Conditions of Hire and Sale


The Contract is for the hire of items and accessories (“Equipment”) detailed in the Contract, and the parties to the Contract are:
  1. The person, firm, company or other organisation hiring the Equipment (“Hirer”).
​Any condition deemed invalid will not affect other conditions.

Ownership of Equipment and Goods

Equipment hired remains the property of WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM at all times. Ownership of Goods purchased transfers only when full payment is received by WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM.

One Call Conditions

When WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM acts as managing agent for the sourcing of Equipment specific conditions may apply. The Hirer will be advised prior to Contract commencement and those conditions will apply concurrently with these conditions.

Hire Charges

Basis of charging

The stated hire charges in the Contract are for the duration of the Contract and include Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. The amount of any deposit or charges are detailed in the Contract and are based on the current prices of WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM.

Transport Costs

Delivery and collections including attempted calls are chargeable. If Equipment is not available or only partially available for collection then the Hirer will be charged for each journey.


Deposits are set by WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM at amounts reasonably required and will be offset against any monies due. Where a Deposit is required for the Equipment it must be paid by the Hirer before the hire period ends. Deposit balances are refunded upon return to the Hirer of the Equipment in good condition. Balances of deposits paid by cheque will be refunded by cheque or BACS transmission within 7 business days.

Cleaning and Damage

The Hirer will pay for required cleaning, breakages and damage repair.

Cancellation Policy

Extent of Contract and Cancellation

The Contract is not assignable and is effective when WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM accepts the Hirer’s detailed order. WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM reserves the right to charge for cancellation. Hires to individuals or partnerships of individuals (or other unincorporated body of individuals) shall not be for a period in excess of three months unless otherwise agreed in writing by both parties; the Hirer in these circumstances must return the Equipment before the last day of the three month period.


WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM may terminate the Contract and repossess Equipment without affecting any rights to recover monies due, damages for breach of contract or other remedies where the Hirer is in breach or is involved in insolvency or liquidation proceedings.

Payment Terms

Payment Terms

If WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM has granted a credit account to the Hirer then payment of any charges or any other sums due under the Contract, including VAT, shall be made in full cleared funds within 7 business days following the date of the invoice. Where a credit account has not been granted then payment of any charges or any other sums due under the Contract shall be made with the Hirer’s order for the Equipment or Goods. Payment by the Hirer on time under the Contract is an essential condition of the Contract. Payment shall not be deemed to have been made until WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM has received cleared funds or cash.

Invoice Queries

The Hirer should notify WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM of any queries concerning invoices in writing within 7 days of the invoice date. WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM will not grant an extension to credit account payment terms for unresolved invoice queries that have been notified after 14 days have elapsed from the invoice date.

Overdue Accounts

Should any portion of an account fall overdue then the total account will become due on demand. The Hirer will be liable for reasonable legal charges incurred by WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM in the recovery of amounts due, Equipment and/or Goods. In addition WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM may charge interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1988 at Bank of England base rate plus 10{e20f6fdf490802d0163671d51747318509d91bef738d0b942c42e6ae95b4ac92} and/or may suspend further services to the Hirer.

Credit Limits

Where WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM has granted a credit account to the Hirer, WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM may set a reasonable credit limit. WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM reserve the right to terminate or suspend the Contract if allowing it to continue would result in the Hirer exceeding his credit limit or the Hirer has already exceeded his credit limit.

Hirer’s Responsibility

Inspection and receipt of Equipment and Goods

The Hirer will sign to acknowledge receipt at delivery/handover. Shortages must be agreed and noted on the Contract/delivery document. Equipment defects should be reported to WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM immediately by telephone.

Safe use of Equipment and breakdown procedure

The Hirer is responsible for the safe and correct operation of Equipment by competent persons not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and for its constant supervision within the range of children. The Hirer will immediately notify WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM of any Equipment breakdown or shortcoming without attempt at repair. The Hirer will ensure any non- WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM Equipment used in conjunction with or attached to Equipment also conforms to safety requirements.

Delivery/Collection of Equipment and Goods

The Hirer will provide adequate delivery and collection access. Equipment transported in the Hirer’s own vehicle is at the Hirer’s risk.

Return or Collection of Equipment

The Hirer may arrange for the return or collection of Equipment with WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM during normal business hours unless otherwise agreed. The Hirer will remain liable for ongoing hire charges until such Equipment has been returned. When the Hirer requests collection of Equipment the Hirer will remain responsible for the Equipment, and in particular its security, until actual collection.

Security of Equipment

The Hirer accepts responsibility for Equipment security until its collection by or return to WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM and undertakes not to sell or relinquish possession, alter, repair or modify it in any way.

Lost or stolen Equipment

The Hirer agrees to insure Equipment on a full replacement basis against the risks of loss, theft and damage beyond economic repair and on demand to pay to WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM any insurance claim proceeds. This liability is without prejudice to anyWWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM rights under the Contract. Replacement equipment purchased with insurance claim proceeds must be of the same standard or better and is the property of WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM.


Hire rates

WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM will maintain the agreed hire rates for the duration of the Contract.

Delivery and collection

Following the Hirer’s request, WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM will endeavour to deliver or collect Equipment during the next business day, wherever possible.

Safety and operating instructions

WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM will NOT provide instruction for the safe and correct operation of Equipment. The use of the Equipment is in entirely at the risk of the Hirer and WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injuries caused whilst using our equipment.

Limitation of liability

The liability of WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM for claims made by the Hirer does not extend to any unforeseeable financial loss caused by late or non-delivery of Equipment and/or Goods, unsuitability, breakdown, stoppage or lawful repossession.

Testing and inspection of Equipment

WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM will inspect Equipment and test where appropriate in accordance with relevant statutory requirements and if Equipment needs to be recovered from the Hirer for such purposes WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM will substitute items of similar (or better if similar is not available) specification. Although testing and inspecting of equipment may be carried out, WWW.CRASHMATSFORHIRE.COM accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injuries caused whilst using our equipment.