16 October 2020

Keeping it clean: what you need to know about valet insurance

By Road Runner
Cleaning a car

When it comes to valeting vehicles, customers put you in charge of what some may consider one of their most valuable possessions.

But what if, when you’re working on a vehicle, something goes wrong?

At Road Runner, we look after your independent valet business insurance, with comprehensive motor trade insurance suited to your needs.

So, what should I consider when it comes to valet insurance?

Road Risks cover

Cover for Road Risk insurance is important as you most likely will be driving customer vehicles at some point during the valet process. As you may be aware, road risk cover is not only important but a legal must have.

Public Liability cover

With the amount of time spent on customer vehicles, whether cleaning inside or outside, public liability cover will protect against damage to vehicles in your care. This cover will protect against third party claims.

Any valeting business employing workers should consider employer’s liability cover.

In the event of an accident or injury to your employees, employers’ liability would cover your business legal costs and medical costs of the employee, as well as any compensation you are liable to pay.

Cover for trade tools

As well as the above, don’t forget your trade tools – insurance for goods, plant, machinery, stock and portable hand tools kept in your van. Cover is available for tools left overnight too.

If you’re involved in valeting, why not see if we can help you save money on your insurance?

Get a quote today, call us on 03301 00 87 20 or request a call back.

Working with water – avoid unnecessary incidents!

As a valet, you might be working with water, adding an extra hazard in the workplace, so you need to be aware of slips and trips. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to think about, so you can avoid incidents and needing to claim in the event of something unfortunate happening.

  • Do keep the workplace tidy – clear away tools, used items and airlines after use.
  • Do provide non-slip floor surfaces. Clear up spillages immediately and repair flooring damage.
  • Do provide slip-resistant footwear when necessary.
  • Do ensure that snow, ice or water from vehicles is cleaned up.
  • Don’t ignore spillages caused by others.

As a specialist motor trade insurance UK based broker, we know all the cover options available for valet insurance. Get in touch to see if we can get you a better deal than you’re on now.

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