Terms & Conditions



The “owner” is the company (Acland Plant Hire ltd)


The “Hirer” is the customer, company, firm or person, corporation or public authority taking the “owners” plant on hire. “Plant” covers all classes of plant, machinery, equipment and accessories which the “owner” agrees to hire to the “hirer”. Including plant they own or have cross hired.

  • Machines are hired under P.A model conditions in conjunction with the following:
  • Delivery notes to be signed by an authorised person on If this is not possible we will take it that when ordering the machine that you have checked our hire conditions and you have agreed to abide by them. Use of “plant” will be deemed as acceptance of the “plant”, its condition & our hire conditions.
  • Insurance of all self-drive hired “plant” & equipment is the responsibility of the “hirer”’ your responsibility does not stop when you phone your off hire through it’s your responsibility until the “plant” & Equipment has been collected by Acland Plant Hire from site or returned to Acland Plant Hires yard.
  • Any damage to the “plant” will be charged if the “plant” has to be withdrawn from hire, the hire rate will continue until the “plant” is repaired or settlement of replacement value is received in full.
  • Retrieval of ”plant” from: wet ground, steep slopes, sea and accident damage will be charged to the “hirer”.
  • It is the “hirers” responsibility to check and maintain oil, water and fuel levels and tyre pressures, and grease the machine, please inform us on delivery if the grease gun is not present on the machine at the time of the delivery.
  • “Plant” requiring Adblue – it is the hirers responsibility to keep levels up and if Adblue is required this must be of a good quality and clean. Adblue can be purchased from Acland Plant Hire’s yard if necessary.
  • Punctures & tyre damage to “plant” on self-drive will be the responsibility of the “hirer” to get repaired or
  • Punctures and tyre damage on operated plant are the “hirers” responsibility to get repaired, we the “owner” will continue to charge the machine & operator hourS whilst this is being done.
  • On operated plant it is the “hirers” responsibility to locate, expose + protect any services, structures above and below the ground level before excavation can begin, no responsibility will be accepted by the “Owner”.
  • Off hires of “plant” needs to be phoned into the office before the hire is finished in order to obtain an off hire We do not take advance verbal off hires at the time of booking, as we waste too much lorry time going to collect machinery which has not been finished with.
  • All advice is given for guidance only, no responsibility or legal liability will be accepted by us it is the responsibility of the “hirers” to accept or reject or check the validity from other sources.
  • All weights and dimensions either quoted or obtained from our web page are for guidance only and are as accurate as possible but no guarantee can be offered regarding their accuracy.
  • Access to “plant” needs to be made possible at all reasonable times for us, or our fitters to check, carry our repairs or exchange “plant”
  • Self-drive “plant” hire can be charged on a daily or weekly basis and is based on a 10 hour working day during a calendar day. Hire period for weekly self-drive is based on 50 hours per week, which can be spread over 7 days, extra hours will be charged If the hire exceeds a week it will be based on additional weeks or additional days being charged at a percentage of the weekly rate (e.g. 1 extra day = 20% of the weekly rate). Basis of weekly charge is: 5 paid days followed continuously by 2 free days.
  • On self-drive hire, “plant” is to remain on the site address given to us, or that we have delivered to, we are to be notified if the “plant” is to be moved to a different location.
  • Containers purchased from Acland Plant Hire Ltd by all customers require payment in full prior to Goods remain the property of Acland

Acland Plant Hire Ltd until paid for in full.

  • Terms 28 days from invoice date for account holders or for non-account holders we will require payment in advance, accounts not used within the last 6 months will be asked for the payment in advance also. Accounts overdue will be charged at 2% per month or part of.
  • If debts/invoices are not paid we will instruct a solicitor and/or debt collector and all costs incurred will be added to your
  • We request that you the “hirer” or representative should be available on delivery and collection whilst delivery and collections of “plant” are being carried out, No responsibility will be accepted by us for any surfaces being travelled over or what is on or under them when getting in and out of the site, it is up to the “hirer” to protect and clear these Our driver will be working for you under your instruction and guidance, should you the “hirer” not be in attendance upon delivery or collection then all the above conditions still apply.
  • Acland Plant Hires vehicles or vehicles hired in to Acland plant hire being instructed off the public highway do so at the “hirers”
  • All our “plant” supplied runs on white diesel, regardless of your Any contamination caused whilst on hire to the “hirer” will incur charges to drain the system, flush through, fit new filters and refill the tank etc.
  • “Plant” is only to be operated by competent operators preferably P.C.S card holders or experienced operators with a responsible attitude to health & safety.
  • All “plant” is manually filled with fuel up into the filling pipe of the tank; we do not go by any gauges, as there can be a considerable difference between This needs to be the same when “plant” is returned into the yard, or the difference will be charged.
  • The “hirer” is responsible for the plant he/she hires, if he/she loans, does a favour or anything else he/she is still The machine when off hired will come back to our yard to be checked, it will not go from one hire to the next.
  • The “hirer” is to be indemnified fully and completely regards claims by anyone regarding injuries, death, loss, damage to property however caused and cost and charges arising from and in connection with the use of the “plant” whether or not arising under statute or common law or from negligence or breach of duty or wrongful act or omission of the “owner” or employees.
  • The “owner” shall not be liable for any consequential Liabilities losses claims or proceedings what so ever caused by or arising from late delivery, no delivery, unsuitability of “plant”, break downs or defect of “plant”.
  • Insurance: it is the “hires responsibility to insure all plant hired from Acland plant hire and 3rd party risk, a copy may be asked to be seen and photo copied for our records, we are to be informed immediately of any change in your insurance and if and when an incident occurs, if this does happen no admission of any liability for anything to be given.
  • If any conditions in law are deemed as invalid it will only invalidate that condition and all the others will still be
  • No alterations or additions are to be made to the “plant” whether temporary or
  • The “hirer” sends the “plant” out in good condition it does not guarantee that it is the correct “plant” for the
  • If the “plant” develops a fault of any type it is the duty of the “hirer” to inform the “Owner” of this and a fitter will be sent as soon as possible to fix or arrange replacement item of “plant” as soon as possible.
  • The “hirer” shall not remove, deface or cover up the “owners” name plate or mark on the “plant” that is hired under his / her
  • Sharpening of drills/steels : the cost of re-sharpening shall be borne to the “hirer”.
  • Bristle/brush wear on self-drive: the wear will be charged to the “hirer”.
  • “Plant” returned from hire in an excessively dirty condition e., mud, concrete etc. will be charged extra for cleaning. We ask all “plant” to be returned in the condition it was sent out in.
  • Transport to and from site of “plant” is not inclusive in the hire rate, but is available if required, but is
  • All prices quoted are in £ sterling and will be subject to vat at the current
  • The “Owner” Reserves the right to cease the hire and retrieve the plant at any time should the “owner” have reason
  • Operated plant: hours signed for will be the hours
  • Operated daily: hours charged will be inclusive of travelling to and from
  • Operated plant for more than a day: hours charged will be inclusive of travelling to and from On the first and last day.
  • All the above terms and conditions are not to be altered or over ridden by the “hirers” conditions in any