Back in 2005, we were promoting ourselves as “Water Fed Pole / Window Cleaner Insurance Specialists” but there was a problem. No insurers were providing a replacement WFP fitted Van in the event of a Motor Accident, Fire or Theft. Worse still, there was no one else you could pay to hire one from.

By 2008, things were no better, so what were we going to do about it? We we went and bought our own Van, kit it out and provide a valuable service to our client’s that would have otherwise struggled to carry on working.

These days it is becoming easier than it used to be to get hold of vans fitted with a water fed pole system; predominately via accident management companies. However, it’s not automatic and you’re advised to make provisions if you are unable to operate your business without your most essential business asset.

Alexander Swan Insurance Services pride themselves on being the first broker, and remain the only Insurance Broker, to invest in their own fleet of Reach and Wash Fitted vans. This service has become highly popular, which has enabled us to grow our fleet and supply to clients who aren’t with Alexander Swan.

Hence the need to divide the businesses ‘A S Vehicle Hire Limited’ has been standing on its own wheels since 2015.

Insurers recognised a reduced theft risk of the most valuable item – the water fed pole system itself. However, they also include “all risks” cover for the poles. Once we were happy with the cover, rates and terms we began offering the product to our clients. We still offer this superb policy today.

We felt there were other areas that we could help window cleaners, so we set out to source equally superior products for our window cleaner clients, including commercial vehicle (noting modification), public and employers liability cover, as well as personal accident insurance.

We want to help more window cleaners! If you didn’t know who we were until now, please do get a quote from Alexander Swan Insurance Services Ltd. The annual subscription on top of your van and water fed pole system insurance via Alexander Swan Insurance Services Ltd costs less than it does to hire a Reach and Wash van for ONE DAY!

But if you have found us following an accident or theft, call us and we will guide you through the whole process. If the accident was not your fault, the third party insurers may pay us directly for the hire (pre-negotiated terms with us before we put you in hire).