Terms & Conditions

1.  DEFINITIONS

(a) The “Owner” is the Company, firm or person letting the equipment on hire and includes their successors, assigns or personal representatives.

(b) The “Hirer” is the Company, firm, person, Corporation or public authority taking the Owner’s equipment on hire and includes their successors or personal representatives.

(c) “Equipment” covers all classes of equipment and accessories, therefore which the Owner agrees to hire to the Hirer. 

2.  EXTENT OF HIRE

No conditions of warranty other than herein specifically set forth shall be implied or deemed to be incorporated in or to form part of the hire.

3.  AVAILABILITY OF EQUIPMENT

The Equipment is offered subject to being available to the Owner at the time required by the Hirer.

4.  DELIVERY IN GOOD ORDER

The Hirer must satisfy himself that the Equipment is in good working order and that the Equipment is not damaged in any way upon delivery.

 

5.  ELECTRICAL

Electrical Equipment must be connected to the correct supply. Under no circumstances should electrical Equipment be used unless it is correctly earthed.

6.  MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT

(a) The Hirer shall be responsible for its safekeeping, use and return on the completion of the hire in equal order (fair wear and tear excepted).

(b) The Hirer shall take all reasonable steps to keep himself acquainted with the state and condition of the Equipment. If the Equipment be continued at work or in use in an unsafe and unsatisfactory state the Hirer shall be solely responsible for any damage, loss or accidents whether directly or indirectly arising therefrom.

(c) The Hirer shall clean the Equipment and return it in a perfectly clean condition. The Hirer shall be responsible for any expense involved in cleaning Equipment incurred by the Owner.

7.  BREAKDOWN

(a) Any breakdown or the unsatisfactory working of any part of the Equipment must be notified  immediately to the Owner.

(b) Full allowance will be made to the Hirer for any stoppage due to breakdown caused by the development of an inherent fault or fair wear & tear. The Hirer shall be responsible for all expenses involved arising from any breakdown and all loss and damage incurred by the Owner due to the Hirer’s negligence, misdirection or misuse of the equipment, whether by the Hirer or his servants, and for the payment of the hire charges during the period the Equipment is necessarily idle due to such breakdown.

(c) Under no circumstances shall the Hirer repair, or attempt to repair the Equipment.

(d) The Owner reserves the right to attempt to repair the Equipment on site if practicable, or deliver a replacement if available. Carriage will be charged if applicable. The Owner shall not be responsible for the cost of recovering any Equipment from inaccessible areas or soft ground.

8.  OTHER STOPPAGES

No claims will be admitted, other than those allowed under Clause 7 as herein provided, for stoppages through causes outside the Owner’s control, including but not limited to, inclement weather and failure of the electrical supply.

 

9.  CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES

The Owner accepts no liability or responsibility for any consequential loss, damage or injury due to, or arising from the breakdown or stoppage of the Equipment through any cause whatsoever, or through non-arrival from accident or breakdown during loading, unloading or transport of the Equipment.

10.  HIRER’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE AND INJURY

During the continuance of the hire period the Hirer shall make good to the Owner all loss or damage to the Equipment from whatever cause the same may arise, fair wear and tear excepted and except as provided in Clause 7 herein, and shall also fully and completely indemnify the Owner in respect of all claims by any person whatsoever for injury to person or property caused by or in connection with or arising out of the use of the Equipment and in respect of all costs and charges in connection therewith whether arising under statute or common law.

11.  RETENTION OF DEPOSIT

The Owner reserves the right to retain the Hirer’s deposit if the booking is cancelled at any time.

12.  LOST EQUIPMENT

Equipment not returned will be charged to the Hirer at the manufacturer’s current list price. Hire fees will continue up to the time the Owner is able to replace the lost Equipment.