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Safety First

Safety is of paramount importance to SHS Safety of staff, public and any persons in proximity or on a site are our first priority.

Terms of our Subcontracts are contained in: (i) the below texts, and any Scope of Works / RAMS / Quote / Invoice or other document we produce. SHS are a small business, we work closely with customers and customer representatives e.g Site Managers / Health and Safety Managers / Temporary Works managers etc to ensure safe working practices are adopted. Provision of a suitably qualified H&S representative to oversee compliance with relevant H&S Statutory Regulations is the responsibility of the customer unless otherwise agreed with SHS. SHS always work with safety in mind.


SHS conduct morning meetings for all SHS staff on site to ensure all risks are assessed and staff are aware of all activities, persons, plant and install methods onsite - particularly those with higher risk or impact to or near SHS work areas.

SHS hold employers liability and public liability insurance. Professional Indemnity insurance is not provided as SHS work to client and or engineers specifications.

Standard Payment Terms (stage payments are available upon request)

Minimum Deposit 25%. No supply is made until deposit is paid. Payment of deposit post-start date will result in 10% fee.

Failure to pay deposit within 2 days of start date will result in works being stopped until deposit is paid and customer will be liable for any additional costs incurred (due to cancelled transport etc).

Other terms our available subject to agreement in writing from SHS

'Supply & Install' is subject to standard payment terms.

'Supply Only' terms are full payment prior to delivery.

In the event of non-payment goods maybe recovered - this applies to both sale and hire contracts.

Standard payment terms - deposit - on return of invoice - completion payment - 28 days.

Completion Payments over 7 days overdue will render goods recoverable unless late payment agreements are made. Rental agreements over 4 weeks overdue will render all goods recoverable. Failure to pay any part of any invoice may result in full recovery of all goods. Recovery charges will be applied to the outstanding invoice. Notice of recovery will be given. 

Late payment agreements can be negotiated by emailing:

If the Customer fails to make any payment in full on the due date the Supplier may charge the Customer interest (both before and after judgement/decree) on the amount unpaid at the rate implied by law under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (where applicable) or at the rate of 4% above the base rate of the Supplier’s bank whichever is higher.

The Customer shall pay all sums due to the Supplier under this Contract without any set-off, deduction, counterclaim and/or any other withholding of monies.


Deposit amounts up to £5000.00 are non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

Where deposit exceeds £5000.00, the first £5000.00 will be taken as non-refundable and the amount exceeding £5000.00 will be refunded less any non-refundable cost incurred by SHS over and above £5000.00 - as per transport costs detailed below and any other contract initiated with third party suppliers in respect of cancelled job.

Cancellation of haulage less than 48hrs before an agreed delivery date will incur charges of 75% of the total transport cost.

Cancellations less than 24hrs before an agreed delivery date will incur 100% of the transport cost.

SHS always endeavours to complete works promptly to agreed schedule. SHS will not pay any liquidated damages, general damages, penalty or similar claims for any delays in work. SHS will not be held responsible for cost implications of any changes to schedule during works. SHS do not offer a defect liability period - maintenance and repairs of all SHS works are the responsibility of the customer once install has been completed.

Risk in the Hire Goods will pass immediately to the Customer when they leave the physical possession or control of the Supplier.


Risk in the Hire Goods will not pass back to the Supplier from the Customer until the Hire Goods are back in the physical possession of the Supplier. This shall apply even if the Supplier has agreed to cease charging the Rental.


Ownership of the Hire Goods remains at all times with the Supplier. The Customer has no right, title or interest in the Hire Goods except that they are hired to the Customer.


The Customer must not deal with the ownership or any interest in the Hire Goods. This includes but is not limited to selling, assigning, mortgaging, pledging, charging, securing, hiring, withholding, exerting any right to withhold, disposing of and/or lending. However, the Customer may re-hire the Hire Goods to a third party with the prior written consent of the Supplier.


The Customer must insure the Hire Goods on such reasonable terms and for such reasonable risks as the Supplier may specify. The proceedings of any such insurance that relate directly to the Hire Goods shall be held by the Customer in trust for the Supplier and be paid to the Supplier on demand. The Customer must not compromise any claim in respect of the Hire Goods and/or any associated insurance without the Supplier’s written consent.

The Customer is responsible for, and will be required to indemnify the Supplier for any loss or damage which may occur to the Hire Goods.

General Terms

Maintenance of all hoarding is the responsibility of the main contractor. Maintenance contracts are available upon request.

Once installed hoarding becomes part of the site and should be maintained as such by the main contractor both internally and externally of the site boundary.


Any failures or damage to the hoarding is the sole liability of the main contractor. SHS assume no liability for any Health and Safety issues or claims relating to any site, hoarding or signage or any other place or installation performed by or worked on by SHS once the works are complete. 


SHS recommend engineers drawings for every project (full designed solution).The customer is responsible for all temporary works and signage specifications on their site, the customer must ensure all specifications that SHS are employed to install are fit for purpose and comply with the appropriate British Standards and Health & Safety compliance. The customer assumes full responsibility for all hoardings and SHS provide no guarantees on works. SHS under supervision of customer site manager and temporary works manager, SHS do not supply site supervision, temporary works managers or site managers unless requested by the customer.

Hoarding runs must be cleared and ready for hoarding, all vegetation and groundworks cleared. Ground should be clear and level.


All works are scheduled as agreed.

Any delays caused by matters out of SHS control maybe chargeable. Should SHS be unable to complete works in the proposed timeframe due to matters out of SHS control the client agrees to pay for any additional future works required.


SHS will scan for all electrical services, however SHS will hold no liability for any ground strikes occurring to services.

The customer agrees to arrange access to water (for concrete production), welfare (toilet, canteen etc) & parking facilities as required.

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