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Please read through our standard Terms and Conditions of Hire:

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE

A.  INDEMNITY

The hirer shall indemnify and keep indemnified and save harmless the Owner and the Owner’s servants and agents from all damages, suits, actions, claims and demands of every description whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly from the use, maintenance, transport, operation of the goods or otherwise and whether resulting from the negligence of the Owner, its servants or agents or otherwise.

B.   EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY

The owner shall not be liable to the Hirer or the Hirer’s servants or agents for any damages, suits, actions, claims and demands of every description whatsoever and however arising either directly or indirectly from representations warranties, terms and conditions express or implied (except in so far as statutory conditions and warranties cannot be excluded under Part V Division 2A of the Trade Practices Act (1974) or relevant State legislation), use, maintenance, transport, operation of the goods or otherwise and whether resulting from the negligence of the Owner, its servants or agents or otherwise.

C.   OPERATION OF CLAUSES A AND B

Clauses A and B hereof to the extent they are inconsistent with other clauses, terms or conditions of the Agreement are to override such clauses and be of paramount force.

PERIOD

The agreement shall commence upon the acceptance and delivery of the equipment to the hirer by the owner, his servants or agents at either the owner’s premises or if delivered at a destination mutually agreed upon. The agreement shall cease upon the return of the equipment to the owner’s possession or at any time when demanded by the owner.

CHARGES

Hiring charges set forth in the body of the agreement is for time out not time used in respect of hours (60 minutes), day (24 hours, period of use not to exceed 1×10 hours shift), week (7 days, period not to exceed 5 working days).

USE

The hirer agrees to take good care of the equipment at all times and at his own expense fuel, service, clean and maintain the equipment in good working condition. The hirer certifies he will operate the equipment in a skillful and proper manner and only use if for the purpose it was intended. The owner gives no warranty as to the state of repair or condition of the equipment nor the purpose for which it is hired.

BREAKDOWN

In the event of breakdown the hirer shall return the equipment to the owners premises forthwith and on no account shall he repair or attempt to repair the equipment.

LOSS/DAMAGE

The hirer accepts the responsibility for all damages and loss or theft to the equipment hired or any part of it during the period of hire, save and except the normal wear and tear and will reimburse the owner the full cost of repair or replacement as decided by the owner.

CLEANING

Equipment must be returned in a clean condition or a cleaning charge will apply.

CREDIT ACCOUNT

On prior approval of credit application – terms nett 30 days from date of invoice, overdue accounts will be charged at a rate of 2% per month on outstanding balance.

INSURANCE

The hirer is responsible for insurance on equipment while on hire.