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Hi - could someone recommend an insurance company for public liability and give a roundabout figure of what it should cost? I've been offered a few days work felling hardwoods for a private estate so public risk should be minimal. I remember buying PLI when I was doing forestry work in the 90s in Wales and I'm sure it wasn't more than 100 GBP for the year. Not sure what it might be these days!

 

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Colin

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Try Arborisk or Trust, both good company's. I am with Arborisk at the moment but I was with Trust for 14 years. I currently pay around £1200 a year for PL and EL, I am a small tree surgery company with a turnover of around 95k

 

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On 17/09/2021 at 15:02, Hodge said:

Try Arborisk or Trust, both good company's. I am with Arborisk at the moment but I was with Trust for 14 years. I currently pay around £1200 a year for PL and EL, I am a small tree surgery company with a turnover of around 95k

 

Thanks for these recommends, this sounds far better than the 4-6k per annum range I've been quoted so far.

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34 minutes ago, CABennett said:

Thanks for these recommends, this sounds far better than the 4-6k per annum range I've been quoted so far.

You shouldn't be paying anywhere near that. Public liability is the cheap one; employers liability was always more expensive. 

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£1200 is still a lot for PL in forestry , i am paying about £280 a year and that incudes using machinery i.e tractors, diggers forwarding trailers and winches,

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2 minutes ago, spuddog0507 said:

£1200 is still a lot for PL in forestry , i am paying about £280 a year and that incudes using machinery i.e tractors, diggers forwarding trailers and winches,

I’d be very wary of how well you are actually insured for that. Forestry is not exactly a ‘low risk’ occupation.  £1200 seems more like it to me. 

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1 minute ago, doobin said:

I’d be very wary of how well you are actually insured for that. Forestry is not exactly a ‘low risk’ occupation.  £1200 seems more like it to me. 

Never paid any more than about £400 for PL insurance, changed supplier last year as when i got a renewal it had gone up about £95 so got rid of them and found a new Co got the same cover as before but for less money and renewed about 2 month ago and it was cheaper than last year, Forestry is very low risk compared to Arb,  

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Only pay £800 odd for all tree work limited to 90ft and fencing with 2m excavation with 10 million cover. 

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1 hour ago, Retired Climber said:

You shouldn't be paying anywhere near that. Public liability is the cheap one; employers liability was always more expensive. 

Sorry, I got my wires crossed - the 4-6k quotes were for tree surgery PL I was enquiring about a while ago; forestry PL should be a lot cheaper but the first (and only) ins. company I called wouldn't insure me because I was sub-contracting and working alongside employees of the estate. The reason sounded a bit complicated but I think I got the gist of it in the end. Anyway, it turned out that I was covered by the estate's ins. so it worked out well in the end. But I still need to get PLI for myself, ideally one that covers me for occasional tree surgery jobs, too.

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