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Hire Agreement

Forkone (Vic) Pty Ltd rental agreement terms and conditions
DEFINITIONS
Owner is Forkone (Vic) Pty Ltd ( ABN 24 815 071 791)
Customer refers to the person, firm or corporation hiring the equipment from the Owner.
Equipment means all items as listed in the Equipment Schedule including accessories, parts and attachments supplied to and being hired by the Customer.
Casual term/period means a term/period with no fixed termination date.
Usage means the total hours or kilometres of use for which the hire rates have been calculated.

TERMS OF PAYMENT AND CHARGES
Hire is charged from the time the equipment is out of the possession of the Owner.
The Customer is bound by all of the Owners Terms and Conditions during the term/period of hire and until the equipment has arrived at the Owners premises for final inspection.
The Customer is responsible for transportation charges, tollway charges and any expense applicable to the Owner in delivering or picking up the equipment.
Where the Owner is responsible for delivery and/or pick up of the equipment, the Customer shall be liable for any additional charges incurred by the Owner or its servant(s) for locating the equipment and/or waiting for the equipment to be made available and it will not be responsible for any delays or failure to deliver due to causes beyond its control.
Payment in full for any hiring charges and other amounts payable is required in accordance with the Owner’s trading terms as stated on the Hire Schedule.
The Customer is responsible for all reasonable expenses including contingent expenses such as debt collection, commissions and legal costs (on a full indemnity basis) incurred by the Owner for enforcement of obligations and recovery of monies due from the customer to the Owner.
The Owner reserves the right to recover the equipment from the Customer, and invoke penalty when there is:
Continual breach of the trading terms and conditions of the Owner.
Excessive damage or undue wear and tear.
Continual misuse, abuse or negligent use of the equipment.
Any circumstance arising that may adversely affect the Owner and its rights under the provisions of these terms and conditions.
The Customer having a wind up petition presented against it, or be wound up, or go into voluntary liquidation, or commit an act of bankruptcy, or if a receiver of its assets or any of them is appointed or if it makes an assignment or compromise for the benefit of its creditors or if its business is placed under official management or if it ceases to carry on business.
If requested by the Owner, the Customer agrees to make Hire payments monthly in advance to the Owners Bank Account via direct bank debit.
In some instances, an insurance recovery charge is applicable to Forkone (Vic) Pty Ltd Hire Agreements. The Owners insurance recovery charge does not provide insurance to the Customer and will not limit the Customers’ responsibility to provide insurance cover over the equipment whilst out of the possession of the Owner.

SERVICING AND BREAKDOWNS
Unless otherwise stated, this Agreement covers all servicing, maintenance and breakdowns except where caused by misuse, abuse, negligence, undue wear and tear, use of the equipment beyond its capacity, use of the equipment for a purpose for which it was not designed, use of the equipment for a purpose not intended or agreed to by the Owner or use of the equipment in an environment not agreed to by the Owner.
Where the Customer has elected to use pneumatic tyres over solid puncture proof tyres, the Customer shall be responsible for any repairs due to blowouts and punctures.
The Owners’ normal hours of service are 7.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday excluding public holidays. An after-hours service is available at a minimum 4-hour call out fee charged at the Owners current hourly labour rate plus parts and other expenses that may be applicable. The Owner reserves the right to use contracted labour where deemed appropriate or applicable in relation to carrying out service and repair work to the equipment.
The Customer agrees to make the equipment immediately available to the Owner or its servant(s) for the purpose of conducting service or repairs as required.
Where the Customer’s site makes it difficult to locate equipment for service and/or repair, the Owner may request that all repairs and services be conducted in a predesignated area agreed to by the Customer. The Customer shall be responsible for ensuring the equipment is available in the designated area, and except where the equipment cannot be mobilized, be liable for any lost time incurred by the Owner or its servant(s) for locating the equipment or waiting for the equipment to become available.
Unless otherwise agreed to, replacement tyres are not included in the Hire Agreement.
In the event of a breakdown, the Customer must notify the Owner immediately. Such notification does not release the Customer from its responsibility to safeguard the equipment.
The Customer must not attempt to repair the equipment without the consent of the Owner.
If the equipment breaks down or becomes unsafe, the Customer must stop using the equipment immediately and take all necessary steps to prevent injury to any persons or property and secure the equipment from theft or vandalism, disconnect the battery and remove the key to avoid unauthorised use.
Failure to perform daily checks will result in the Customer being liable for any costs to make good the equipment if found to be caused from failure by the Customer to perform daily maintenance checks.
The Owner shall not be responsible for any injury, expenditure, and damage to property; loss of property or any inconvenience incurred by the Customer whatsoever arising from any breakdown or failure of the equipment.
Repairs required that are caused by misuse, abuse, negligence, undue wear and tear, use of the equipment beyond its capacity, use of the equipment for a purpose for which it was not designed, use of the equipment for a purpose not intended nor agreed to by the Owner, use of the equipment in an environment not intended nor agreed to by the Owner, will be charged to the Customer at the Owners current hourly labour rate plus parts and other expenses incurred in making good the equipment.

CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS. The Customer must:
Prior to use of the equipment determine its suitability for the purpose intended.
Use the equipment in a skilful and proper manner and only for the purpose as described in writing on the Hire Schedule by the Customer at the time of Hire.
Use the equipment within the capacity purpose for which it was designed acknowledging that the Owner cannot warrant any capacity implied or shown on the equipment.
Ensure a suitably certified or licensed operator operates the equipment at all times.
Ensure that all operators are trained in the daily check procedure of the equipment.
Ensure that all operators of the equipment perform daily checks in accordance with the manufacturer’s manual and/or as stated on any signage fixed to the equipment by the Owner. Failure to perform daily checks will result in the Customer being liable for any costs to make good the equipment if found to have been caused by failure to perform daily maintenance checks.
In the case of electric powered equipment fitted with traction batteries, ensure that each cell is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations ensuring the battery is not over/under filled and that the top of the battery is kept clean at all times.
Charge traction batteries in accordance with the recommendations of the Owner and/or Manufacturer of the battery acknowledging that improper charging procedures will cause damage to the battery for which the customer will be liable.
Attach to the equipment and maintain any safety signs supplied with the equipment and bring them to the attention of any person using the equipment ensuring that they are clearly legible at all times.
Ensure that all safety and operating instructions and notices are observed by the operator and not defaced or removed.
Ensure that all operators of the equipment wear suitable clothing and protective equipment (where applicable) as recommended by the manufacturer or the Owner.
Keep the equipment clean and free from chemicals and excessive dust or any substances that may cause corrosion and/or affect the performance or appearance of the equipment.
Accept full responsibility for flat or damaged tyres and/or wheels, bent or broken load guards, damage to fork tynes, broken lights and indicator lenses, damage to any other accessories or attachments fitted to the equipment including and not limited to damage to the chassis.
Clean the equipment thoroughly on completion of the Hire. The Owner will charge an additional fee for cleaning if the unit is returned in a state not equal to the state that it was delivered to the Customer.
Accept full responsibility for insuring the equipment and it’s safe-keeping and indemnify the Owner against all loss, theft or damage to the equipment however caused and without limiting the generality of the foregoing whether or not such loss, theft or damage is attributable to any negligence, failure or omission of the Customer.
Accept full responsibility and indemnify the Owner against all claims in respect to injury to persons or loss or damage to property arising out of the delivery, servicing, storage, possession or use of the equipment during the Hire period however arising whether from negligence of the Customer or the Owner or otherwise without limiting the generality of the foregoing whether or not the equipment was being operated by a servant(s) of the Owner or any other person for whose acts the Owner might be or is held to be responsible in connection with the operation of the equipment.
Not be entitled to claim any lien over the equipment nor sell, transfer, mortgage, charge or encumber in any way the equipment nor, without the Owners express written consent, part with the possession of the equipment nor assign the benefit of the Hire Agreement.
Not be entitled to move the equipment from the site from which it was Hired and delivered without express written approval from the Owner.
Not alter, make any addition to, deface or erase any identifying mark, plate or number on or in the equipment or in any other manner that would interfere with the equipment.
On request of the Owner supply written evidence of current plant and equipment insurance covering the equipment being hired from the Owner, indemnifying the Owner against all claims in respect to injury to persons, loss or damage to property arising out of the delivery, servicing, storage, possession or use of the equipment during the Hire period however arising whether from negligence of the Customer or the Owner or otherwise without limiting the generality of the foregoing whether or not the equipment was being operated by a servant(s) of the Owner or any other person for whose acts the Owner might be or is held to be responsible in connection with the operation of the equipment.
Comply with all environmental laws and immediately rectify any breach of an environmental law caused by the use of the equipment. The Customer indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the Owner against any loss, cost, damage or expense arising from the use of the equipment in breach of any environmental law.
Allow the Owner immediate access to inspect and/or service and repair the equipment during the Hire period and permit or procure admission for the representatives of the Owner to the premises upon which the equipment is situated for that purpose and make available an area for the Owner or its servant(s) that is safe, away from other mobile plant and under cover in the case of inclement weather.
Promptly pay any fines, penalties and other chargers, including cost for providing registered equipment, arising out of the use of the equipment and must reimburse the Owner where the Owner has made such payment.
Supply a written purchase order stating all the details of the Customer including ABN, delivery, site contact for service and invoicing details.

