Terms and Conditions

    1. These Terms and Conditions shall apply to any contract for the sale of Equipment or Materials and/or the carrying out of Installation, Maintenance and/or Commissioning by A Plus Security Ltd and are to assist both the Customer and A Plus Security Ltd in clarifying respective responsibilities and supersede any previous Terms and Conditions of Sale, Installation, Maintenance and Commissioning published by A Plus Security Ltd.
    2. In these Terms and Conditions, the following expressions shall have the following meanings; “The Company” means A Plus Security Ltd (APS), its assignee(s) and/or its subcontractor(s);
      “Acceptance” means the successful completion of Installation and/or Commissioning, irrespective of whether a separate Acceptance Certificate is required or not.
      “Sign off” means the certificate of acceptance issued by A Plus Security Ltd (APS) to the Customer following Installation and/or Commissioning;
      “Acceptance Date” means the date upon which the sign off occurs;
      “Additional item(s)” means the following where incurred:
      Any special packaging costs under clause 4.4.
      Transportation costs under clause 4.4. Where the Customer has requested express same day, overnight delivery or any other similar service
      or where the price payable (exclusive of Value Added Tax) is £1,000 (One Thousand Pounds) or less;.
      or any extra costs incurred as a result of delay caused by the Customer;
      or any variation required by the Customer and accepted by the Company in respect of the Equipment or the services.
      “Commissioning” means the engineering test to be carried out on and at the site to Equipment whether supplied by the Company or not in accordance with the Specification;
      “The Commissioning Engineer” means the Company’s Commissioning Engineer;
      “the Contract” means any quotation or contract for the supply of Equipment and/or the carrying out of Installation and/or Commissioning by APS on these Conditions of Sale of Equipment, Installation and Commissioning and any other document incorporated in a contract between APS and the Customer;
      “The Customer” means the buyer or employer under the Contract.
      “The Equipment” means the equipment or materials the subject of the Contract;
      “Installation” means the works to be carried out on and to the site in order to install the Equipment whether supplied by APS or not in accordance with the Specification;
      “Normal Working Hours” means 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays and days in lieu thereof; “The Site” means the site where the Installation and/or Commissioning is to take place;
      “The Site Representative” means the Customer’s site representative who is technically competent and qualified and has specific knowledge of the Site, the Installation and Commissioning;
      “The Specification” means the detailed list of works of Installation and commissioning to be carried out on and to the Site and attached to the Contract;
      “Working Day” means Monday to Friday between 08.00 – 17.00 Any reference to Standards will mean the latest / current version
    1. No other standard Conditions or Terms shall apply to the Contract.
    2. The Customer shall not rely upon any oral terms or representation unless confirmed by APS in any document.
    3. In the case of any inconsistences between the terms contained within these Terms and Conditions and the terms specified by APS in any contract or other document incorporated in such contract, the latter shall take precedence.
    1. APS shall be bound by any Contract signed by a duly authorised signatory of APS. A proposal given by APS is not an offer capable of acceptance so as to make it a binding Contract.
    2. If any Term put forward by the Customer is inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions or any other Term specified by APS, the proposal shall be deemed to be a counter offer capable of acceptance by any conduct by the Customer indicating intention to proceed with the transaction.
    3. APS reserves the right to refuse to accept any order based upon a proposal more than 90 days old in age unless otherwise stated in the proposal to be open for a longer period and the proposal has not been withdrawn in that period.
    4. Where the order for Equipment is based upon the standard price list of APS, the price shall be valid provided that delivery is to take place within 30 days of the date of order and within the same calendar year.
    1. Where no specific instructions are given to APS about the manner in which the Equipment is to be delivered or the delivery address then unless otherwise specified, APS shall deliver the Equipment to the location mentioned in the order by such transport and in such instalments as APS shall determine.
    2. The cost of delivery of the Equipment shall be an Additional Item.
    3. Delivery of standard Equipment will normally be within 10-14 days of receipt of order, but time is not of the essence of the Contract. Non-standard or made to order equipment will be delivered as and when available.
    4. Any short delivery or missing Equipment must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.
    5. Any other method of delivery or any special packaging requirements must be specified by the Customer at the time of the order and shall be an Additional Item.
    6. Delivery of standard Equipment are generally stock items, but it is advisable to allow 2 weeks wherever possible in case of temporary stock shortages.
    7. Delivery times are those anticipated from the date of receipt by APS and assume that there is a clear trading account in existence. New accounts should add 2 weeks to the delivery time quoted to allow clearance of trade references
    8. Were the contract is for Supply only or Supply and Commission, responsibility for safe storage and security of the Equipment lies with the purchaser. Replacements for any lost Equipment will be charged for at the Company’s standard prices.
