Terms & Conditions Of Rental

Terms and Conditions for Rental of Equipment

The lessor is PM Audio Visual CC t/a FireHire South Africa.
The lessee is as described on the face of this agreement and is referred to as “The Hirer”. The hirer certifies that all the personal details supplied are true and correct.

The lessor lets to the hirer who hires from the lessor the equipment described on the face of this agreement on the terms set out on the face of this agreement and here under.
The equipment shall at all times remain the sole property of Fire Hire and is never sold.

On booking, the hirer shall pay to the lessor a non-refundable deposit indicated on the face of this agreement, which is part of the rental to secure the agreement.

The hirer shall pay to the lessor rental and incidental charges (sundry charges and collection or delivery charges as the case may be) indicated on the face of this agreement, prior to the hirer collecting the equipment or prior to the lessor delivering the equipment, as the case may be.

The hirer acknowledges that the hirer is aware of the purpose for which the equipment was designed for and is aware of all safety procedures required by any lawful authority relating to the use of such equipment and further acknowledges that the equipment is used and operated solely by the hirer and that the effectiveness of what the hirer intended the equipment to be used for is entirely the hirers responsibility. Further more no responsibility will be taken for the failure or success of an event where the equipment is used. All planning and correct usage of the equipment is the hirer’s responsibility.

No children or other persons shall be allowed to operate the equipment.
No foreign objects, to be placed on the equipment. The equipment shall not be erected or used near the vicinity of water.
No rechargeable batteries or batteries not approved by Fire Hire will be allowed in any radio microphones or other equipment.
No food or drink shall be consumed by the operator while using the equipment.
The hirer shall take care that access to any; cables or electrical connections are restricted.
The equipment shall be mounted on a flat surface, and out of the vicinity of dangerous objects.
The hirer shall provide for electrical equipment a 220volt 15amp dedicated power supply, protected by a working earth leakage system to power the unit.
All hire equipment, unit cables and electrical connections must remain dry at all times
The hirer shall under no circumstances attempt to repair, modify or alter any equipment, including units with a cable or electrical connection or any other equipment should it appear that these items are inoperative and in such an event the hirer shall contact the lessor for assistance.
The hirer shall only use the equipment at the address as it appears on the face of this agreement.
The hirer shall exercise due and proper care at all times of the equipment before returning to the lessor.
The hirer should, inform the lessor of any damage caused to the equipment on the day of collection.
Any damages caused to any of the equipment listed on the face of this agreement, shall be the full responsibility of the hirer to pay for all repairs or total replacement costs of the equipment hired.

The hirer acknowledges that the lessor has fully explained the procedure to be adopted in erecting, operating and using the equipment and that the hirer knows and fully understands the procedures. No responsibility will be taken for the incorrect usage of the equipment, which could hamper the success of an event or function.

The hirer acknowledges that all equipment must be returned in a satisfactory condition by the time specified on the face of this agreement and that failure to return all equipment timeously will result in the lessor being unable to conclude rental agreements with other potential hirers for the lease period or periods (as the case may be) commencing after the time specified on the face of this agreement.
The hirer agrees to compensate and pay the lessor for any loss of business in the event of the equipment being returned after the specified time as well as if the equipment in a defective or damaged condition, by paying to the lessor an amount which would be recovered over the next lease period or further periods as the case may be.
The lessor reserves the right to recover the cost of all repairs to the equipment.
The lessor reserves the right to recover from the hirer, the full current replacement price of any equipment, which may be lost or stolen while in the hirers possession. Furthermore it is the hirer’s responsibility for the safe keeping and safety of the equipment while in their care.

The hirer shall use the equipment at the hirer’s own risk and shall at all times exercise constant supervision over the use of the equipment.
The hirer indemnifies the lessor and the lessor’s servants or against all claims of whatever nature by any person arising from the use of the equipment during the lease period.

If the hirer fails to comply with any terms of this agreement the lessor, shall not excluding the remedies which the lessor has in terms of clause 7 of this agreement, have the right to forthwith cancel this agreement and recover possession of the equipment without prejudice to any claim for damages which the lessor may have suffered by reason of the hirers breach of contract.

The hirer shall not sub-lease the equipment without the written consent of the lessor.

The hirer acknowledges that the equipment was inspected and that it is fit for the purpose for which it is let.

This agreement constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and no representations, warranties or other terms of whatever nature not contained in this agreement have been made or agreed to.

No relaxation or indulgence granted by the lessor to the hirer shall in any way prejudice the lessor or be deemed to be a waiver of the lessor’s rights in terms or this agreement.

The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court in respect of any legal proceedings arising out of this agreement.

The hirer agrees to pay the lessor’s costs on the scale as between attorney and client in the event of the lessor instituting action against the hirer as a consequence of the hirer’s breach of this agreement

The hirer selects the address appearing on the face of this agreement as the address at which all notices and legal process can be served.