TERMINATION OF HIRE
This agreement will remain in effect for the entire agreed term/period of Hire and may not be terminated by the Customer until the term/period of Hire has expired.
The Owner shall have the right to terminate the Hire Agreement in the event of continual breach of the Owners trading terms and conditions.
Without prejudice to any other remedies available to the Owner, the Owner may terminate this Hire Agreement:
At any time giving the Customer 24 hours’ notice of its intention to so terminate. Such termination to be effective as of the expiry of 24 hours or as agreed under the Hire contract.
Without notice, if the Customer shall commit any breach of the Hire Agreement or, do or permit to be done any act or thing whereby the Owners rights in or to the equipment may be prejudiced, or have a wind up petition presented against it, or be wound up, or go into voluntary liquidation, or commit an act of bankruptcy, or if a receiver of its assets or any of them is appointed or if it makes an assignment or compromise for the benefit of its creditors or if its business is placed under official management or if it ceases to carry on business.
Upon termination of this Hire Agreement the Owner shall be entitled to take possession of the equipment and for this purpose, the Customer irrevocably appoints the Owner as its agent and authorises the Owner to enter on any land or premises owned by or under the control of the Customer upon which the equipment is then situated and agrees to indemnify the Owner in respect of any claims, damages and expenses arising out of any action taken under this condition.

PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITIES ACT 2009 (“PPSA”)
Defined terms in this clause have the same meaning as given to them in the PPSA.
The Company and the Customer acknowledge that this agreement creates a Security Interest under the PPSA and gives rise to a Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI) in favour of the Company over the equipment supplied on hire to the Customer, as Grantor, pursuant to this agreement.
The equipment supplied or to be supplied under this agreement falls within the PPSA classification of “Other Goods” or “Motor Vehicles” hired by the Customer pursuant to the agreement.
The Company and the Customer acknowledge that the Company, as secured party, is entitled to register its security interest in the goods supplied or to be supplied to the Customer on hire under this rental agreement on the PPSA Register as collateral.
To the extent permissible at law, the Customer:
Waives its right to receive notification of or a copy of any Verification Statement confirming registration of a Financing Statement or a Financing Change Statement relating to a Security Interest granted by the Customer, as Grantor, to the Company.
Agrees to indemnify the Company on demand for all costs and expenses, including legal costs and expenses on a solicitor/client basis, associated with the registration or amendment or discharge of any Financing Statement registered by or on behalf of the Company and enforcement or attempted enforcement of any Security Interest granted to the Company by the Customer.
The Company and Customer acknowledge that for the purpose of section 109(1) of the PPSA this rental agreement does not secure payment or performance of an obligation, however, if Chapter 4 of the PPSA does apply to the enforcement of a security interest arising under this rental agreement, the Customer agrees to the extent permissible at law that nothing in sections 130 and 143 of the PPSA will apply to this agreement or the security under this agreement and to waive its right to do any of the following under the PPSA.
Receive notice of removal of an Accession under section 95.
Receive notice of an intention to seize Collateral under section 123
Object to the purchase of the Collateral by the secured party under section 129
Receive notice of disposal of Collateral under section 130
Receive a statement of account if there is no disposal under section 130(4)
Receive a statement of account under section 132(3) (d) following a disposal showing the amount paid to other Secured Parties and whether Security Interests held by other Secured Parties have been discharged.
Receive notice of retention of Collateral under section 135.
Redeem the Collateral under section 142.
Reinstate the Security Agreement under section 143.

EXCLUSION OF CONDITIONS OR WARRANTIES
a) To the full extent permitted by law the Owner excludes all implied terms and conditions and warranties including, without limitation, terms, conditions and warranties implied by Commonwealth and State Legislation.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
a) The Owner and the Customer agree that in the event of the Customer suffering any loss, damage or claim howsoever as a result of hiring the equipment, including without limitation in respect of delay or inconvenience arising out of any breakdown, failure or defect in the equipment, the liability of the Owner is limited to the repair or replacement of the equipment and is not to include any economic or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever.

MISCELLANEOUS
The person signing the Hire Agreement for and on behalf of the Customer hereby covenants with the Owner that he or she has the authority of the Customer to make this Agreement on the Customers behalf and is empowered by the Customer to bind the Customer to the Agreement and hereby indemnifies the Owner against any losses and costs incurred by the Owner arising out of a person so signing this Agreement not in fact having such power or authority.
Termination of the Agreement will not affect any of the conditions that are expressed or implied to operate or have affect after termination.
Time is to be the essence of all obligations of the Customer in these conditions.
If any of the conditions of Hire are found to be void, voidable or unenforceable the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired.
The laws of the state in Victoria govern this Agreement.

Privacy Policy 

Fork One is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.forkone.com.au, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

Fork One will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We  will  take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

1/66 Peet Street, Pakenham 3810

info@forkone.com.au

1800 FORKONE