    9. In the event of a ‘No Deal’ BREXIT, equipment delivery times may be affected. Should this scenario occur APS will not accept any liability for delay in completion of its obligations.
    1. From the time when the Equipment is despatched from APS’s premises whether by carriage or by collection by the Customer or by delivery to the site, the risk of any loss, damage to or deterioration of the Equipment shall be and remain with the Customer notwithstanding that APS may arrange carriage. APS shall be under no liability arising from their choice of carrier or carriers, or from the act or omission of such carrier or carriers and the Customer waives all rights under section 32(2) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 in addition, to any other rights hereby excluded or restricted.
    2. APS shall not be liable for any expenses, losses or damages caused by any delay in delivery and delays shall not entitle the Customer to rescind the Contract.
    3. In cases where the Company delivers directly or contracts directly with the carrier, then the Company will at its option either repair, replace or issue a credit note in respect of equipment lost or damaged in transit (other than by default of the Customer) provided that:
      1. The Customer specifies on the carrier’s consignment note details of such loss or damage; and
      2. In respect of complete non-arrival of all of the equipment comprised in the Contract, written notification is to be made to APS within three days of the date of the despatch of the Equipment and separately to the carrier within the period stipulated by the carrier’s terms and conditions of carriage for claims against the carrier
      3. In respect of damage to all or part of the Equipment or loss of part of the Equipment comprised in the Contract, written notification is to be made to APS within 24 hours of delivery of the Equipment (which will normally be stated on the carrier’s consignment note) and separately to the carrier within the period stipulated by carrier’s terms of carriage for claims against the carriers. On request, APS will inform the Customer of the name and address of the carrier and any time limit for claims stipulated by them.
    4. Once the Equipment is ready for delivery, APS shall be entitled to invoice and be paid for the Equipment as if they had been delivered if for any reason the Customer does not arrange for or accept delivery. APS shall arrange storage for the Equipment and the cost of storage shall be an Additional Item.
    5. Where the Equipment is to be delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate Contract and failure by APS to deliver any one or more of the instalments in accordance with these Conditions or any claim by the Customer in respect of any one or more instalments shall not entitle the Customer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated.
    6. All requests for returns must be made within 30 days of receipt of the Equipment and will only be considered providing the Equipment is returned in their unopened, undamaged original packaging. All returns will be subject to a 40% restocking charge or as per the manufacturer’s terms. Items supplied that are deemed to be consumables, non-standard, special or pre- programmed will not be returnable unless faulty.
      1. Any packaging and postage costs in respect of returns remain the responsibility of the purchaser
    7. Equipment reported or returned as ‘Faulty’ will be returned to the manufactures for investigation. Credits will only be issued on confirmation of the faulty product by the manufacturer. Should the manufacturer advise that the returned product has been incorrectly used, connected or subjected to any act outside of their control, no credit will be available. Replacements will be charged for at the Company’s standard prices.
    1. The Installation shall be in accordance with the Specification (if any) and in accordance with the relevant British and/or European Standard Code of Practice applicable to the Installation
    2. All prices for Installation are based on the assumption that the Equipment will be surface fixed. Any additional work required to install the Equipment or to achieve a flush Installation shall either be provided by the Customer at its cost, including any redecoration that may be necessary, or shall be an Additional Item.
      APS shall not be obliged to reinstate or make good any part of the premises at the Site which may be affected by the Installation.
    3. APS accepts no responsibility for the co-ordination of Installation with any other services provided by third parties. APS will provide such information as may be reasonably requested by the Customer to assist any such third party, but any alterations to or any re-working of the Installation required by such co-ordination shall be an Additional Item.
    4. Any request for alterations to or additions to the Installation, whether by way of variations or otherwise, must be in writing and shall be an Additional Item.
    5. Unless stated in the Specification, no allowance has been made in the price for any inter-connection of the Equipment to any other system or equipment at or on the Site to facilitate the shutdown of the Equipment or remote control.
    6. Where the Equipment is required to meet a particular level of audibility, whether relating to an identified level of clarity or minimum volumes, APS accepts no liability to comply with these requirements when the quantities and/or location of Equipment has been instructed by a third party, whether as detailed on layout drawings or Equipment schedules or otherwise. If required, the Commissioning Engineer will carry out a full audibility test on completion of the Installation and report on any defect as an Additional Item. The cost of any work involved in raising the level of audibility shall be an Additional Item.
