Making Propane Insurance a Part of Your Risk Management Plan

There are inherent risks in transporting and delivering flammable chemicals. Propane insurance provides mitigation for these risks and protects your fuel dealership business. In addition to the insurance covering your workplace in the event of a workers compensation or workplace violence claim, propane insurance covers several additional areas.

Liability

Liability coverage protects your business from liability and pays the legal fees associated with those claims. Spill and pollution liability protection can be included within your liability insurance policy. In the event of a spill, your insurance carrier can mobilize a pollution response team that will coordinate cleanup and filing reports to the appropriate federal environmental agencies.

Property

Property coverage protects your buildings and tanks should they be damaged or destroyed. It also covers your inventory and equipment and provides income protection should your business operations become interrupted.

Automobile

Including the traditional protections offered with an automobile policy, automobile coverage under a propane insurance policy provides special protections for the service vehicles and tanker trucks that deliver propane to your customers. Pollution liability protection can also be included within the automobile portion of the policy and covers accidental spills from your covered vehicles.

To mitigate risks and hazards, propane retailers and distributors should have a thorough risk management plan that includes adequate propane insurance coverage.