Insurance - Additional Benefits - UPDATE for 2018

Written by Phillip Piddell on .

Enhanced cover and important changes to charges - please read below


Before you purchase our additional benefits insurance, you must be a fully paid up member of the APTGW

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For those of you already signed up to this scheme- please renew in good time to maintain cover from 1st January

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I am pleased to report that renewal terms have been held unchanged for the coming year, and you can now renew  with payment of £17.50. There has been a change in the panel of insurers, which is quite common as insurers tend to come and go....but the list is strong and full details can be provided on request.

NEW SUBSCRIBERS - £22.50                        

For new subscribers,  and those coming back after a ‘gap’, there is a small increased charge.

The charge for new subscribers will be £22.50 – which includes a small set-up fee. Thereafter the charge will revert to the ‘renewal’ fee.  Please note – the lower renewal price will only apply to those who maintain their subscription year to year – If you skip a year – as some have – then coming back will be classed as a new subscription.  You have been warned! 

I am always pleased to hear from subscribers  and I would ask new members signing up to email me with brief information on what they will be teaching/demonstrating.

As usual – payment can be made  via paypal – the link is on our website  and is our preferred option -  or BACS transfer – in which case please email me – or cheque to Sue and email to me.

As in previous years – documents will be sent out by email usually on Fridays – so please look out for my email within a week or so of your payment – and keep the documents safe for future use.  Finally, please do take time to think about H&S issues and prepare your own Risk Assessment.           A memo on this subject is attached to my emails with insurance docs.

valid until 31st December - and only whilst you remain a paid up member of APT&GW.

As many of you will understand, we are not authorised to ‘sell’ insurance but we are allowed to offer a scheme which includes it, and many members have found that it covers their needs. Full details are here on the website. Please note – membership docs are normally emailed out once a week – usually Fridays – so please look out for your emails and save the docs somewhere safe on your PC. Payment can be made by Paypal via the link on our website - or by BACS to our Co-op bank account - Sort Code 08-92-99 Account APT&GW – 65366501 – with an email to me, or least favoured option – a cheque!
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Many of you are already familiar with our ‘AB’ scheme,  which includes basic  Public Liability insurance.    Now in its sixth year - the major benefit of this service is that all Additional Benefit (AB) members are covered by the block insurance policy we have arranged with  a panel of insurers,  through brokers Hencilla Canworth.   Full details of the policy are available on our website –  brief details are given below. Please bear in mind – this is not a comprehensive policy – but provides basic cover at an affordable price for individual members whilst Teaching and/or Demonstrating.


£5,000,000 SUM INSURED  - £250 excess

12 MONTHS FROM 1ST JAN – to 31st December of each year.

The policy  provides ‘AB’ members with cover

whilst teaching and /or demonstrating traditional non-powered

Woodworking and Associated Crafts including the incidental manufacturing and sale of products.

Associated Crafts include low impact woodland and pasture management, the process of charcoal production and the forging of hand tools as used in Green Woodworking.

Members will note that the policy covers a wide range of activities; for example, scything is included under pasture management, and specifically, teaching and demonstration of charcoal production and forging of hand tools is also covered. However, it must be understood that there is no cover for working with power tools – absolutely no chainsaws – and no cover for employees – even if only taken on for the day.  As I have commented before – this scheme is there to support Members who wish to promote our traditional greenwood crafts.

Enhancements to cover have been made over the last year and now include the following   (but please do refer to the policy detail, especially if coming or going overseas)


Remember that you must maintain your membership of APT&GW – and that cover expires at 31st December – no matter when you apply – so get on and apply as early as possible to obtain benefit for the full 12 months of the year – Don’t leave it to the last minute and then expect a response the next day!!

Applications are acknowledged and documents provided by email – usually just once a week – on Fridays – so please look out for an email.  See website for further info and a ‘paypal’ button.  You do not actually need a paypal account! Alternatively, you can make a BACS payment – with email advice to me.   If you do not have email then you will need to send a sae – with your payment by cheque or bacs..

Lastly – if you have a website of your own – please do include a link to our bodgers.org.uk site and if you are subscribing for the first time – please do get in touch by email to let me know. It is always good to hear from members and to learn what they are up to !

Very important – if you have changed your email since last renewal – please do send me a specific email to let me know, so that I can update my records.    



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