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Telehandler Insurance

Whether you’re using a telehandler to provide high lift, forward reach, heavy lift or moving goods around, it’s essential your equipment is fully insured.

What is Telehandler Insurance?

Telehandlers can be a key piece of plant for many businesses, and like all key assets in business, they should be insured appropriately. Telehandler Insurance can be packaged in several ways based on the requirements and activities of your business.

Our dedicated Plant team can advise you on the best policies to protect your business.

To get your Telehandler Insurance quote, call us 0115 672 5661 or start your quote below.

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What does Telehandler Insurance cover?

Telehandler Insurance can offer a range of protection. Your insurance will depend on the policies you take out based on what you need, but options include:


This covers equipment against fire, theft, malicious damage, and while being transported between jobs and includes theft.

Equipment floater

This covers it while it’s being transported between jobs and includes theft.

Hired-in plant

Should yours break down and you need to rent one, this will cover the rental costs.

Public Liability Insurance

Public liability insurance protects you if a member of the public suffers an injury or if any of their property is damaged because of your business. It can cover legal costs and any compensation claims, if your business is found to be at fault.

Road Risk Insurance

Allows you to drive customers’ vehicles and any you own in connection with your business on public roads. As with car insurance, you can choose from third-party, third-party fire and theft, or comprehensive cover.

Why use Jensten


A dedicated team to Plant Hire Insurance


We are the trusted broker to Plant Hire businesses


Tailored insurance to the needs of your business

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Find answers to common insurance questions

Do you need Telehandler Insurance?

Some business that use a telehandler think their business insurance also cover it, but this isn’t the case and telehandler insurance is required.

Construction businesses and others that have a range of plant can also take out a plant insurance package, but if you only have a telehandler, then this might be the better option for you.

This can protect you from:

  • Damage to property caused by a telehandler.
  • Theft while out in the open or during the night.
  • Ongoing hire charges
  • Accidental damage
  • Malicious damage.
  • Road risks.

How much does Telehandler Insurance cost?

The cost of your Telehandler Insurance will depend on factors such as:

  • The number of telehandlers you have – if you have two or more, you may want to consider a Plant Insurance policy.
  • The value of your telehandler – with telehandlers costing up to £80,000 each, they need proper protection.
  • The nature of your business and the work you do – whether you’re operating in confined spaces such as a factory or outside, for example, may alter the level of risk.
  • Where are your telehandlers are stored at night
  • The size of your business.
  • Your claims history.

For some tailored insurance help, please contact the Jensten Motor Trade team today or call them on 0208 298 2100.

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Why choose Jensten Insurance Brokers Ilkeston?

This can be a complex area of cover, so to help you get the protection you need, here are our frequently asked questions about Telehandler Insurance. We hope they will help, but if you’d like some independent advice, please call us on 0115 672 5661, and we’ll be on hand to help.

The cost of Telehandler Insurance will depend of a number of factors including, the number you have, the value of them, where they are stored and your claims history.

If you would like a quick quote please call our dedicated team and they will be on hand to help.

No, unless you want to drive it on public roads, in which case you will need road risks cover.

Hired-in plant is equipment that you hire for a specific job as opposed to equipment that your business owns.

Yes. When you hire machinery, it means that you are responsible for that item, and you need to make sure you send it back in the condition you hired it. If a telehandler you have hired were to break or be damaged and you didn’t have Hired-in Plant Insurance, you would have to pay for any repairs.

No, there’s no special licence required to drive a telehandler, but if you want to drive it on a public road, you will need a driving licence.

It depends. Some rental agreements come with cover for theft or damage. Generally, this cover doesn’t extend to more than that, so if you have any specific requirements – to drive it on public roads or to protect yourself from potential public liability issues, for example, then you’d be wise to get a Telehandler Insurance policy.