HSB Equipment Breakdown Insurance
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HSB Equipment Breakdown Insurance

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    Comprehensive equipment breakdown cover for modern equipment and systems

    At HSB, we're focused on providing you with a comprehensive breakdown solution for your customers' modern equipment and systems.

    Our embedded equipment breakdown insurance solution can enable you to increase customer retention, revenues, and enhance your market penetration, whilst also providing your customers with wider cover and lower costs to help protect their bottom line.

    Benefits include:


    • Risk-free income
    • Competitive differentiation
    • Low incremental cost
    • Increased retention; enabling a more inert product, limiting alternative markets
    • Speed to market


    • Reduced errors and omissions exposure
    • One single policy


    • Wider cover; catering for changing technologies and associated risks
    • Low incremental premium due to the removal of selection
    • Enhanced protection of their bottom line by insuring previously uninsured events
    • A dedicated, specialist engineering claims service

    What is HSB Equipment Breakdown Insurance?

    HSB's equipment breakdown policy protects the key assets of a business by providing cover for damage to machinery and equipment caused by unforeseen risks (including power surges, electrical or mechanical derangement, and electrical arcing).

    Our solution provides businesses with cover for equipment that can often be overlooked and under insured compared to standard insurance products. By automatically including the cover within a commercial property policy, not only are repair costs covered, but also loss of business income, loss of rent and increased costs of working.

    What equipment is covered?

    Cover operates on a blanket basis, removing the need to specify individual items of equipment. The following provides an insight into the types of equipment covered:
    • Electrical systems (e.g. control panels, switchgear, emergency generators, distribution networks)
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
    • Computer systems, communication systems and office equipment
    • Lifts, escalators and moving walkways
    • Forklift trucks
    • Compressed air and steam generation systems
    • Security and access control systems
    • Fire detection and protection systems
    • Building management systems (BMSs) and maintenance units (BMUs)

    What is not covered?

    As would be expected, there are cover exclusions that apply such as wear and tear and intentional acts. A policy excess also applies.

    Which industries/sectors do we cover? [REPLACE SOME ICONS]

    Food and drink
    Leisure and hospitality
    Manufacturing: light/heavy
    Motor trade
    Property: commercial/retail
    Claims Service

    Comprehensive cover and a specialist engineering claims service

    The following are examples of the types of claims that are covered under the HSB Equipment Breakdown Insurance policy.

    An accountancy firm suffered an electrical failure, which also caused their IT server to crash. The IT system was intermittently available over the following days. Problems caused by the outage could not be repaired without the IT system being reset; which resulted in work being lost from the previous four days.
    Business interruption
    A hotelier experienced a lift breakdown due to multiple components failing within its main circuit board. A temporary stair lift was installed on the premises. The lift was replaced to ensure future reliability.
    Temporary stair lift

    This is an overview of the HSB Equipment Breakdown Insurance product. For full details of the cover and further information, contact our team.

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