Construction Select

Regardless of whether your construction clients work on large scale engineering projects, new builds or renovations, an incident on site can put their project at risk. With our Construction Select product in place we can help prevent such setbacks.

We've been writing construction insurance for decades, and using the expertise gained over these years, we've developed a flexible policy that allows your clients to select and purchase only the cover they need. They will benefit from of a wide range of covers for property, liability, engineering and speciality risks all under one policy.

Our proposition is supported by our construction specialists within underwriting and claims, as well as our experts on site management, plant and machinery inspection and health and safety regulations.


We've merged our Engineering covers for construction

As of 31st July 2017, Contractors All Risks, Contractors Plant, Erection All Risks and Machinery Movement, are merged into our Construction Select policy. These can now be purchased as optional cover sections within Construction Select. Please speak to your Allianz representative for more information.

Documentation relating to policies that may still be active can be found on our Engineering Documents page.


Features of Construction Select

  • A wide range of cover options specifically developed for the construction industry
  • Access to our construction risk management and plant and machinery inspection experts 
  • Access to our free sector-specific online risk management guidance
  • Access to our discounted risk management suppliers
  • Free or discounted legal and tax advice in relation to their business via a range of online and telephone services*
  • Specialist claims teams to ensure you get the support you need at the time when you need it the most
*subject to Allianz Legal Expenses Cover being in place

Risk Appetite

Preferred Trades

  • Builders - domestic and commercial builders involved with construction, alteration, maintenance, redevelopments or refurbishments using traditional and innovative design and systems
  • Civil engineering - companies that undertake contracts involving ground work, utilities or transport infrastructure as well as structural engineering
  • Building completion and finishing trades and skilled specialists in allied trades - such as bricklayers, tilers, metal workers and shop fitters and electricians. 

Benefits

  • We’ve got three new Construction Expert Trading Teams in Manchester, Birmingham and London, writing new business for specialist construction brokers. Our dedicated construction underwriters have comprehensive industry knowledge and technical expertise across Property, Liability, Engineering and Speciality lines, providing a one stop shop for your clients’ cover requirements.
  • Our dedicated construction underwriters have comprehensive industry knowledge and technical expertise across Property, Liability, Engineering and Speciality lines, providing a one stop shop for your clients’ cover requirements.
  • We have specialist claims handling centres for property, casualty and engineering claims. Our claims helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • For clients with Allianz Legal Expenses cover in place, our partner solicitors, DWF, can provide a free review of your customer’s Fees for Intervention invoice (to help them determine whether a material breach has actually taken place or not, and therefore whether they are liable to pay a fee to the Health and Safety Executive).

 
Risk management
 

Our in-house specialist construction surveyors and engineering inspection consultants span the entire country, so no matter where your customer is based, we are on hand to offer advice on risk management, health and safety, plant maintenance as well as site security.

 
Construction site surveys
 

Our in-house NEBOSH qualified, construction risk surveyors can visit your customer’s site to carry out a risk assessment, spending time with them reviewing their health and safety and work permit documentation.

 
Engineering inspection services
 

We offer periodical legal inspections of plant or machinery at any site in the UK, including inspections of:

  • excavators and loading shovels
  • forklift and pallet trucks
  • lorry mounted and mobile cranes
  • lifting appliances and machines
  • a wide range of pressure plant items including air receivers, blowdown vessels, hot water boilers and refrigeration and air conditioning plant.

In addition, Allianz Engineering's Special Services Team can arrange one-off inspections coupled with bespoke consultation in the fields of:

  • Electrical wiring and portable appliance testing to help with compliance with the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Regulations
  • Lift consultancy - inspection during the construction phase of lift installations
  • Non-destructive testing - used to support all testing of pressure plant; boilers, vessels and pipework, lifting plant; such as cranes and electrical installations as well as fixed wiring.

 
Self-serve risk management support
 

Risk Director, our FREE online risk management site features:

  • Sector-specific risk management advice
  • Allianz Cyber Risk Assessment, a free, simple online questionnaire that assesses your client's network security against the recommended Government standard
  • Risk improvement reports
  • Health and safety toolkit and a range of checklists to help your clients conduct their own risk assessments
  • Specially negotiated rates from our preferred suppliers providing access to risk management products and services, such as:
    • Vero – employee screening
    • Praxis 42 – health and safety advice
    • SWS – physical security solutions
    • Glen Abbot – supply chain risk management
    • Hilti – passive fire protection
    • Arco - safety and personal protective equipment.

Documentation for Construction Select

To download copies of our Construction Select policy documents, please click the links below:

Claims

When your client makes a claim, they need an insurance provider that understands their loss and will be there at the crucial moments, providing them with the necessary help to get them trading again as quickly as possible.

We'll provide your client with:

  • A dedicated claims handler
  • Out of hours helpline
  • Claims analysis
  • Fraud prevention
  • Expert legal advice.

In addition, we have specialist claims teams to manage certain losses:

  • Dedicated risk experts specialising in property and liability claims
  • Major Loss Team
  • Disease Team
  • Engineering Team
  • Rehabilitation Team
  • Allianz Claims Inspectors.

For more detail on our claims service, please refer to the product documentation.

Follow the links below to find claims contact information:

Related Products

From the wider Allianz Group:

*This cover is available via Euler Hermes, a sister company of Allianz Insurance plc. Please contact your local Allianz representative for a quote. Full terms and conditions apply.
**This cover is available via Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, a sister company of Allianz Insurance plc.

Download our Construction Select contact sheet for:

Brokers serviced by the new construction underwriting team

All other brokers

If you'd like further information on this product, or have a question regarding our services, please contact your local Allianz Commercial branch.

Risk Director

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