    7. The price for the Installation shall include Commissioning upon completion of the Installation in accordance with clause 7
    1. Where the Equipment to be commissioned has not been installed by APS, the Customer will be required to provide a Site Representative on the Site for the period of Commissioning
    2. Before the Commissioning Engineer will commence any connection or testing work as part of the Commissioning, the Customer must issue to the Commissioning Engineer for retention a complete set of all cable test sheets which must detail as a minimum the information required under the then current IEE Regulations.
    3. Where the Commissioning involves fire alarm systems, any documents not available to the Commissioning Engineer, will be recorded on the Commissioning Certificate as being a variation from the current version of BS5839 part 1: section 5
    4. The Commissioning Engineer will carry out low voltage continuity earth line resistance and capacitance tests on all circuits as part of the Commissioning and any failures will be notified to the Site Representative who will be required to instigate the clearance of these faults.
    5. The Commissioning Engineer must be satisfied prior to commencement of Commissioning that all cables are clearly marked and identifiable as well as all conductors.
      With particular regard to Commissioning involving fire alarm systems, all cables and conductors must be appropriately identified and if not, this will be recorded on the Commissioning Certificate being a deviation from BS5839 Part 1
    6. In the event of any delay of Commissioning and which is not due to the failure of APS and whether caused by the Customer or otherwise, APS retains the right to charge as an Additional Item for either an abortive visit or for the additional hours incurred in waiting for the faults to be rectified. Any such Additional Item will be charged at the then hourly rate for Commissioning services. In addition, any time lost due to lack of access to the site on the pre-arranged day, incomplete works, unavailable access equipment or lack of installed drawings will be charged as an Additional Item.
    7. The Commissioning Engineer will provide a separate time sheet covering the additional time involved in the Commissioning which must be signed by the Site Representative. The failure by the Customer to acknowledge and accept these charges as they are incurred will result in the Commissioning Engineer not returning to the Site to complete the works.
    8. The cost of Commissioning only includes the final connection of any control Equipment. All field Equipment must be connected by the time the Commissioning Engineer attends the Site. If any cables are to be terminated by the Commissioning Engineer then these must, where applicable, be glanded and stripped ready for termination. Additional costs will be incurred for this facility.
    9. Where the order is for supply and Commission only, any devices should not be fitted by the Customer until all cable testing has been completed. Addressing fault free cabling, devices and installation of devices in the correct place remains the responsibility of the Customer.
    10. The Customer will be required to provide all installation data at least 10 working days prior to Commissioning. The failure by the Customer to provide such data may delay the Commission for which APS will not be liable. The delay in providing this data may also require the Commissioning Engineer to make an additional visit or visits for which an Additional Item may be charged.
    11. The Customer is responsible for and required to make available to the Commissioning Engineer all installed drawings and information for specific schematic drawings. If requested at the time of commencement of Commissioning, the Commissioning Engineer will, during such Commissioning, be prepared to assist to ensure that the correct information is provided for inclusion on their own as installed drawings.
    12. Any Equipment supplied by APS which is to be commissioned will be tested in the presence of the Site Representative. If a Site Representative is not present, then the Customer will be deemed to accept the commissioning as if the Site Representative was present.
    13. The Customer is required to give at least 10-15 working days’ notice for the attendance of the Commissioning Engineer.
    14. The Commissioning allows for one final handover to the Customer. In the event the Customer requires any third party to be present to approve the Commissioning, then the Customer must arrange the time and any additional visit required to demonstrate the system to any third party will be an Additional Item.
    15. At commissioning, APS is often unable to test with full operational noise levels present, in which case, APS will be pleased to conduct a further test at a later date. This would be charged as an Additional Item based on the engineering time on site.
    1. The Installation and/or Commissioning shall be carried out by APS during Normal Working Hours unless otherwise specified. Any date mentioned by TFS in the proposal is a proposal only and not a term of the Contract.
    2. If Installation and/or Commissioning is delayed by any circumstances outside APS’s reasonable control (including, without limitation, war, civil disorder, natural disaster, fire, flood, theft, industrial dispute, delay by suppliers carriers or other subcontractors, inability to obtain materials labour or manufacturing services from usual sources, manufacturing faults, or acts of omissions of the Customer), the date for Installation and/or Commissioning shall be extended until a reasonable time after such circumstances have ended.
    3. The Customer’s acceptance of Installation and/or Commissioning shall constitute a waiver of any claim by the Customer in respect of delay.
