One of the biggest risks contractors face is theft of their tools, equipment, or machinery. Don’t leave the tools and equipment you need defenseless to face that risk without adequate protection. Contractors can safeguard themselves from financial loss by protecting the smaller assets that help get the job done with the right insurance coverage.
Tools & Equipment Insurance
Inland marine insurance, also know as tools & equipment coverage, provides coverage for direct physical loss for miscellaneous tools, scheduled tools, rented equipment, leased equipment, and other business equipment listed on the policy. In addition, this policy may also provide coverage for property, including equipment, materials, machinery, and supplies that may become a permanent part of a job. This coverage can be purchased as part of a package or monoline.
As a contractor or construction professional, you regularly transport the tools, equipment, and supplies you need to get the job done. While your valuable business assets are in motion, tools and equipment insurance ensures their replacement should an accident, theft, or loss happen along the way. It can also cover tools that your construction or contracting crew takes with them when they perform a job.
What Does Tools & Equipment Insurance Cover?
Tools and equipment insurance commonly includes coverage for the following types of property:
- Property in transit, such as contractor's tools and supplies
- Mobile equipment, such as forklifts, dozers, track hoes, maintainers, loaders
- Computer equipment and data, such as accounting software, lead-tracking data, policies, procedures, and other electronic assets
From the smallest hand tools to larger equipment such as welders, nail guns, generators and other high-value items, replacement costs can add up fast if your tools are stolen or damaged. With tools and equipment coverage, your investment in these assets is protected.