Mechanical and electrical equipment and machinery in your church

We offer some additional covers and an inspection service to our church customers so you can ensure the safety and functionality of electrical and mechanical equipment and machinery. 

Engineering inspections

What are engineering inspections?

Today, organisations rely on a variety of equipment to operate effectively. Employers have a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees and volunteers at work. Engineering inspections are a means of ensuring any equipment at your church meets the appropriate standards and is therefore safe to use. 
 
An inspection will identify any defects or wear that needs to be repaired, or parts that need to be replaced. An inspection of an item of plant and equipment can provide:
 
  • Competent and compliant inspection as required by various statutes/regulations. 
  • Periodic inspection to supplement maintenance and long-term performance of plant and machinery. 
  • Safety to employees and third parties (Health & Safety at Work).

What does an inspection entail?

We offer engineering inspections through HSB Engineering Insurance Services Limited. The contract for this service is between you and HSB, who will be in contact with you to arrange a mutually suitable time for the inspection. This can involve a visual examination as well as functional checks of safety systems. 
 
An Engineer Surveyor will check that safe working parameters are clearly marked (where applicable), check the functionality of protective devices and alarms, and ensure that European Commission declaration of conformity of equipment is available. Following an inspection, an Engineer Surveyor will provide a report of examination, identifying any defects together with any actions that are due.
 
To begin organising an electrical or machinery inspection, please call us in the first instance on 0345 777 3322

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For more information on our church policies please call our team on

0345 777 3322

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How inspection ties in with insurance cover

For those policies where equipment breakdown is not covered under the main policy, this cover is available if the church wants to insure the items of plant against breakdown. 
 
If you are unsure whether your policy provides this cover, please contact our church insurance team on 0345 777 3322

Equipment damage and breakdown insurance

What can insurance for church electrical equipment and machinery cover?

Insurance can provide cover church electrical equipment and machinery for:
 
  • Damage to the insured property caused by breakdown (including where caused by the error or omissions of an operator) and electronic derangement
  • Failure during its normal operation
  • Whilst in transit as long as it is under your control or whilst temporarily removed from the insured location for the purposes of operation or repair
  • Reasonable costs of energy efficiency improvements when replacing damaged equipment/machinery
  • Newly-acquired property provided it is of the same type and function as the property detailed on the schedule and you tell us about it and pay any additional premium we require.
Please be aware we cannot cover:
 
  • Damage caused by ‘excluded perils’ such as fire, theft and other perils which are normally covered under the property damage section of your insurance policy covering your property.
  • Loss or damage caused by a computer virus. 
  • Costs that can be recovered under manufacture or supplier warranty. 
  • Damage caused by wear and tear, gradual degradation, rust or any fault known about at the start of the period of insurance.
For full details of the cover provided, please read our Equipment damage and breakdown insurance policy wording. 
 
Speak with our team on 0345 777 3322 to organise electrical equipment and breakdown cover for your church.

Contact us

For more information on our church policies please call our team on

0345 777 3322

Lines are open 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Arrange a call back