Terms & Conditions
1 Hire of equipment
1.1 The hiring of the equipment will commence from the commencement date specified in the Schedule and continue for the term specified in the Schedule.
1.2 The hirer is entitled to use the equipment for the hire period. Any extension of the period must be agreed to by the owner.
2 Payment for rental
2.1 The hirer agrees to pay the owner the hire fee specified in the Schedule for the equipment for the hire period including any applicable GST, stamp duties, tolls, fines, penalties, levies or freight and other charges relevant to this agreement and the hire.
2.2 Equipment not returned on time and in accordance with this agreement will be subject to a continuance of the agreed rental until return is complete.
2.3 The owner may charge the hirer a fee for accepting payment by credit card.
3 Use, operation and maintenance
3.1 The hirer agrees that the use of the equipment carries with it dangers and risks of injury and the hirer agrees to accept all dangers and risks.
3.2 The equipment shall not be used by anyone other than the hirer without the express permission of the owner.
3.3 The hirer will ensure that all persons operating the equipment are instructed in its safe and proper use and where required hold a valid Certificate of Competency or are fully licenced to use it.
3.4 The hirer agrees to operate, maintain, store and transport the equipment strictly in accordance with any instruction provided by the owner and with due care and diligence.
3.5 The hirer agrees that the equipment will only be used for its intended purpose and in accordance with any manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations whether supplied by the owner or posted on the equipment in regard to its operation, maintenance and storage.
3.6 The hirer agrees to comply with all occupational health and safety laws and regulations relating to the use of the equipment and associated operations.
4 Off Hire
4.1 The hirer shall ensure the equipment is returned to the owner clean of all foreign matter or agrees to a reasonable cleaning fee being charged by the owner.
4.2 The hirer shall return the machine to the owner with a full tank of fuel. If not refuelled, customer agrees to pay refuelling cost of $2.20 per litre.
5 Hirer’s warranties
5.1 The hirer warrants that:
(i) the equipment will be used in accordance with the conditions outlined in the Schedule;
(ii) the particulars in the Schedule are correct in every respect and are not misleading in any way including, without limitation, by omission;
(iii) the hirer holds a valid current driver’s licence, operating licence or permit valid for the type of equipment hired if required;
(iv) the equipment will not be used for any illegal purpose;
(vi) the hirer will not, without prior written consent of the owner, tamper with, repair or modify the equipment in any way,
(vii) the hirer agrees that the equipment complies with its description, is in merchantable condition and is fit for the purpose.
(viii) the hirer agrees that the equipment has been received by the hirer clean and in good working order.
6.1 To the full extent permitted by law the hirer releases, discharges and indemnifies the owner from all claims and demands on the owner arising out of or consequent on the use or misuse of the equipment during the hire period.
6.2 Without limiting clause 6.1 of this agreement, the hirer agrees that to the full extent permitted by law, no warranties are given by the owner in respect of the equipment. Any liability of the owner pursuant to any warranty, which cannot be excluded by law, will not exceed either the cost of repairing the equipment or the cost of resupplying the equipment, at the discretion of the owner.
7 Loss, damage or breakdown of plant and equipment
7.1 The hirer is liable for the payment of the new list price of any equipment not returned to the owner.
7.2 If there is a breakdown or failure of the equipment the hirer shall notify the owner immediately for the appropriate action to be taken.
7.3 The hirer is liable for the payment of repairs and/or replacements to any equipment that is damaged during the hire period, including the pick up and return of machine.
8.1 The owner will maintain current insurance policies in respect of the equipment to its full insurable value.
9.1 The hirer will assume all risks and liabilities for, and in respect of, the equipment and for all injuries to or deaths of persons and any damage to property howsoever arising from the hirer’s possession, use, maintenance, repair, storage or transport of the equipment.
10.1 To the extent permitted by law the owner disclaims all liability for and does not give any warranties to the hirer as to the condition of the equipment.
11 Title to equipment
11.1 The hirer acknowledges that the owner retains title to the equipment and that the hirer has rights to use the equipment as a mere bailee only. The hirer agrees that the hirer has no rights to pledge the owner’s credit in connection with the equipment.
12 Repossession and remedies on default
2.1 The owner may retake possession of the equipment if the hirer breaches any provision of this agreement, not withstanding anything else herein contained.
12.2 All costs incurred by the owner incurred in repossessing due to a breach are to paid by the hirer.
12.3 In the case of repossession due to a breach of this agreement the hirer agrees to grant the owner permission to enter any premises where the equipment listed in the Schedule is situated to disconnect, decommission and/or remove that equipment.
12.4 In addition to the owner’s right to retake possession the owner is entitled in its discretion, following any breach of any provision of this agreement by the hire, to terminate this agreement and/or sue for recovery of any damages or charges or loss suffered by the owner, and/or to cancel any insurances effective in respect of the equipment hired.
13 Completion of the hire period
13.1 The hire period is completed when the equipment has been returned to the owner in the same condition as when it was hired:
(i) on or by the date and time outlined in the Schedule, or
(ii) will be deemed completed on the date agreed for pick-up by the owner.
13.2 Where pick-up is agreed the owner will arrange to pick-up the equipment within a reasonable period after a request to do so.