    4. The Customer shall pay as an Additional Item for any work carried on outside the Normal Working Hours.
    5. Any act or omission of the Customer causing any delay of 30 minutes or more during the Normal Working Hours shall be charged as an Additional Item.
    1. The Equipment, Installation, Maintenance and Commissioning shall be deemed to have been accepted by the Customer and in all respects in accordance with the Contract on signature by the Customer of the Acceptance Certificate, or where the Equipment is not installed by APS upon the expiration of three days after delivery unless the Customer gives notice of rejection within that period.
    1. The Customer shall ensure that the Site and access to it are safe and suitable for the Delivery, Installation and Commissioning of the Equipment, that all necessary licenses and consents have been obtained, and that there are suitable power supplies for hand tools, adequate lighting, toilet and rest facilities, secured facilities for the storage of plant and machinery necessary to carry out the Contract and an acceptable and safe working environment.
      230-volt AC 13 amp unswitched fused spur supplies are to be provided adjacent to the proposed panel/charger/control locations which must be certificated to the current edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.
      As far as access to the Site is concerned, the Customer will be expected to provide APS with such information and plans as may be reasonably required including details of any security arrangements to enable APS to fulfil its obligations under the Contract.
    2. The Customer shall provide at its own cost APS with all facilities and help that it may reasonably require including (without limitation) access to the Site at all times, parking space and all necessary ladders and scaffolding or other items required for access to the Site, which shall be safe to use and comply with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and in particular with regard to fire alarm beam detectors, suitable access will be required to safely access both ends of each beam set simultaneously.
    3. The Customer must advise APS of the existence of Asbestos, concealed pipes, wires and cables for water, gas, electricity, telephone, computer, data communication and other such services affecting the Site and shall confirm the location of such services to APS before Installation and/or Commissioning commences. In the absence of such notice, APS accepts no liability for damage to such services or any loss, damage or injury whatsoever incurred or sustained in consequence thereof as the Customer hereby acknowledges, and the Customer shall indemnify APS against any claim whatsoever for loss damage or injury resulting from damage to such services as aforesaid.
    4. The Customer shall be responsible for and reimburse APS for any charges made by the Police, Fire or any other authority to APS in connection with the Installation and/or Commissioning.
    5. The Customer shall only operate the Equipment after the Acceptance Date and in the case of Equipment installed by APS shall only operate the same in accordance with the written information and instructions which may from time to time be supplied by APS to the Customer.
    6. Such facilities as are reasonably requested by APS and not provided by the Customer and which are necessary for the Installation and/or Commissioning shall be provided by APS and charged to the Customer as an Additional Item.
    7. The Customer shall ensure that there is no interruption to the work of Installation and/or Commissioning. The price is based on the assumption of full continuity of work and that APS shall have unhindered access during normal working hours.
    8. The Customer shall be responsible for complying with all instructions of the Manufacturers of the Equipment for its use, particularly with regard to any environmental conditions.
    1. The price payable under the Contract shall be as specified in APS’s proposal, together with Value Added Tax and any other tax, duty or levy chargeable in respect of the Contract. The price specified is nett and no deduction for early settlement or retention or for any set-off or counterclaim may be made. Unless specified in the proposal, no main Contractor’s discount has been allowed for in the price.
    2. Unless otherwise stated, any Additional Items shall be added to the price.
    3. Unless otherwise specified the Customer shall pay the price and Additional Items (if any) as follows:
      • In the case of installation works exceeding £5,000.00 + VAT, an advanced payment of 40% of the contract value for mobilisation and then a payment of 30% of the contract value within 30 days on the delivery off the equipment and then a final payment of 30% of the contract value on acceptance and Sign off paid within 30 days;
      • in the case of Equipment only, a 50% advanced payment and a final 50% within 30 days of date or Application in which the Equipment was despatched by APS;
      • in the case of Installation works and/or Commissioning less than £5,000.00 + VAT, within 30 days of date of Invoice or Application in which the appropriate Certificate is issued;
      • in the case of any interim account, within 30 days of date of Invoice or Application to which the account relates.
    4. APS shall be entitled to render to the Customer an interim account every month for all work of Installation and/or Commissioning where the work at the start of the Installation and/or Commissioning quoted is likely to exceed 20 working days.
    5. APS reserves the right to charge interest at 8% above Bank of England base lending rate for the time being on any overdue payments until repaid in full.
    6. APS reserves the right to recover from the Customer all direct expenses reasonably incurred by APS in connection with any overdue sums.
      1. Without prejudice to any other rights of APS, and by reason of a Credit Check, if there is any reason to doubt that the amounts due from the Customer under the Terms of the Contract will be paid in full according to the Terms thereof, then APS reserves the right to payment in full before delivering the Equipment or performing the Installation or Commissioning or any other services whatsoever for the Customer.
      2. The Customer shall indemnify APS against all losses sustained or extra expenditure incurred as a result of such a suspension of Delivery or Installation or Commissioning including a reasonable allowance for storage.
      3. Where payment requested in accordance with this Condition is not received within 30 days of demand, APS reserves the right to sell or dispose of the Equipment produced or acquired for the Customer and to recover any additional loss from the Customer.
    7. Where the Equipment is to be delivered by instalments and the price thereof is payable by instalments, the failure to pay any outstanding instalment invoiced to the Customer shall entitle APS to refuse to supply any further Equipment to the Customer and to recover by action the whole or part of any price which is due unpaid in addition to any other rights or remedies under the Contract.
    8. In the event of a ‘No Deal’ BREXIT, import tariffs may be imposed or equipment prices may rise. APS reserve the right to pass these costs on to the customer as applicable.
    1. Legal ownership of the Equipment is to remain vested in APS until both the price for the Equipment and any Additional Items have been paid for in full, and until full payment has been received by APS under any other contract with the Customer for which payment is outstanding.
      1. If the Customer obtains possession of the Equipment prior to such payment, the Customer shall hold the Equipment in a separate and identifiable form as Bailee and fiduciary agent for APS;
      2. Failure to pay the full amount when due shall give APS or its employees or agents, the right to repossess the Equipment (and enter the Customer’s premises for that purpose if necessary) with or without notice and without liability and, at its option, to avail itself of any other legal remedy.
      3. APS shall have the right to sell the Equipment once it has been re-possessed under this Condition.
    2. Notwithstanding this clause 12, APS shall be entitled to maintain an action for the price of the Equipment and Additional Items at any time after the date when payment is due.
    3. The Customer may contract to sell the Equipment to a third party in return for valuable consideration provided always that the Customer shall account in a fiduciary capacity to APS for the proceeds of sale (to the extent of the Customer’s indebtedness to APS) keeping the same separate and identifiable from its other monies. The Customers rights under this clause 12.3 shall cease if an event specified in clause 20 occurs to the Customer.
    4. If prior to payment in full being made the Equipment becomes commingled with similar equipment belonging to the Customer and/or any third party the Customer shall hold APS’s proportion of the commingled Equipment or their proceeds of sale on trust for APS. APS shall be treated as a tenant-in-common of the commingled equipment and the Customer shall hold as trustee for APS’s proportion and (if the commingled equipment has been sold)pay to APS its due proportion of the proceeds of sale.
    5. Where the Equipment is attached to either buildings or plant or machinery of the Customer, the Customer agrees that it is not its intention that the Equipment thereby becomes fixtures and fittings or part of the plant or machinery, but the Equipment shall remain as chattels and be severable from the buildings or plant or machinery.
    1. APS will consider any reasonable request by the Customer in respect of variation work, whether by way of addition, omission, or substitution of any work, whether Installation or Commissioning. The price of any such variation work shall be an Additional Item in accordance with APS’s day work rates.
    1. APS will accept a cancellation of an order for Equipment if, and only if, said Equipment has not been despatched and is carried as part of its normal stock. Such cancellation must be confirmed in writing and accepted by a director of APS. A charge of 10% will be made for any stock cancellations.
    2. In the case of all other orders, whether for Equipment, Installation, Maintenance or Commissioning APS will not accept cancellation.
    3. TFS reserves the right to levy a minimum cancellation charge and re-stocking charge of 25% of the value of any order for Equipment which is accepted, or 45% if the equipment has already been delivered at the time of collection.
    1. APS’s policy is one of continued research and development and APS reserves the right to amend or change any Equipment Specifications or products listed in the Specification at its discretion at any time without notice.
    2. APS also reserves the right because of difficulties in obtaining supplies to use at its discretion Equipment and materials other than those specified provided that this does not materially affect the performance of the Equipment or the system.
    1. APS does not provide drawing office facilities for the sale of equipment only.
      1. APS is not able to provide drawings in any format required for a Customer’s Building Information Module (BIM) unless expressly stated and costed in the proposal document. However, APS will assist in obtaining electronic files from its suppliers.
        APS accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the building of electronic files when these are not available from its suppliers for standard or other products.
    2. Any technical information supplied by APS shall only be relied upon by the Customer if confirmed in writing by APS. APS is not liable for any such technical information provided verbally by its employees. APS relies upon the information supplied by the manufacturer of the Equipment and shall, wherever so practicable, supply the Customer if so requested with copies of the manufacturer’s technical information.
    1. APS has no special knowledge of the nature and value of the contents of the premises at the Site for which the Equipment has been specified and in which it is to be Installed, Maintained or Commissioned or of the nature of the risks to which the premises and their contents will be or may from time to time be exposed. The potential loss or damage which the Customer might suffer is likely to be disproportionate to the price that can reasonably be charged by APS under agreements of this nature. As the Customer knows or should know the extent of such potential loss or damage and is therefore in the best position to do so, it should insure against all likely risks. Accordingly, the Customer accepts that it is reasonable that APS limits its liability to the Customer as set out below, which specifies the entire liability of APS including liability for negligence or consequential losses.
    2. APS accepts liability:
      1. for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of APS, its employees or agents acting in the course of their employment;
      2. arising out of any breach of the obligations as to title implied by statute;
      3. where the Customer deals as consumer for any breach of any condition or warranty implied by statute as to the Equipment whether as to correspondence with the description or sample or as to its quality or fitness for the purpose or particular purpose;
      4. up to the sum of £100,000 for direct physical damage to the Site to the extent to which such damage or loss is caused by the negligence of APS its employees or agents whilst working on the Site in the course of their employment.
    3. The Customer is required to notify APS of any claim above as soon as is reasonably possible and in any event within 3 months of the act omission or occurrence giving rise to the damage or loss, except that any claim under sub-clause [17.2.4] above shall be notified to APS within 30 days of the Customer suffering any alleged damage or loss.
    1. APS shall pass to the Customer the benefit of the standard 12-month warranty or guarantee given by the Manufacturer of the Equipment supplied to the Customer under the Contract, unless stated otherwise.
    2. If within 12 months of delivery of the Equipment or where installed by APS within 12 months of the Acceptance Date any defect (other than normal wear and tear, or corrosion) appears in the Equipment (or, if carried out by APS its Installation,) APS shall (at its option) replace or make good the defect, save where the Installation is unreasonably delayed by the Customer, whether by default, negligence or otherwise, the said period of 12 months shall be proportionately reduced by the period of delay.
    3. APS shall be obliged under 18.1 and 18.2 above only if:
      1. the Equipment has been operated and maintained properly and in accordance with good industry practice and with any instructions and recommendations made by APS or the Manufacturer of the Equipment and has not been modified or misused; and
      2. the Customer has given the notice to APS within 28 days after the appearance of the defect,
      3. If the site is not maintained by APS following the installation, the warranty is limited to replacement of the device only. (Attendance to the Site, labour and advanced replacements are not included under these warranty terms and no maintenance contract)
    4. Any visits to the Site of the Customer whether in connection with Equipment supplied or Installed, Maintained or Commissioned will require written instructions from the Customer. The attendance of the Commissioning Engineer to the Site whether to carry out repairs, investigate reports of false alarms or faults on the Equipment whether Supplied, Installed, Maintained or Commissioned, caused by misuse, damage, neglect or vandalism will be charged as an Additional Item, it shall be at the cost of the Customer at APS’s then daily work rates.
    5. Where any Equipment is returned to APS for repairs, then unless otherwise agreed, the Customer shall be responsible for the costs of carriage to APS.
    1. Except as provided for in Clause 17, APS shall not be liable to the Customer for any consequential loss or damage of whatsoever nature including, without limitation, loss of use, production, profits, custom or goodwill, damaged property and increased operation expenses (however arising) whether from breach of contract or negligence or otherwise.
    2. Except as provided for in clause 17, APS’s total liability for all claims of whatever nature and however arising (whether from breach of Contract or negligence or otherwise) against APS employees and sub-contractors shall be limited to £50,000.
    1. If the Customer shall fail to observe and perform any of these Conditions or if any distress or execution shall be levied on the Customer’s property or if the Customer shall make or offer to make any arrangements with creditors (where the Customer is an individual or firm) if an Interim Order under Section 252 of the Insolvency Act 1986 is made in respect of or a Petition in Bankruptcy is presented against the Customer or (where the Customer is a Company) if a Receiver or Manager of the Customer’s assets or an Administrative Receiver or Administrator of the Customer shall be appointed or if a Resolution or Petition to wind up the Customer shall be passed or presented, APS shall be entitled (in addition to any other rights or remedies) to suspend performance of APS’s obligations under the Contract, or to terminate the Contract or to suspend and later terminate.
      If APS cancels the maintenance as covered under this clause, APS will write to the Customer at their last known address advising them of the cancellation and the date from which it becomes effective.
    1. APS may sub-contract the performance of all or any of its obligations under the Contract.
  22. DESIGN
    1. Design Liabilities and Limitation
      Insofar as the design of the Sub-Contractor’s Designed Works is comprised in the Sub-Contractor’s Proposals and in what the Sub-Contractor is to complete in accordance with the Contractor’s Requirements and these Conditions (including any further design required to be carried out by the Sub-Contractor as a result of a Variation), the Sub-Contractor shall in respect of any inadequacy in such design have the like liability to the Contractor, whether under statute or otherwise, as would an architect or, as the case may be, other appropriate professional designer holding himself out as competent to take on work for such design who, acting independently under a separate contract with the Contractor, has supplied such design for or in connection with works to be carried out and completed by a building contractor who is not the supplier of the design.
    2. NSI Gold Accreditation
      1. APS is certificated to NSI NACOSS Gold. This scheme is administered by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and is the definitive 3rd party certification scheme for Security Systems Services.
      2. Under NSI NACOSS Gold accreditation all new security systems that APS install must be fully compliant with NSI regulations and the entire scope of the scheme.
      3. As required by NSI NACOSS Gold, all new systems must meet the requirements of the relevant BS and EN standards. An NSI NACOSS Gold Certificate of Compliance will be issued on all new installations except where the installation is an extension of a non-NSI NACOSS Gold certificated system.
    4. Security System Design & Signalling
      1. Unless stated otherwise, in accordance with the European Standards and to determine the grading of the Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm System, a site survey and risk assessment of the property must be carried out. The risk assessment relates solely to the grading and design of the proposed Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm System and is based upon information available at the time of survey. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that the system grading specified is acceptable to their insurance company.
      2. In cases where APS is replacing all existing Equipment on a like-for-like basis only i.e. utilising the existing positions for device selection, zoning, circuitry etc, APS cannot be responsible for the grading of the system.
      3. Proposals relating to the positioning of actuation devices have been based on the drawings provided. In the absence of detailed section/structural drawings, APS cannot accept responsibility for any Client’s specific requirements should additional devices be required to provide protection to areas which are not identified by the information provided.
      4. Unless stated otherwise, APS has not checked that the design meets the grading that maybe specified or referred to in any specification or drawings referred to or otherwise implied.
      5. When an Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm System is being un-set, the Police have historically been called to a high incidence of false alarms. In view of this, additional safeguards are now required for some un-setting methods. The proposal details the suggested un-setting method. However, APS advises that the Customer’s insurance company is contacted to confirm that this method is acceptable to them.
      6. The Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm System external audible warnings will be fitted with a cut-out facility to operate after 15 minutes following alarm activation. After the operation of the cut-out device, the system will automatically re-arm, excluding any circuit(s) which caused the initial activation, but will only operate the local audible warning(s) in the event of a further activation.
      7. In cases where the Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm System is linked to the APS nominated Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) and, subject to any verification routines, alarm signals generated from site will be relayed to the Police. APS would advise that if the Police receive an excessive number of false calls, this could result in the withdrawal of their response to signals originating from the alarm system, leaving the customer on Key holder response only. It is in the Customer’s interest to be aware of false alarms and to minimise the risk of occurrence.
      8. The system will either generate open/close signals each time the system is set or unset, or it will generate an abort signal following activation when the code is entered into the keypad. Should APS receive an intruder signal from site while the system is un-set, or if TFS receive an abort signal within 90 seconds from receiving an intruder signal, the Police will not be called.
      9. All detection devices remain fully active until an authorised Key holder enters the premises via the designated entry route, automatically triggering the entry delay timer. This will allow access to the keypad only to disarm the system.
    1. Under the guidelines of the NSI Gold accreditation, it is important that any system should be fully maintained at all times.
    2. Following connection of the signalling system to APS nominated Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), there will be a period whilst waiting for the Police URN during which Fire, Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm signals will be subject to a Key holder response only and will not be passed to the Police.
    3. APS offers one of the following Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Detailed Terms & Conditions, including any exclusions, are outlined within the Maintenance Contract Agreement (a copy of which is available upon request):
      • Standard - includes Mon-Fri, 24 hour call out response SLA, Labour and Parts Chargeable, 2 PPM’s
      • Standard Plus - includes Mon-Sun 8-24 Hour call out response, Labour charge inclusive, 2 PPM’s
      • Fully Comprehensive - includes 24/7-365 cover, 8 hour call out response, Labour and Parts inclusive, 2 PPM’s
    4. Unless stated otherwise within the proposal, any cost associated with on-going line rental and monitoring charges for digital communicators or RedCare signalling is excluded from the SLA.
