Terms and Conditions of Trade

  1. Teitei Access Limited (the Company) will undertake the project and any related add-on jobs; and may collaborate with one or more scaffolders/sub-contractors to erect the scaffolding at site (the Job Site) specified in the body of the quote.

  2. Payment, Default and Consequences of Default

    1. Payment will be made directly to the Company as per the terms and conditions (T&Cs) outline of the Company’s Credit Account Application (CAA) form if client(s) herein are current, or are about to become, The Company credit account holders. Alternatively, the client(s) will be required to pay for the job (excluding scaffolding lease charges) in advance, in full.  

    2. Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at the Company’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.

    3. If the Client owes the Company any money the Client shall indemnify the Company from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Company in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the Company’s collection agency costs, and bank dishonor fees).

    4. Without prejudice to any other remedies the Company may have, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions the Company may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods and Services to the Client. The Company will not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers because Company has exercised its rights under this clause.

    5. For scaffolding projects, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions, and/or when the client has a dispute on the invoices, the Company will discontinue regular H&S checks and render the Job Site unsafe. However, the free period/lease period shall continue, despite the discontinuance of weekly H&S checks, and the client is still liable for paying the leasing charges if any.

    6. Without prejudice to the Company’s other remedies at law the Company shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Client which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Company shall, whether due for payment, become immediately payable if:

      1. any money payable to the Company becomes overdue, or in the Company’s opinion the Client will be unable to make a payment when it falls due; or

      2. the Client becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or

      3. a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Client or any asset of the Client.

  3. Quotes and Cancellation

    1. Quoted prices will always be GST-exclusive by default, unless stated otherwise.

    2. Any technical architect drawings that the Company requires to plan the project are provided at the client's expense. The Company will also endeavor to make use of the most current and finalized versions of such and it is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they are indeed current and finalized. Any problems and corrective works arising going forward due to a failure of the client to comply with this requirement will be added as supplementary costs to the original job price. 

    3. Jobs and discussions of monetary matters going forward will only be accepted from the primary clients themselves and their official entrusted representatives - persons who have filled in, signed and have already been registered as client representatives with the Company using the Entrusted Client Representative (ECR) form. The Company will not engage with individuals claiming to represent the client who do not meet this requirement. The client may at any point apply to register additional representatives with The Company using the ECR agreement form.

    4. The Company may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods and Service at any time before the Goods and Services are delivered by giving written notice to the Client. Upon giving such notice the Company shall repay to the Client any money paid by the Client for the Goods and Services. The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

    5. If the Client cancels delivery of Goods and Services the Client shall be liable for any and all losses incurred (whether direct or indirect) by the Company as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits).

    6. Cancellation of orders for Goods and Services made to the Client’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.

  4. Scaffolding Erection, Disassembly, Stock Delivery and Removal

    1. The Company will endeavor to organize scaffolders/sub-contractors to keep as close to the client's desired schedule as possible. However, the Company provides no guarantee as to the exact timing of scaffolding erections, dismantling, and removal of gears, and accepts no responsibility for any monetary losses of any sort caused by delays in erection, dismantling or removal of scaffolding gears.

    2. The Company will require full access to the build site. If access is denied or restricted this may affect our quoted price. We require advance notification in writing regarding any restrictions.

    3. Unless we are otherwise informed, the site grounds will be assumed level and true to purpose. Any corrective work The Company must undertake in this regard before commencing scaffolding erection will be charged supplementary to the quoted job cost. 

    4. The Company will collaborate with the client to agree on best days to deliver inventory to site and to conduct scaffolding operations. Any changes in the schedule that inhibit or restrict our planned deliveries or work must be advised in advance by the client. Failure to do so will result in re-scheduling of deliveries/work at the client’s expense.

    5. The client agrees that any loss of stock due to theft will be payable to The Company at market value; that any expenses due to restoration/maintenance work on stock required due to mishandling and/or damages done by the client, or their associates will be payable to The Company - this excludes normal wear and tear damages.

    6. By signing this contract, the client acknowledges that The Company have full unconditional ownership of their scaffolding inventory at the site. The client, their contractors, associates, representatives, or any other persons affiliated with the project may not, under any circumstances (without the express permission of the Company) remove stock from the site, destroy or discard functional stock items, or deny the Company’s staff access to their inventory on site.

