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SC&RA develops guidance on tower crane rental agreements

September 23, 2021  By SC&RA/Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

Tower crane companies looking for more protection when it comes to rental agreements can use a new free tool offered by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA).

“Understanding Tower Crane Bare Rental Agreements,” introduced last week at the SC&RA’s Crane & Rigging Workshop, is available for download for SC&RA members.

“Almost everything we do today is under a contract. This guide will educate the members of the association as to what certain terms mean, what to look for, and how they affect your business and insurance liability,” says Billy Smith, NBIS and chair of the Tower Crane Bare Rental Agreement Task Force.

The task force committee members who developed the resource have a wide range of qualifications from agreement administration to negotiations of agreements to insurance.


The document covers:

  • How to read a lessor agreement
  • Agreement provisions to watch out for
  • Sample agreement clause/language
  • Insurance requirements
  • Indemnity or indemnification
  • Liens/payments
  • Dispute resolution procedures
  • Contract checklist
  • Lessee requirements
  • OSHA compliance sample letter

“Good contract language reduces your exposure in case of an incident,” says Michael Battaini, co-president of Sheedy Drayage Co., and a member of the task force responsible for the document. “This document will give you language to use in your contracts to avoid those unnecessary exposures.”

Download the rental agreement tool here.

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