- Hire periods
All dry hired equipment must be returned or made available for collection at or before the time agreed. For each day or part day it remains outstanding the Hirer will be charged the daily hire rate for each outstanding item or the total of consequential losses attributable to its late return.
- Hire fees for dry hire equipment including deposits must be made in full at or before the time any equipment is received by the Hirer by cash, credit/debit card or bank transfer only.
- Invoiced clients (must be pre-approved by us first) will need to clear
outstanding fees within 7 days of the invoice date. Late payments will incur
daily late payment penalties of 5% of the outstanding sum for a maximum of 31 days. After 31 days from the invoice date, if it remains unpaid and outstanding beyond this time, proceedings to make a court claim against the Hirer will be made.
- Cheque payments are not a preferred method for payment for hire customers and is currently only available if pre-approved by us.
- The full amount of any deposits that are paid are non-refundable if any item is lost, stolen or damaged (Please see 10).
- Identification must be provided by the Hirer when dry hiring equipment. I.D will be retained or copy taken by us until the return of all equipment. Exceptions may include where equipment is delivered to a Hirer’s home address, council authorities,
company representatives and previous known clients. (If I.D or Credit card is not made available. equipment may not be dry hired). Any or all deposits are taken at our discretion and we reserve the right to ask for a full deposit to the value of the goods, the Hirer must have substantial insurance in place to cover the full cost of any loss or damage to the equipment while on hire or whilst being transported.
All equipment remains the property of Onshore AV, any Hirer cannot export, sell, lease, lend, sub-hire, modify (speaker drivers are checked) or dispose of any equipment. Furthermore, the location of all equipment must always be made known to us.
- Cancellation of an agreed hiring
- Where we receive less than 14 days notice of cancellation, you are liable to pay the full amount of the agreed hire fee.
- Where we receive more than 14 days but less than 31 days notice of cancellation; you are liable to pay 75% of the agreed hire fee.
- PLEASE NOTE we do not issue refunds under any circumstances and all payments should be made knowing that these are non-refundable. We have never cancelled or failed to turn up for an event we have been engaged for. In an event that we cannot fulfil an engagement, our liability is limited to the cost of alternative hire; subject to a maximum of the fee we have agreed with you. We will not be liable to you for any other direct or consequential losses. Our liability is also limited by giving you notice, in the same proportion and applying the same periods we apply to your liability to us (Please see 6 below), and by force majeure.
- Force majeure
We will not be liable for any failure to supply a product or service where that
failure is wholly caused by an event beyond our control that we could not reasonably anticipate, forestall or prevent. This may include (but is not limited to) acts of war, terrorism, extreme weather conditions, or natural disasters. Where any public authority advises that only essential journeys should be undertaken, any product or service we supply shall not be considered essential.
- Condition of equipment
We check the condition and operation of all equipment before it leaves us. The equipment will be provided in full working order, as detailed on the hire sheet
and in good physical condition. On accepting delivery, you agree that it is in
good condition and fully operational. Any discrepancies or faults must be reported within 2 hours of receipt of the equipment hired by calling the company
mobile number 07585 002490. You will need to speak to us and explain what the faults are, you may leave a voicemail if you have made many attempts to communicate with us, but emails, text messages and landline phone calls are not accepted when reporting any faults. We reserve the right to substitute your hire item(s) & provide you with a like-for- like exchange should your product be faulty or not available.
- Use of equipment
It is the Hirer’s responsibility to ensure equipment is suitable for the purpose intended and is used safely and legally. Anyone appointed to operate or supervise equipment must be competent to do so (and received appropriate training where required). Equipment may only be used within manufacturer guidelines. Any misuse of equipment entitles us to its immediate recovery without notice or penalty and may result in further action by us if it has been tampered with or damaged.
Equipment may only be used outside when under suitable cover and must not be used when wet. Failure to cooperate with these terms will lead to the Hirer being responsible for any loss or damage caused (Please see 8.1; 10).
Once the hire equipment is delivered and set-up by an Onshore AV member of staff, under no circumstances must the equipment be moved or carried around. Failure to cooperate with these terms will lead to the Hirer being responsible for any loss or damage caused (Please see 8.1; 10).
Any instruction to “turn down” or “turn off” given by an authority (i.e. police or local council representative) must be followed immediately and maintained. The Hirer will be liable for any consequential losses due as a result of failing to observe such instructions given by appointed authorities.
8.1 Responsibility of equipment
Onshore AV cannot take any responsibility for any injuries to personnel or damage to property sustained as a result of use of dry-hired equipment or other persons moving equipment that has been set up by a Onshore AV member of staff. Equipment hired will be at the Hirer’s risk during the hire period and the Hirer will be responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused. The Hirer undertakes therefore to insure all hired equipment for the full replacement value.
Onshore AV has the right to terminate a job on site or on collection of a hire if they feel that it breeches with any health and safety, and services will be withdrawn without a refund.
- Service and repair
No service or repair is to be attempted with the exception for serviceable fuses and lamps. User-replaceable parts (fuses or lamps) may be replaced with manufacturer specified parts. The removal of panels or panel screws invalidates manufacturer’s warranty and the Hirer is liable for the full cost of replacing equipment where evidence of such is found.
- Lost or damaged equipment
Unless it arises from our own actions of negligence, a Hirer is liable to us for the whole costs and we will charge up to the full replacement value and any consequential losses, due as a result of damage, theft or loss that occurs during the period of hire (including that resulting from any third party’s use of our equipment). All prepaid deposits will also be forfeited. If no deposit has been made, you are agreeing and giving us the full entitled right to debit or charge any debit or credit card which has been used to make payment upon hire. Where hired equipment is returned “non working” damaged / faulty or broken in any way we reserve the right to charge debit or credit cards up to 14 days after the date of hire to give time to eliminate whether it was due to malfunction of the equipment or misuse by the Hirer.
- Equipment failure
All equipment hired from us is tested to be electrically safe and is fully operational, it is of a professional standard and is kept maintained. Catastrophic failure is unusual and unlikely, however we cannot accept liability for any direct or consequential losses arising from equipment failure which is beyond our control. Any discrepancies or faults must be reported within 2 hours of receipt of the hired equipment by calling the company mobile number 07585 002490. Please read “7. Condition of equipment” for more information.
- Electricity supply
Generators of any sort must NOT be used to supply electrical power to any item of our equipment without our expressed permission. The unauthorized use of any generator entitles us to its immediate recovery without notice or penalty, and will result in further action by us if damage is caused due to the use of a generator that has provided an inadequate power supply. All of our hire equipment needs a 240v / GHz within +5% or -5% of that value (Please see 10 above)
- Equipment dimensions
All equipment dimensions & weights are available upon request. If you are unsure about the equipment you intend to hire and you’re worried about the hire items not fitting into your car, van. truck or other means of transport, please contact us before hand and we will be able to give you the dimensions & weights.
PLEASE NOTE: When making payment you are agreeing and entering into this contract you also agree to comply with all of our terms set out above we do not require your signature only payment but you may be asked to sign a copy if you are collecting or we are delivering the equipment. If you are unsure about any of the above or have any questions please contact us before making any payments, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). We collect information about you to provide you with the best possible Information and service, we will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent.