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I have been operating small plant for at least the last 10 years in
some way or the other and a few years ago went to the trouble of
getting a proper license for operating 360 excavators of any weight.
All the work so far has been for friends and family, but I have
recently decided to start making some more money out of it on a
more-frequent, but still part-time basis. In order to keep overheads to
a minimum I am planning to hire various types of plant if and when I
need it.

For all the work I have done to date I have, rightly or wrongly, never
taken out insurance of any kind, but now that I making a more serious
go of it I want to cover my ass for all sensible eventualities.

Public liability insurance was the first one that sprang to mind, but
for the insuring specifically for "operation of self propelled plant
under hire" has proved difficult to find.

Has anyone got some good sources and/or are there any types of
insurance I should be considering?

Any advice would be welcome.

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On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 14:12:52 -0800, Dug wrote:

I have been operating small plant for at least the last 10 years in
some way or the other and a few years ago went to the trouble of
getting a proper license for operating 360 excavators of any weight.
All the work so far has been for friends and family, but I have
recently decided to start making some more money out of it on a
more-frequent, but still part-time basis. In order to keep overheads to
a minimum I am planning to hire various types of plant if and when I
need it.

For all the work I have done to date I have, rightly or wrongly, never
taken out insurance of any kind, but now that I making a more serious
go of it I want to cover my ass for all sensible eventualities.

Public liability insurance was the first one that sprang to mind, but
for the insuring specifically for "operation of self propelled plant
under hire" has proved difficult to find.

Has anyone got some good sources and/or are there any types of
insurance I should be considering?

Does the hire company offer anything?
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Nope. see reply to AJH below.

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Nope. see reply to AJH below.

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On 22 Jan 2006 14:12:52 -0800, "Dug"
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I have been operating small plant for at least the last 10 years in
some way or the other and a few years ago went to the trouble of
getting a proper license for operating 360 excavators of any weight.
All the work so far has been for friends and family, but I have
recently decided to start making some more money out of it on a
more-frequent, but still part-time basis. In order to keep overheads to
a minimum I am planning to hire various types of plant if and when I
need it.

For all the work I have done to date I have, rightly or wrongly, never
taken out insurance of any kind, but now that I making a more serious
go of it I want to cover my ass for all sensible eventualities.

Public liability insurance was the first one that sprang to mind, but
for the insuring specifically for "operation of self propelled plant
under hire" has proved difficult to find.

Has anyone got some good sources and/or are there any types of
insurance I should be considering?

Any advice would be welcome.


Round my way the hire compaines want to see your own insurance cert,
or insist on theirs.

It must be possible, as the local guys neer me (20 or so people) hire
in machines when theirs are down, or the wrong type for a job, which
they then hire out as operated plant. Some of the jobs they do are for
the NT, and the National Park, who are obcessed with saftey and
insurance.

Is there a National Association of Plant Operators who may help, the
people that you took your qualifatcions with ?

Rick


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"Round my way the hire compaines want to see your own insurance cert,
or insist on theirs."

I have never found that the companies near me request insurance at all.
They will merrily hire out plant and the onus is on you to sort that
out! Its a scary proposition really, as there must be lots of people in
a similar position that make "expensive" mistakes, only to then realise
its there wallet that then has to take the full brunt of the damage
costs.

The point about the plant training site that I got my CITB license is
a good one and worth a try.

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"Dug" wrote in message
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I have been operating small plant for at least the last 10 years in
some way or the other and a few years ago went to the trouble of
getting a proper license for operating 360 excavators of any weight.
All the work so far has been for friends and family, but I have
recently decided to start making some more money out of it on a
more-frequent, but still part-time basis. In order to keep overheads to
a minimum I am planning to hire various types of plant if and when I
need it.

For all the work I have done to date I have, rightly or wrongly, never
taken out insurance of any kind, but now that I making a more serious
go of it I want to cover my ass for all sensible eventualities.

Public liability insurance was the first one that sprang to mind, but
for the insuring specifically for "operation of self propelled plant
under hire" has proved difficult to find.

Has anyone got some good sources and/or are there any types of
insurance I should be considering?

Any advice would be welcome.


Try
http://www.liability-assure.co.uk/li...Tl0EAodrlY45A]

Google for
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