AXA Commercial Lines has introduced its Tradesmen and Professional Liability products on UK-based online commercial insurance marketplace, PowerPlace.

The insurer said that the tradesmen and professional policies were available for self employed persons and small businesses with up to eight people and a turnover of £500,000 or less.

The policy provided public liability cover as standard and the ability to select from a range of optional covers with each trade rated individually, according to AXA.

Axa said that should the client need to take on temporary staff to cover busy periods, cover was automatically provided for up to 50 man days in any period of insurance.

AXA Commercial Lines commercial director Alasdair Stewart said online distribution has an increasingly important part to play in commercial lines, particularly at the SME end of the market where competition is fierce.

PowerPlace commercial director Nick Giddings said introducing AXA Tradesmen and Professional Liability products really strengthens the panel across these lines of business.