Get brilliant business insurance from AXA

If you run a cleaning business, you know your clients are placing you in a privileged position of trust, and you treat their property and treasured things with the utmost care. Whether you operate solo, or you have employees, you’ve got a lot of responsibilities. You’re busy organising cleaning schedules, acquiring new business and taking care of the daily paperwork, and that’s something worth protecting.

Why should I choose AXA for my cleaning business?

There’s no need to scour the internet for another insurer. Why not save yourself some time and a tidy sum by getting the protection your cleaning business deserves. Our business insurance is less expensive than you might think and is quick and easy to arrange online or over the phone.

Here are some examples of the types of incidents that could leave you seriously out of pocket if you don’t have cover like public liability in place:

  • Your client slips on your newly washed floor
  • You accidentally drop an expensive computer

What type of cleaning businesses do we cover?

Thanks to our range of business insurance products, we can insure a wide range of cleaning businesses, including:

  • Domestic cleaners
  • Carpet cleaners
  • Office cleaners
  • Window cleaners3


Do domestic cleaners need public liability insurance?

Working as a cleaner in private properties – you’re coming up against risks. Visiting client homes, you’re handling some of their most precious possessions and moving around their lives. Maybe someone slips and injures themselves on a floor you’ve cleaned. If they make a claim against you, would you be able to pay costs out of your own pocket? We can also cover you if you do commercial cleaning – shops, offices.

Public liability insurance can help protect you against third-party injury or damage in these situations – helping you cover compensation costs and legal fees as a result of a claim. Whether you’re self-employed or working for a company, it’s an important investment for any business.

With public liability insurance, you’ll get:

  • Up to £5 million protection
  • Temporary staff covered for up to 50 days a year, free
  • Access to a 24-hour legal hotline


What insurance do I need for my cleaning business?

At AXA you can choose from our standard business insurance, which can include public liability and employers’ liability insurance.

Public liability insurance

This will cover your legal liability for accidental injury or property damage claims made against your cleaning business.

Find out more about public liability insurance

Employers’ liability insurance

If you have anyone working under your supervision, including full-time, part-time staff, volunteers or apprentices, you’re legally required to have this cover.

Find out more about employers liability insurance


Van insurance

If you use a van for work we can cover you and help keep you on the road, with accident recovery, roadside repairs and a guaranteed courtesy van4.

And if you protect your cleaning business online with AXA, you'll also get a 10% discount.

Find out more about van insurance

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1Based on the number of businesses insured by AXA across the UK and Ireland as of October 31 2019.

2Based on AXA Business Insurance claims made between July 2018 and June 2019. Figures based on business insurance policies purchased direct through AXA Business Insurance online or over the phone.

3There is no height restriction for window cleaners, there is however a restriction on the type of lifting equipment that you can use which limits the height that you can work at. 

4When your van is under repair at an approved garage following an accident.