Sickness and death in service benefits

The modern workplace can often be a hazardous environment, so it’s good to enjoy peace of mind, knowing you’re properly prepared if the worst does happen. That’s why we offer an exceptional package of sickness and death in service benefits for you and your staff at equally exceptional rates.  

Sickness benefit

Member companies participating in our Welfare Scheme or one of the holiday schemes can claim sickness benefit for their staff and operatives.  

This table shows the weekly sick pay for operatives: 

Weeks Technician Approved Electrician Labourer
Sick Weeks 1 & 2 NIL NIL NIL NIL
Sick Weeks 3 to 24 £180.00 £170.00 £160.00 £150.00
Sick Weeks 25  to 52 £90.00 £85.00 £80.00 £75.00
We’ve also created an operatives’ claim form that needs to be completed at the start of any claim and sent in with copies of any sick lines. Download it here.


Payments for staff sick pay are up to £226 per week depending on salary, with sick pay payable for 18 weeks in any two-year period. We’ve also created a staff claim form for claiming sickness benefit, which should be completed and returned with copies of any sick lines. Download it here.   

Death in service benefit 

This is another benefit offered to Members participating in the holiday schemes, along with a death in service due to an accident on site. Below are the amounts payable for both staff members and operatives. 

Death in service for any cause:

  • Staff members – £30,000 payable to the employees beneficiary
  • Operatives – £30,000 payable to the employees beneficiary
  • Apprentices – £10,000 payable to the employees beneficiary

Total accidental death benefit on site:

  • Operatives – £85,000 (£55,000 + £30,000)
  • Apprentices – £35,000(£25,000 + £10,000)

Making a claim

To make a claim for death in service we require an original death certificate and a letter from the Member firm. This should detail: 

  • When the person started with the company 
  • The last date worked
  • Details of the employee’s beneficiary.  

This information should be sent to Benefits Manager Michelle Courtney at [email protected].

Other information 

SELECT does not currently receive any fees for insurance mediation with third party insurers, nor does it receive commissions or other payments from third parties. SELECT is an Appointed Representative of SECI, is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, Registered in Scotland number 202337. Registered office: The Walled Garden, Bush Estate, Midlothian EH26 0SB. To view our complaints procedure, please click here.

Also download our brochure for more details below.



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