    7. The Company will be solely responsible for arranging disassembly (stripping) of scaffolding at site, and the removal of stock from site. The Company will commence stripping of scaffolding only once they are satisfied the client has made sufficient payments on their due invoices (this means job price fully paid). The clients and their representatives will not, under any circumstances, take it upon themselves to handle the stripping of scaffolding. Failure to comply with this stipulation will potentially result in legal action including the addition of a fine lesser or equal to the original job price (at the discretion of the Company management), prospects of waiving accrued interest will be denied going forward.

    8. The clients/representatives agree that the Company may keep their scaffolding stock at the site, after stripping, for some time until they are ready to relocate the stock. During this period, the inventory is to remain in a safe isolated area of the build site (our contractors will ensure this is done), out of harm's way, and is not to be used, borrowed from, or damaged in any way by the client and their associates. Failure to comply with this will result in additional charges to the client to compensate for any damages. The Company will relocate the stock earlier if explicitly asked to do so by the client, however, a seven-day advance notice will still be required.

    9. The clients agree to abide by and follow the law while collaborating on this project. No unlawful activity is to be conducted at the build site and certainly not in relation of any sort to our scaffolding inventory and our involvement in the project.

  5. Add-on Jobs

    1. Throughout the project, clients/representatives may commission additional jobs and services. These will be subject to standard credit account T&Cs, or for advance pay clients, due within seven days of invoice issue.

    2. Add-on jobs of corrective nature will be subject to an investigation of fault – undertaken solely by the Company – who will then determine the cause of the problem. Should the Company determine that there was mishandling of information, a miscommunication, or a failure to supply critical information on the part of the client (thereby indicating that the client is to blame for work being done incorrectly), or that there was an unauthorized alteration (any alteration not done by the Company appointed scaffolder/sub-contractor) on the scaffolding, the Company will proceed to charge the client standard rates for any corrective work required. This decision will be based on the investigation conducted and shall fall solely to the Company to make. It will be final. Client will have access to investigation details.

    3. Commissioning of add-on jobs of supplementary nature - any further services and smaller projects (for example mobile scaffolding, deck construction, etc) - will require a minimum of two weeks’ notice to allow the Company to organize it. The job price will be quoted, and if accepted, the Company will proceed to implement the job. Standard invoicing procedures will apply. 

  6. Scaffolding Leasing Period

    1. If a scaffolding quote include any free period, the free period is not charged for on a lease basis but is rather included in the job price. It begins as soon as each level is erected as described in the body of the quote. Credit account clients will be invoiced for the job price at the outset of the free period, the duration of which is agreed upon within the body of the quote. In cases when the free period falls on weekends, public holidays, and/or any other government restrictions preventing access to the Job Site (e.g. lockdowns), the free period is not extended.

    2. The lease period (or extended period) begins at the expiry of the free period (if any) unless the client has finished at the site and has paid off the project price in full. In such a case, there is no extended period. In all other cases, the extended period lease rate is as agreed within the body of the quote.

    3. In cases where there is an extended period, the client is invoiced in advance, monthly. The lease rate is as agreed upon within the body of the quote.

    4. The Company does not provide any discount, wavier of lease fees, for weekends, public holidays, and/or any other government restrictions preventing access to the Job Site (e.g. lockdowns).

  7. Scaffolding Health and Safety

    1. The Client acknowledge the importance of maintaining a safe work site, and agree to ensure workers will adhere to safe lifting procedures, wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol (nor recovering from extreme intoxication) while at the site, and that they handle our scaffolding equipment with care - ensuring no harm comes to it, nor that it is placed in access-ways, walkways or any place where persons or property could be put at risk as a result. 

    2. The Company will, engage a scaffolder with appropriate Certificate of Competence, perform weekly H&S checks at the Job Site and will conduct careful inspections each time before handing over the site to clients - thereby certifying the scaffolding and site in terms of H&S.

    3. Erected scaffolding should not be reconfigured as this will void the H&S inspections provided by the Company and could lead to serious accidents. Any damaged or missing stock that can be proven to have been compromised by negligence or intentional malice on the part of the clients, their representatives, or their builders, will have its market cost appended to the job cost and charged to the clients.

    4. As such, by signing this contract, the client indemnifies the Company against all potential claims of responsibility for injuries and/or damages due to accidents that may occur at the site. The Company will not be held personally or financially liable for any monetary or personal losses resulting from incidents at the site and/or the use of our equipment.