Terms and conditions - Hire

Universal Safety Ltd
Terms and Condition for Hire Of Safety Equipment
Operative Part:
1. Hire of plant and equipment
The hiring of the equipment will commence from the commencement date specified in the schedule and continue for the term specified in the schedule.
The hirer is entitled to use the equipment for the hire period and for any agreed extension of the period.
The hirer agrees to return the goods to the address of the owner on or before the end of the hire period as outlined in the schedule
The owner will not refund any hire charge monies if the hirer elects to return the equipment prior to the end of the hire period, regardless of reason.
2. Payment for rental
The hirer agrees to pay the owner the hire fee specified in the schedule for the equipment for the hire period, which includes any applicable VAT, if a hire charge is applicable.
The hire fee must be paid to the owner prior to or on the commencement date of the hire period.
3. Use, operation and maintenance
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.
3.1 The equipment shall not be used by anyone other than the hirer without the express permission of the owner
3.2 The hirer agrees to operate, maintain and store the equipment strictly in accordance with any instruction provided by the owner, with due care and diligence, only for its intended use and in accordance with any manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations whether supplied by the owner or posted on the equipment as to the operations, maintenance and storage thereof.
3.3 The hirer agrees to comply with all occupational health and safety laws relating to the use of the equipment and related operations.
The hirer shall ensure the equipment is returned to the owner clean and undamaged. In the event that these requirements are not complied with, the hirer shall pay the owner the reasonable costs of cleaning & repair in complying with these requirements.
3.4 Should the equipment for any reason be deployed during the hire period, the hirer shall take full responsibility for return of the equipment to the depot of the hirer. The service, repair and repacking will be completed by the hirer only. The hirer shall pay the owner the standard service costs incurred.
4. Hirer’s warranties
4.1. The hirer warrants that:
4.1.1. the equipment will be used in accordance with the conditions outlined in the schedule;
4.1.2. the particulars in the schedule are correct in every respect and are not misleading in any way including, without limitation, by omission;
4.1.3. the equipment will not be used for any illegal purpose;
4.1.4. the hirer will not, without prior written consent of the owner, modify,
or permit any modification of, the equipment in any way; and
4.1.5. the hirer agrees that the equipment complies with its description, is
in merchantable condition and is fit for the hirer’s purpose.
5. Indemnity
5.1. 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
6. Loss, damage or breakdown of plant and equipment
6.1. The hirer will be responsible for any loss of or damage to the equipment
irrespective of how the loss or damage occurred during the hire period.
7. Insurance
7.1. The hirer will be responsible maintain any insurance policies in respect of the
equipment to its full insurable value.
8. Liability
8.1. 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 or storage of the equipment.
9. Disclaimer
9.1. 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.
10. Title to goods
10.1. 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 does not have any right to pledge the owner’s credit in connection with
the goods and agrees not to do so.
10.2. The hirer agrees not to agree, offer or purport to sell, assign, lend, pledge,
mortgage or hire or otherwise part with or attempt to part with personal
possession or otherwise not to deal with the equipment and not to conceal or
alter the goods or make any addition or alteration to, or repair of, the
11. Repossession
11.1. The owner may retake possession of the equipment if the hirer breaches any
provision of this agreement, notwithstanding anything else herein contained.
11.2. If repossession takes place, the owner shall only charge the hire fee up to
and including the time of repossession.
12. Completion of the hire period
12.1. The hire period is completed when the equipment has been returned to the
12.1.1. in the same condition as when it was hired; and
12.1.2. on or by the date and time outlined in the schedule.
13. Non-merger
13.1. 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.
14. Severance
14.1. 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.
15. Governing law
15.1. This Agreement is governed by the laws of United Kingdom. Each party
submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction
there in connection with matters concerning this Agreement.
16. Interpretation
16.1. In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
16.1.1. A reference to the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
16.1.2. A reference to any party to this Agreement includes the party’s
executors, administrators, successors or permitted assigns, and
where applicable, its servants and agents;
16.1.3. A reference to an individual shall include corporations and vice versa;
16.1.4. If a word or expression is defined, its other grammatical forms have
a corresponding meaning.
16.2. In this Agreement, headings are for convenience only and do not affect

Additional Information

Please contact the team on 023 8140 1111 or by emailing - hire @universalsafety.co.uk for further information or to make a booking.

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Universal Safety Ltd
Unit 3-4
Midas Business Park
Coal Park Lane
SO31 7GW

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Mon to Fri-0800-1700
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Universal Safety Ltd

Unit 3-4
Midas Business Park
Coal Park Lane
SO31 7GW

Opening times:

Mon to Fri - 0800-1700
Sat - Closed
Sun - Closed

Sales - 023 8140 1111 Workshop - 023 8140 1112 Accounts - 023 8140 1113

Technical advice or if you have a raft in for service

Commercial or leisure liferaft hire:
hire@ universalsafety.co.uk

Sales and to book a service slot:
service@ universalsafety.co.uk

Accounts payable/receivable:
accounts@ universalsafety.co.uk

Aviation liferaft and lifejacket servicing:
aviation@ universalsafety.co.uk

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