Tree Lopping Insurance

Tree Lopping can be a high risk industry, however you are in good hands! Coverscope specialises in the high risk construction sector.

Arborists Insurance Australia

At the heart of their operations is “tree lopping,” which refers to strategically removing specific branches or limbs from trees. This process is not only about trimming back unruly growth but also involves meticulous planning and execution to enhance the overall well-being of trees while safeguarding the safety of people and property nearby.

 Like any other businesses, tree lopping companies and arborists in Australia need various types of insurance to protect themselves, their employees, and their clients. The more common insurance types that are essential for tree-lopping companies and arborists, along with the associated risks and reasons are as follows:

Public Liability Insurance

  • Risks: Accidental damage to property or injury to third parties (clients, bystanders, or their property) during tree lopping operations.
  • Why: Public liability insurance provides financial protection if you are held liable for property damage or personal injury claims. It covers the affected parties’ legal fees, medical expenses, and compensation.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Risks: Allegations of professional negligence, errors, or omissions in providing arborist services.
  • Why: This insurance protects arborists against substandard work or advice claims. It covers legal expenses and compensation for clients’ financial loss due to your services. Usually only required for consulting work.

Commercial Vehicle Insurance

  • Risks: Accidents or damage to vehicles used for transporting equipment and personnel.
  • Why: Commercial vehicle insurance covers repairing or replacing vehicles in case of accidents, theft, or damage. It also includes liability coverage in case an accident leads to injuries or property damage.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

  • Risks: Employee injuries or illnesses that occur while performing tree lopping tasks.
  • Why: Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory in most Australian states and territories. It provides financial support to employees for medical expenses and lost wages due to work-related injuries or illnesses.

Tools, Plant and Equipment Insurance

  • Risks: Theft, damage, or loss of specialised tree lopping equipment, mobile plant and tools.
  • Why: This insurance safeguards your valuable equipment, including chainsaws, wood chippers, stump grinders and safety gear. It helps with the cost of repair or replacement in case of theft or damage.

Income Protection or Personal Accident Insurance

  • Risks: Personal injury or illness that prevents you from working.
  • Why: Income protection insurance ensures you continue to receive a portion of your income if you cannot work due to injury or illness. It helps cover personal expenses during recovery.

Cyber Liability Insurance

  • Risks: Data breaches or cyberattacks that compromise client information.
  • Why: In the digital age, protecting client data is crucial. Cyber liability insurance helps cover the costs associated with data breaches, including legal fees and notification expenses.

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Tree lopping companies and arborists need to work with an insurance professional who understands the specific risks of their industry and can tailor insurance policies to meet their businesses needs. Ensuring adequate insurance coverage protects the business and provides peace of mind for the company and its clients. Coverscope have over 20 years experience working with Arborists across Australia, when you need the right insurance, get in touch with our team.

Personal Injury
If somebody is wrongfully injured by your actions or your product, public and products liability insurance can cover you for your liability to pay damages to the claimant.
Property Damage
If property is damaged due to your actions or your product, public and products liability insurance can cover you for your liability to pay damages to the claimant.
Advertising Injury
Liability arising out of advertising carried out by or on behalf of the insured.

What usually isn’t covered?

Exclusions, the excess you need to pay and limits of liability can vary greatly depending on your insurer.

Public & Products Liability Policies generally won’t include cover for:

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Cost of rectifying faulty workmanship

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Damage to your own product

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Claims by employees

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Claims arising out of the use of a registered motor vehicle

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Claims related to asbestos

Case Study

During a routine tree removal job, one of Mark’s employees accidentally dropped a large branch onto a neighboring property, causing damage to a fence and garden shed.

The property owner filed a claim against Mark’s business for the cost of repairs. Without insurance, Mark faced covering the expenses out of pocket, potentially leading to financial strain and damage to his business’s reputation.