Question: My company rents tents and inflatables. Given the continued rise in the number and severity of weather-related events, I’m…
Because of the role your rental contract plays in your business, there always are questions regarding how it can best protect your business. That was evident from the many questions asked by rental operators who participated in January’s “Rental Contracts:
Question: When it comes to aerial work platforms (AWPs), what’s the difference between “familiarization” and “training” and what should I…
You can’t move forward without a sound rental contract that protects you and your business. According to ARA’s Business Management: Contracts and Legal Guidelines, written by attorney James Waite, the purpose of the contract is to:
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Whose responsibility is it to create emergency evacuation plans for tents? In the past, this responsibility has typically fallen on the event planner or equipment lessee (customer). Fortunately for rental operators, these parties continue to shoulder much of the responsibility, but that is likely to change, at least to a degree. This appears to be yet another area where rental operators may soon find themselves being held liable for compliance with safety requirements over which they’ve historically had little or no control.
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