What is Machinery Breakdown Insurance
When operating a business that utilizes machines and equipment which can be stationary, mobile and moveable, they could suddenly breakdown either by intense movements, or random particles that may fall into the machines. Now with machinery breakdown insurance you can have the costs of repair or replacement of a machine that has broken down taken care of.
What’s coveredIt covers unforeseen and accidental breakdown caused by the following;-
- Human failure e.g. carelessness, negligence, lack of skills, malicious acts
- Operational failure e.g. failure of control and regulating devices, physical explosion and implosion, shortage of water, overheating etc.
- Environmental causes like humidity, dust, high temperatures etc.
- Electrical failure e.g. short circuit, faulty insulation, over-tension/excessive voltage etc.
- Natural causes e.g. storm, drifting ice, frost and water.
What’s not coveredUnfortunately, we can’t cover everything – make sure you’re happy with what’s not covered, including:
- Wear and tear
- Natural catastrophes (Acts of God)
- Theft, burglary
- Fire, direct lightning, chemical explosion and other perils. They are covered under a Fire Insurance policy.
- Consequential loss
- Willful acts of gross negligence
- Nuclear risk
What’s optionalChoose optional add-ons at an additional cost to create cover that suits you.
- This insurance policy can be extended cover third party liability, strikes, riots and civil commotion.
- Machinery Breakdown Loss of Profit: The policy can be extended to include loss of profits following breakdown of machinery
Other types of insurance cover
You will need contents insurance, sometimes known as all risk cover, for items for which you require cover out with the home. Please provide details of these items at the time of quotation to ensure that the policy provided meets with your requirements.
Accidental Damage cover provides protection against costs incurred through damage that you, your family members or visitors may cause to the structure of your Building or to your Contents. Examples of incidents which would be covered under this extension include putting your foot through the loft floor damaging the ceiling below, leaving a tap running leading to water damage or carpet spillages. Such incidents would not be included under a policy taken out to cover Standard Perils only.
Additional charges will apply and in certain circumstances this cover might not be available.
Items kept in the garage or garden sheds will be covered under the Contents section of your policy provided you have included their value in the total sum insured declared. Limits may apply to the amount that can be claimed for theft of items taken from outbuildings and additional charges may be made for certain items such as ride on mowers. Cover for motor vehicles and motorcycles is excluded. Please declare your requirements for cover kept in outbuildings at the time of quotation to ensure that the policy provided meets with your requirements.
In most cases you will need to arrange cover for your own contents and personal possessions. Please refer to your tenancy agreement to check what, if any cover is provided by your landlord.
An excess is the amount a policyholder is required to pay towards the cost of any claim. You may be asked to pay this amount to a company that has carried out repairs on behalf of your insurer, or alternatively the sum will be deducted from any settlement received.
- Ensure you declare a list of items to be insured under contents insurance including serial numbers, model, make and have the correct sum insured
- Always keep valuables safely and locked out of site to protect against the risk of theft