Campaign warns Kiwis of risk of invalidating insurance

“It’s not child’s play,” it says

Campaign warns Kiwis of risk of invalidating insurance

Insurance News

By Krizzel Canlas

Homeowners are being warned not to endanger the health and safety of family members – or risk invalidating their insurance.

The plumbing, gas-fitting and drain-laying industry has launched a new campaign, which aims to ensure homeowners are well-informed before partaking in the Kiwi spirit of DIY – and that they be especially aware when buying a home.

“Homeowners need to know the key messages of the campaign to keep themselves safe, mitigate risk and be aware that unauthorised work also affects their insurance policy,” Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PDGB) chief executive Martin Sawyers said.

The PGDB’s campaign offers simple steps homeowners, businesses and DIY’ers need to take to reduce any risk. It provides information on how to act safely and responsibly around plumbing, gas-fitting and drain-laying work.

“Almost all aspects of plumbing, gas-fitting and drain-laying work are restricted and illegal to DIY,” Sawyers explained. “Work carried out by unauthorised people can cause injury, illness, disease, damage to property and in the [worst] case scenarios loss of life.”

“It’s not child’s play,” PGDB added.

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