product. You may also need employers liability which is compulsory for most businesses that employ one or more people.
You may then choose to add other cover features like property insurance to protect your shop, office, workshop, or other business premises; van insurance; and tools insurance – as well as covers such as personal accident and income protection.
For more information, read our quick guide to insurance
The cost of electrical contractor insurance cover depends on the nature of your contracting business – its size, claims history, the type of work you undertake and the level of risk that comes with it. That means there is no single average cost of electrical contractor insurance.
At NICEIC Insurance, we have worked with insurers to develop a comprehensive, flexible, and affordable electrical contractors insurance solution. You can get a quote online in minutes, or call us for advice on the level of cover you need and get a quote there and then.
You can easily add tools cover to your contractors policy, up to £1,500 per person, and further extend that cover to include theft from unattended vehicles – just give us a call; we're happy to help.
There is no legal requirement for electricians to have professional indemnity insurance. However, if you offer clients advice or consultancy as part of your work, this is a cover worth considering since it is there to help defend claims made against you alleging errors and mistakes in your professional advice or in your work. In that sense, it offers additional cover over and above public liability insurance, which responds to injury or property damage only.
The insurance covers you need as an electrical contractor depends on your business's nature – its size, whether you employ people and the kinds of work you carry out – and on your attitude to risk.
Employers liability insurance is a legal requirement if you employ people – even temporarily or unpaid. Meanwhile, you may want to consider public liability insurance to cover legal fees and compensation if a client or member of the public alleges injury or property damage as a result of your work, as well as cover for your tools, vehicles and premises. Similarly, income protection insurance can step in to replace lost income if you are unable to work through illness or injury and may be a sensible precaution.
At NICEIC Insurance, we have worked with insurers to develop contractors insurance solutions that are comprehensive, flexible and affordable – to make it easier for you to find the right cover at the right price.
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FREE insurance Health check
Our FREE no-obligation insurance health check will compare the cover, service and price you're currently getting against what we can provide you as a NICEIC member. We'll identify if you're missing out on valuable enhanced benefits – and potentially save you money. We also include electrical vehicle charging installation insurance as standard, at no extra cost.