People should be very careful when work is being done to their home or office by way of ‘nixers’.
When a company is engaged for such work, the company would or should have their own insurance so, if an accident occurs to a workman, it is the responsibility of the company. But where the work is being done by a friend or under a ‘nixer’ arrangement, the property owner is opening themselves to liability where an accident arises.
Where the work is being done by a relative or friend, the property owner should ensure that all reasonable safety precautions are in place. This will not necessarily exclude the property owner from liability in the event of an accident, but it will help.
Where the ‘nixer’ is doing the work, it is important to find out the insurance position. Ideally, they will have their own insurance but if not and an accident happens, it is probable the property owner will be sued.
While work done by ‘nixers’ can save money, where things go wrong, they can cost a lot more.
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