13.3 The hirer agrees to maintain the responsibility for the equipment whilst it is awaiting pick-up.
14.1 The covenants, agreements and obligations contained in this agreement will not merge or terminate upon the termination of this agreement and to the extent that they have not been fulfilled or satisfied or are continuing obligations they will remain in force and effect.
15.1 If any provision of this agreement is wholly or partly invalid, unenforceable, illegal, void or voidable, this agreement must be construed as if that provision or part of a provision had been severed from this agreement and the parties remain bound by all of the provisions and part provisions remaining after severance.
16 Governing law
16.1 This agreement is governed by the laws of the State or Territory where the agreement is made and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of that State or Territory.
18.1 Both the owner and the hirer agree that any disputes arising from the hire and use of the equipment (except in regard to payment of fees or charges) shall be negotiated with a view to settlement with the assistance of the Hire and Rental Industry Association Limited (Tel 02 9997 5166) before litigation is pursued.
19 PPS law
19.1 This clause applies to the extent that this Agreement provides for a ‘Security Interest’ for the purposes of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (“PPS LAW”).
19.2 References to PPS Law in this Agreement include references to amended, replacement and successor provisions.
19.3 The Owner may register its security interest as a PMSI. The Hirer must do anything (such as obtaining consents and signing documents) which the owner requires for the purpose of:
(a) Ensuring the Owner’s security interest is enforceable, perfected and otherwise effective under the PPS Law;
(b) Enabling the Owner to gain first priority (or any other priority agreed to by the Owner in writing) for its security interest; and
(c) Enabling the Owner to exercise rights in connection with the security interest.
19.4 The Owner may recover from the Hirer the cost of doing anything under this clause, including but not limited to registration fees.
19.5 The rights of the Owner under this document are in addition to and not in substitution for the Owner’s rights under other law (including PPS Law) and the Owner may choose whether to exercise rights under this document, and/or under other law, as it sees fit.
19.6 To the extent that Chapter 4 of the PPS applies to the security interest under this agreement, the following provisions of The PPS Law do not apply and, for the purpose of section 115 of the PPS Law are “contracted out” of this Agreement in respect of all goods to which that section can be applied: section 95 (notice of removal of accession to the extent it requires the Owner to give notice to the Hirer); section 96 (retention of accession); section 121(4) (notice to grantor); section 125 (obligations to dispose of or retain collateral); section 130 (notice of disposal to the extent it requires the Owner to give notice to the Hirer); section 129(2) and 129(3); section 132(3)(d) (contents of statement of account after disposal); section 132(4) (statement of account if no disposal)l; section 135 (notice of retention); section 142 (redemption of collateral); and section 143 (re-instatement of security agreement).
19.7 The following provisions of the PPS Law confer rights on the Owner: section 123 (seizing collateral); section 126 (apparent possession); section 128 (secured party may dispose of collateral); section 129 (disposal by purchase); and section 134(1) (retention of collateral). The Hirer agrees that in addition to those rights, the Owner shall, if there is default by the Hirer, have the right to seize, purchase, take possession or apparent possession, retain, deal with or dispose of any goods, not only under those sections but also, as additional and independent rights, under this document and the Hirer agrees that the Owner may do so in any manner it sees fit, including (in respect of dealing and disposal) by private or public sale, lease or licence.
19.8 The Hirer waives it rights to receive a verification statement in relation to registration events in respect of commercial property under section157 of the PPS Law.
19.9 The Owner and the Hirer agree not to disclose information of the kind that can be requested under section 275(1) of the PPS Law. The Hirer must do everything necessary on its part to ensure that section 275(6)(a) of the PPS Law continues to apply. The Agreement in this sub-clause is made solely for the purposes of allowing the Owner the benefit of section 275(6)(a) and the Owner shall not be liable to pay damages or any other compensation or be subject to injunction if the Owner breaches this sub-clause.
20 Security interests and sub-hire
20.1 The Hirer must not create, purport to create or permit to be created any ‘security interest’ (as defined in PPS Law) in the Equipment other than with the express written consent of the Owner.
20.2 The Hirer must not lease, hire, bail or give possession (‘sub-hire’) of the Equipment to anyone else unless the Owner (in its absolute discretion) first consents in writing. Any such sub-hire must be in writing in a form acceptable to the Owner and must be expressed to be subject to the rights of the Owner under this agreement.
20.3 The Hirer may not vary a sub-hire without the prior written consent of the Owner (in its absolute discretion).
20.4 The Hirer must ensure that the Owner is provided at all times with up-to-date information about the sub-hire including the identity of the sub-hirer, the terms of and state of accounts and payment under the sub-hire and the location and condition of the Equipment.
20.5 The Hirer must take all steps including registration under PPS Law as may be required to:
(a) ensure that any security interest arising under or in respect of the sub-hire is enforceable, perfected and otherwise effective under the PPS Law
(b) enabling the Hirer to gain (subject always to the rights of the Owner) first priority (or any other priority agreed to by the Owner in writing) for the security interest; and
(c) enabling the Owner and Hirer to exercise their respective rights in connection with the security interest.
20.6 The Owner may recover from the Hirer the cost of doing anything under this clause, including registration fees.
FAILURE TO RETURN THE SCHEDULED EQUIPMENT ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL DATE OF THE HIRE PERIOD NOMINATED IN THE SCHEDULE CAN BE CRIMINAL THEFT AND MAY BE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED TO POLICE