CPA Model Conditions
CPA Members have the exclusive right to use the CPA Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant, which are under copyright ©.
The Supply of Personnel Only under the Model Conditions
Members are on occasions approached by customers to supply only personnel without any accompanying plant to fill a specific function on site.
The following download contains a clause which covers this situation, and must be incorporated into the Hire Contract Offer.
Hire Contract Terms for Consumers
CPA Members have the exclusive right to use the CPA Consumer Conditions.
There are two separate sets of conditions, one for plant supplied without an operator and another for plant supplied with an operator.
Both sets must only be used when dealing with consumers. In general terms, a consumer is someone hiring for private or domestic purposes.
Contract Lifting Services Conditions
Commonly known as Contract Lift Conditions, Members have the exclusive right to use these conditions.
Contract Lift Conditions are to be used when the crane hire company contracts to carry out a specific managed lift, where the Crane Hire company plans and supervises the lifting operation.
For the simple hiring of a crane to work to the customer's instructions, Model Conditions for the Hiring of Plant (2001) should be used.
The Model Conditions is a set of generic conditions which covers all types of Plant and Equipment. The Supplementary Conditions have been devised for specific groups of plant suppliers who hire out specialist plant and equipment.
These Supplementary conditions, must be read in conjunction with the Model Conditions, and aim to expand on, where needed, the Model Conditions.
Supplementary Conditions are not available for all types of Plant.
Plant Owner Clarification
Members are on occasions classed as a sub-contractor by a customer rather than as a plant-hire provider.
The following download is a draft letter which Members can reproduce on their own headed stationery and remit to customers, which clarifies this misunderstanding.