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As a self-employed worker you should take out public liability insurance to cover you against the cost of any damages caused by your work activities.

We’ve partnered with industry specialists Hencilla Canworth LTD to administer Bectu’s bespoke policy to get our members the best deal on high-quality insurance. Our policy covers anyone working in the technical sector of the arts.

For £40 a year on top of membership costs the two-in-one plan provides public liability cover of up to £10 million as well as personal accident cover of £100 a week.


The policy:

  • Includes provision for claims up to £25,000 in respect of goods in the member’s custody and control (up to a maximum total of £100,000);

  • Up to £10 million public liability insurance cover for any art technician work-related personal injury claims taken against you;

  • Personal accident cover of £100 per week for up to 52 weeks where injury forces a member aged under 70 to stop working (excluding the first fortnight) and a £20,000 lump-sum payment in the event of specified serious injury or death for a member aged up to 70, and reduced lump sum payments for members aged 70 to under 75 and 75 to under 80.

It costs £40 per year for Bectu members on top of your membership subscription and covers the individual member, a Ltd company where the member is the sole employee, and a formal partnership where the partner is also a Bectu member who subscribes to the insurance from the 1st May 2020.

Bectu has also partnered with Hencilla Canworth LTD to provide members with Media Freelancer Insurance.

Media Freelancer Insurance covers the kit that you use in your freelance work. Click below to get a quote on Media Freelancer Insurance - it covers art technicians also don't worry - the name is misleading!

To take advantage of Bectu’s insurance offer become a member here and then once a member or if you are an existing member call 020 7346 0900 to purchase the insurance.

To stay covered, you need to keep your membership subscriptions up-to-date and call the membership team to renew your policy annually.

Members can also purchase media freelancer kit insurance through Bectu. Click on the link below for more information.






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