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What Is Bad Brew Insurance?

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What Is Bad Brew Insurance?

12th July 2019

Bad Brew Insurance from Trade Direct

Picture the scene: you’ve just arrived at a job, you’re offered a brew and even though you tell them just how you like it, you get something that’s clearly had a row with the teabag.

Then, if that wasn’t enough, this poor level of tea-making continues throughout the day, or you find yourself having to deal with something way too strong or tepid.

What’s worse than this though is when you don’t even get offered a cuppa at all – even if you’ve done an exceptional job…

Well, this has gone far enough. No longer will hardworking tradespeople be denied of their right to a decent cup of Rosy Lee; Trade Direct Insurance are planning to put a stop to this with the development of our new ‘Bad Brew Insurance’ policy.

The Policy

Being offered a brew is considered by many to be an unspoken rule, but we’ve found out that as many as 55% of all customers fail to even offer a hot drink.

So, to counter this, our industry specialists came up with the idea to develop a bespoke policy that protects tradespeople against clients who don’t make them a hot drink, or who serve them an unacceptable brew.

In full, the policy would offer protection against:

  • Failure to be provided with a hot drink (tea, coffee or other)
  • Failure to be provided with an acceptable number of hot drinks relative to the length of the job
  • Failure to be provided with a hot drink of acceptable strength
  • Failure to be provided access to a kettle

Refer to the Chart

To ensure the policy is fair, we have developed a tea chart detailing the different acceptable levels of brew strength. These downloadable charts clearly illustrate different tea and coffee strengths; so all you need to do is direct your customer’s attention towards what you consider to be the best brew.

Being Taken for Mugs…

During our research for this policy, our surveys initially revealed that there are certain areas and cities around the country that are worse than others when it comes to offering and making tea.

Here’s just a short selection of some of the information we unearthed:

  • Failure to be provided with a hot drink (tea, coffee or other)
  • Failure to be provided with an acceptable number of hot drinks relative to the length of the job
  • Failure to be provided with a hot drink of acceptable strength
  • Failure to be provided access to a kettle

Get in Touch to have your Say!

As the policy is still in development stage, Trade Direct are also appealing for customers and tradesmen who have been on both sides of the hot-drink relationship to get in touch and provide feedback on their experiences to inform the final policy. Customers and tradesmen can get in touch via the contact from below.

Hopefully soon, with your help, these worries will be a thing of the past and those in the trade will be covered against the injustice of a bad brew while at work.