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What Is Manufacturing Insurance?

Regardless of the scale of your current manufacturing operation, the correct level of cover is essential. The term itself spans many types of businesses, and therefore every organisation in this industry will have its own unique set of risks that need to be managed. 

As well as being active workplaces, with machinery and equipment constantly in use, the way the manufacturing industry functions increases the potential hazards to your business. Supply chains and timelines often mean increasing output in line with demand, which can strain workforces and increase the risks to your company.

Understanding your business is crucial to providing the correct level of protection from the most common risks while in production. With the advent of Industry 4.0, the use of smart technology such as robotics and drones, we will see the needs for manufacturing insurance cover change as well. We can help your operation adapt your insurance policy as it evolves with modern processes.

What Cover Do I Need For My Manufacturing Insurance Policy?

Each manufacturing company is completely unique. Your output, scale and production methods are just a few factors we consider in your insurance policy., There are some key areas for protection that will likely be essential regardless of your operation. These include:

Business Interruption Insurance

Covering your lost revenue when you are unable to operate can make a considerable difference, especially when serious damage caused by an insured peril has occurred that prevents you from opening. If you’re unable to open as a result of certain unforeseen conditions, which can include fires and flood damage, this can help cover the lost revenue as a result.

Machinery & Plant Machinery

Integral to any operation within manufacturing, your machinery is essential and as such must be considered when creating a policy. Common risk factors involved include accidents, theft and fire-related damage. The cover itself will need to fit your business’s operation, with options available for machinery in transit, hired machinery and machinery breakdown.

Public Liability Insurance

Public liability offers cover against a negligent injury, death or property damage or death caused to a third party or member of the public because of your work. 

Employer’s Liability Insurance

For all workers, you will require employers liability insurance, even for part-time, temporary or contract staff. This can assist in covering the costs related to an employee being injured while working for you and any subsequent legal action that may be taken as a result.

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What Sectors of Manufacturing Can Be Covered?

Our team have worked in a variety of sectors offering advice across the entire sector. Typical clients include

Food

Processing food can pose unique sets of risks to employees in particular. Encompassing everything from baking to meat processing the equipment used and work required can vary. Red meat production tends to be the most labour intensive with breaking down the product and preparing by hand still commonplace. Increasingly there is a greater degree of machinery operation required, with more complex systems leading to increased efficiency but an increase in risks related to equipment breakdown. 

Mitigating risks related to food contamination are also a principal cause for concern, which can lead to a risk to the public or wastage of food produced if discovered before distribution.

Machinery

The creation of specialist machinery for industrial purposes can involve a variety of operation sizes. Depending on the equipment and size of product produced facilities will also vary greatly.

In the future using high-technology production techniques, including robotics, computers, and programmable equipment will give productivity gains. Increasing technology and automation will also reduce the number of unskilled workers needed in the production process, decreasing the chances of injury.

Computers & Electronics

While there is usually less large machinery involved in computers and electronics, there are still risks present to your workforce. For example, some workers who fabricate integrated circuits and other components may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and working with small parts may cause eyestrain.

Employer’s Liability Insurance

For all workers, you will require employers liability insurance, even for part-time, temporary or contract staff. This can assist in covering the costs related to an employee being injured while working for you and any subsequent legal action that may be taken as a result.

Other Sectors Include

  • Precision Engineers
  • Plastics
  • Components
  • Automotive Parts

Areas of Risk You Need To Manage

As busy workplaces that are often full of complex machinery, there are a variety of risks that you will need to mitigate with your policy. These can include:

  • Contact with moving machinery
  • Struck by moving or falling objects
  • Slip, trips and falls
  • Illness as a result of poor indoor air quality
  • Temporary or permanent damage to hearing a result of excessive noise

Find The Right Manufacturing Insurance For You

With our brokers, you can be confident in the fact that your claim will be dealt with in a respectful and efficient manner by our specialist team. As a varied industry understanding your needs is essential when creating a cover that can protect your business from the most pertinent risks. 

For more information on our manufacturing insurance, simply contact the team on 07741 643610. Alternatively, you can request a call back below. Our team will be more than happy to discuss your policy needs and answer any questions you may have.

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