Plant Hire Insurance for “hired in” plant equipment

Plant Hire Insurance, whether you hire your plant equipment from Central Plant Hire or any other plant hire company you are responsible for any loss or damage to the equipment. This is standard within all hire contracts. However, this is not always clear, so it is important that you, the “hirer” is adequately insured for loss or damage to the “hired in” equipment.

As members of the HAE (Hire Association Europe), Central Plant Hire is licensed to offer Hireguard Plant Hire Insurance Insurance cover for our equipment whilst on hire. For a small percentage of the net hire charges (15%, not subject to VAT) you are insured against loss or damage from the moment you take possession of the equipment to the moment it is returned or collected by our transport. (Some restrictions apply, please ask for full details or click on the link below).

As the “hirer” you are responsible for the equipment not only from delivery, but also once off-hired until returned or collected. The financial risk if, for example, a 1.5 tonne mini digger were stolen, would be anything up to £14,000, and a 3 tonne mini digger £25,000. Any on-site damage to the equipment, which is also the responsibility of the “hirer”, can be considerable.

Many “hirers” presume their liability policy or in the case of private hirers, their buildings and contents policy will cover “hired in” equipment that is stolen or damaged; they will not! Unless the hirer has “Hired in Plant Insurance” on their policy they are not covered.

Central Plant Hire is an Appointed Representative of Jelf Insurance Brokers Ltd (Reg No. 0837227) who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

HAE Insurance Services and EHA Insurance Services are trading names of Jelf Insurance Brokers.

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