Agricultural Pest and Weed Control Insurance

Ensure your business has the protection it needs with agricultural pest and weed control insurance

We understand your risks

Like you, we know that there are all kinds of things that can go wrong when treating agricultural pests and weeds. From spray drift to property damage to personal injury, we can tailor cover to meet your specific needs.

Our insurance team has a wealth of knowledge which has been built up over decades. During this time they have made many long-lasting relationships that have provided them with an intimate knowledge of how businesses like yours work and the service you need from us.

With over 25 years experience working with your industry, you can conduct your daily business operations knowing that the premiere insurer for the Agricultural Pest and Weed Management industry is behind you.

Why have Professional Indemnity insurance?

First of all, it ensures that you don’t go bankrupt if one of your clients files a lawsuit and claims damages. Secondly, it covers a part of the legal costs associated with defending a negligence claim, and finally, it enables you to do your business with peace of mind.

Just because you don't carry out inspections and reports doesn't mean that you don't need Professional Indemnity Insurance.

What it covers

Generally anyone that takes a fee for service and offers advice or a product that a third party relies on, should strongly consider insuring against professional negligence. Here are some examples of what your professional indemnity policy would cover:

  • Incorrect agricultural chemical application that has caused damage to vegetation, crops or other property

  • Failing to clean your spray equipment properly after treatment of a particular crop/property

The above is intended as a summary only of the policy.

General and Public Liability

General and Public Liability covers you for personal injury or property damage occurring in connection with your normal business activities.

Personal injury can occur if someone on, or near, the property that you are working at is hurt because of your activities. That person, or their family, may claim compensation and expenses as a result.

Claims can be made for an injury that occurs from someone tripping over your equipment or an animal being injured or poisoned by your chemicals.

Liability insurance also covers damage caused by unintended and unexpected spray drift.

Claims of this nature can take many years to go through the legal system. You therefore need to be sure you have sufficient cover, to protect you against a settlement amount that may be determined in several years time.


Environmental Impairment Insurance

This is often referred to as Sudden and Accidental Pollution Cover and is covered by our liability policy. It covers the cost of containment and clean up of an accidental or unintentional chemical spill or discharge that could cause environmental impairment or pollution. These costs can run into many thousands of dollars.

It protects you in the event of a chemical spill that occurs during your treatment and the spill contaminates waterways, local water authority drainage systems, etc.

However it does not cover you for spillage from your vehicle. For that you require PestShield™ Vehicle Insurance.


PestShield™ Vehicle Insurance

Through IAL t/as CGU Insurance, we offer a motor vehicle insurance policy that is designed especially for those that carry equipment and/or chemicals. Comprehensive motor vehicle insurance is provided with the options of covering your fixed and/or removable equipment that you have in or carry on your vehicle.

Included in your CGU Policy:

  • Full Glass Cover
  • Fixed and Removable Equipment
  • $100,000 chemical spillage

Important Documents:

PDS  |   Supplementary PDS  |  Benefits

Other Insurance Options

As an authorised representative of Ausure Insurance Brokers to provide you with a greater number of insurance options for both you and your business.

We can provide insurance for:

  • Motor Vehicle Insurance
  • Business & Liability Insurance
  • Electronic Equipment Insurance
  • Home and Contents
  • Caravan Insurance
  • Marine Insurance
  • Farm Insurance
  • Construction Insurance
  • Income Protection

If you would like further information in regards to any of these products visit Other Insurance.

Rapid Brokers Pty Ltd (ABN 53 101 545 626) is an Authorised Representative (No. 402807) of Ausure Pty Ltd (ABN 94 096 971 854 AFSL 238 433). Rapid Brokers is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rapid Solutions Pty Ltd. Please read Ausure Pty Ltd's Financial Service Guide (FSG).

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Rapid Solutions is the only underwriting agent with access to the specialist professional indemnity and general and public liability insurance offered by Pacific International Insurance Pty Limited. We offer competitive premiums on a policy wording, which are specifically worded for your industry.