Rental Group Crane AS (RGC)
Company ID: 915 051 847
Terms and conditions of rental for tower and self-erecting cranes as of 1 March 2020 (23 items)
Rental terms and conditions
These terms and conditions of rental govern the rental of tower cranes and associated equipment from Rental Group Crane AS (RGC), and apply unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties. All prices are stated exclusive of Value Added Tax.
The rental term is agreed in writing, if possible 60 days before assembly. On cancellation of the contract the customer will be charged two months’ rental charge. If the rental inception is postponed, the rental charge will nonetheless be payable from the agreed inception date. Changes to the rental term shall be agreed in writing between the parties, and no later than four weeks before the original end date. The rental term for the crane starts when the crane arrives in the customer’s area, and runs until the crane is transported away from the customer’s area, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
RGC accepts no liability for the information provided to the customer in the technical data sheets. The order confirmation is governing for the agreement.
The offer to rent the crane is to be considered guiding, until a written order confirmation has been signed by both parties.
RGC’s rental charges are based on normal working hours, eight hours per day, 40 hours per week. For any use outside normal working hours, prices are agreed in each individual case. Assembly and dismantling of cranes, and servicing work, are based on daytime work on weekdays, unless otherwise specifically agreed between the parties.
Faults or defects on assembly
Any faults or defects shall be reported in writing within two days’ operation of the crane in question. If RGC has not received such written communication, RGC considers the rental object to be free from faults on handover from the assembly manager.
If conditions relating to this agreement change and these are not fulfilled by the customer, RGC can additionally invoice all extra costs incurred, such as those due to changed heights of lift, foundation issues, start-up times and rigging issues.
Terms of payment
The rental charge is invoiced in advance on the first day of each month and is due for payment after 30 days. In the event of late payment, interest accrues in accordance with the Norwegian Interest on Overdue Payments Act.
Cranes may only be sublet with the written agreement of RGC.
Assembly/dismantling is governed in the order confirmation. Assembly/dismantling is invoiced independently of the rental charge invoice, immediately after completion of assembly/dismantling. With a fixed price for assembly/dismantling, 50 per cent is invoiced on assembly, and the remaining 50 per cent on dismantling. RGC is not liable for delays as a result of interruptions in assembly/dismantling caused by wind conditions.
Transport is governed in the order confirmation, if applicable included in the fixed price for assembly/dismantling.
The customer is responsible for ensuring that the ground conditions are satisfactory and provide the necessary load carrying capacity, for both the tower crane and the mobile crane used for assembly/dismantling. Foundation loads are stated by RGC for the crane set-up in question. A foundation confirmation signed by the customer shall be available three days before the start of assembly.
The customer is responsible for procuring the necessary power for the crane, and connection/disconnection. The necessary voltage and power requirement are specified in the order confirmation. Earthing must be provided for the crane and connected to the crane foot by the customer.
Needs for extra equipment not specified in the order confirmation shall be ordered in writing and the prices shall be agreed prior to delivery.
The customer shall ensure access for the mobile crane and transport to the crane foundations. A base layer that will support 12 tonnes’ axle load is required. It must also be documented that the ground conditions can withstand the stated outrigger pressure for the mobile crane. Access to the crane foundations must be maintained throughout the construction period so that equipment can be brought in if there is a need for repairs during the rental term. Costs relating to closing of roads, new signage etc. during assembly/dismantling are charged to the customer.
The customer’s use of the crane
The crane shall only be used for what it is designed for, and in accordance with the operational regulations of the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. This must be aligned with RGC’s requirements for operation and maintenance. Documented training on use and maintenance of the crane is given in connection with handover. Any additional training is invoiced based on time spent.
The customer is responsible for daily inspection and maintenance. Daily lubrication and maintenance are described in the supplied instruction manual.
A log book for use of the crane, including a servicing log, is supplied by RGC, and filled in by the customer. The logbook shall be available for inspection during the rental term and returned after the end of the rental term.
The customer is responsible for damage and wear and tear attributable to improper use, inadequate maintenance, or irresponsibility. The customer will be charged costs that arise in this connection, in accordance with RGC’s price list and itemised costs.
The customer shall ensure that the crane cabin has been tidied and cleaned when the crane is returned. RGC documents quality on delivery. If there are non-conformances on return, repairs/cleaning will be invoiced separately.
Owner manuals that are supplied with the crane shall be returned together with the crane. If these are not present on return, RGC will invoice the cost of obtaining new manuals.
RGC delivers the crane with final certification and inspected in accordance with the authorities’ regulations.
RGC has the following insurance cover:
Liability insurance that covers legal liability for damages in respect of its activities as supplier, RGC and assembler of the equipment. RGC’s liability is capped at 150 G (G = the basic amount under the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme).
Occupational injury insurance in accordance with Norwegian law for own personnel.
Property insurance for the rental object that covers damage incurred by the rental object until the crane has been fully assembled at the agreed site (inception of the rental term).
RGC shall as a minimum have the following insurance cover:
General liability insurance for the business operations that are carried out and which includes “use of cranes”.
Occupational injury insurance in accordance with Norwegian law for own personnel and operators of the rental object.
Property insurance on all-risk terms that shall cover all damage (external and internal) incurred by the rental object/crane and which arises and can be attributed to an incident during the rental term.
RGC is under no circumstances liable for consequential damage in the event of breakdown. This also applies even if the cause can be attributed to RGC.
The customer’s liability
The customer is liable for all damage that arises during the rental term and through use of the rental object. This applies to physical damage to the rental object, injuries to third parties and damage to materials that are lifted or conveyed by the rental object.
Ownership of the crane
The object is rented to RGC and is the property of the rental company (RC). This agreement is to be considered a subrent. If RC cancels the rental agreement with RGC, RC has the right to cancel this agreement, and in this connection to demand that the equipment be delivered to RC or a party assigned by RC. Alternatively, RC has the right to take over RGC’s rights in accordance with the agreement. In such case, RC does not take over any of RGC’s obligations under the agreement. Any objections or claims etc. the customer may have under the agreement, or in any other way against RGC under the agreement, may not be invoked against RC.