New on Marketplace - cleaning contractors scheme launches

The importance of businesses operating in a clean, sanitised environment has never been in such focus. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emphasis on cleanliness, especially in sectors where businesses are hosting the general public has been paramount, and with it, the importance of those providing the cleaning services.

The duty of care that insurance brokers owe their clients seems to be getting higher and higher. Standard insurance policies may not provide the cover that your cleaning industry clients need and can fall short in some areas.

We’re pleased to welcome Berns Brett Insurance (BBi), as experts in providing insurance to cleaning firms and contractors, to Aviva Marketplace.

BBi have a proven heritage in the cleaning industry, having insured some of the largest cleaning contractors for over 20 years. They know the industry inside out and cater for cleaning contractors of all shapes and sizes.

Being members of the CSSA (Cleaning and Support Services Association) enables them to contribute and add value to this sector, finding solutions to problems that many Insurers wouldn’t even know existed. Their team of qualified insurance professionals have many years of experience in this sector.

BBi cater for all types of cleaning contractors including office, domestic, commercial and window cleaning. Their scheme will assist you in providing the best options for your clients. There is no compromise on quality and BBi will help you with a question set that enables them to ascertain exactly what your clients’ needs are, ensuring the appropriate cover is arranged. Regular risk and claims reviews are carried out throughout the insurance period and every client has access to a dedicated account director and claims handler if required.

Considerations for brokers and their clients may include:

  • No COVID-19 exclusions on Public/Products Liability
  • Full range of activities can be included, e.g. height work via reach and wash systems
  • Loss of customer keys
  • Limits of indemnity up to £25m
  • Fidelity guarantee/misuse of customers telephones
  • Product Sales
  • Efficacy cover
  • Damage to property held in trust or being worked on
  • Financial Loss

Our risk appetite includes:

  • Cleaning contractors
  • Commercial cleaners
  • Franchises
  • Domestic cleaners
  • Per capita through to the largest cleaning contractors

Why BBi Cleaning Contractors Insurance?

BBi have been insuring and protecting businesses in the cleaning industry for over 40 years. Their experience ensures all insurance is flexible to your client's business offering the appropriate cover.  Where they take the time to understand your requirements, even meeting your client where appropriate, which enables them to provide an excellent service.           

Most standard polices include limits for height work and exclude the treatment risk, misuse of phones, damage to property being worked upon. Financial Loss will not be covered.

The BBi scheme will include specific extensions within the wording, giving you the peace of mind that the appropriate cover is in place, in the event that your client has a claim.

How do I get a quote?

To find out more about how Berns Brett Insurance can support you in placing contract cleaning risks, visit the BBi Contract Cleaners page, under ‘Business and Professional’ on Aviva Marketplace where you’ll find our wide range of solutions for those hard to place risks.