    5. Minimum contract term will be 12 months, all proposals are automatically renewable unless stated otherwise.
    6. APS requires 3 months written notice before the due date for contract termination
    7. Costs will be charged in accordance with the Emergency Engineer Callout Rates Schedule and the SLA detailed within the proposal. This applies only to Standard and Standard Plus Agreements where applicable.
    8. Engineer travel costs will be charged at the same rates as those detailed under 27.8
    9. Chargeable time on site will be in hourly increments and part hours will be increased to the next highest whole hour
    10. Where APS is taking over responsibility for Maintenance from another provider, APS will undertake a basic survey as part of the first visit to verify the state of the system and quality of maintenance records
    11. Based on findings, APS may recommend an initial 100% test of the system prior to continuing with the normal routine inspections. This test would be charged separately and would only apply where previous maintenance was poor, insufficient records where available or the system is deemed to be in an unsatisfactory state
    12. Any problems identified within 90 days of commencement of contract, which in the opinion of APS, affect the integrity of the system, will be deemed to have existed prior to our involvement and rectification may be subject to additional charge
    13. APS reserve the right to offer an alternative Maintenance option based on the findings
    1. Competence
      1. APS recognises its duty of care under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant statutory provisions. So far as is reasonably practicable, APS will provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for Company employees. It is expected that any risks associated with site operations will be brought to the attention of TFS in order that this duty of care is not compromised.
      2. APS provides the highest levels of competence in respect of all work carried out. APS holds 3rd party certification to ISO9001, NSI Gold and Safe Contractor.
    2. Asbestos
      1. It is important for both APS and Customers that any asbestos is not disturbed when working on site. At the start of any works, APS is to be advised of any known asbestos issues on site and shown the asbestos register, unless the Customer confirms in writing that the building is asbestos free. The Customer has a legal obligation to provide APS with this information.
      2. APS has detailed procedures covering what to do if asbestos is discovered on a site during works, and engineers are made aware of this through training and toolbox talks.
      3. Proposals are provided on the understanding that:
        • The areas of works within the building are free from asbestos.
        • Any asbestos within the building has been identified clearly and accurately and detailed in the site asbestos register, following a survey undertaken under the authorisation of the building duty holder, and that this information has been brought to the attention of APS in writing prior to the proposal being issued.
      4. Access Equipment
        1. Unless specified, access above 3 metres is not provided but may be dependent on pre-contractual agreement. Please see Exclusion Schedule. APS engineering activities will be carried out using standard step ladders and ladders. Any other form of access below 3 metres, such as podiums, will need to be provided free of charge to APS in order to carry out their duties.
        2. Special arrangements may be made separately for the hire of scaffolding etc. to access high level detection.
        3. Powered access equipment will only be driven by trained operators assisted by a banksman (if required), who have attended a recognised course and hold an IPAF certificate.
      5. CDM Regulations
        1. In accordance with the Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM2015), where APS is appointed as the principal contractor, APS will adequately plan, manage and resource the work. This will include the obligation of subcontractors to ensure a suitable induction and consultation programme for workers.
        2. Information will be communicated regarding hazards present on site and those created by the design.
        3. APS will ensure there are adequate welfare facilities on site.
        4. APS fully accepts and understands its duty role under CDM2015.
      6. Waste Management
        1. Waste Management will be in accordance with the APS Environmental Policy.
        2. Segregated waste systems that are provided will be utilised (if applicable)
      7. Occupational Health
        1. Occupational Health will be in accordance with the APS Occupational Health Policy.
      8. Noise
        1. Control of Noise will be in accordance with current legislation and guidance provided by the HSE & Environment Agency.
      9. Dust
        1. All reasonable steps will be taken to keep dust to a minimum to comply with all site procedures.
    1. The proposal forming part of this response is confidential information and is proprietary to A Plus Security Ltd (APS). This information is supplied without liability for errors or omissions. No part of this document can be reproduced, used or disclosed in any way, without the prior written consent of APS. The copyright and foregoing restriction of reproductions, use and disclosure extend to all media in which this information may be embodied.
    1. APS holds the following insurances; full details are available upon request:
      • Employers Liability - £10M
      • Public / Products Liability - £5M
      • Professional Indemnity - £100K
    1. This Contract comprises the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions, prior collateral agreements, negotiations, notices of intention, promises, warranties, undertakings and representations (collectively “representations”) other than those representations expressly included in the Contract; the parties agree that they have not been induced to enter into this Contract on the basis of any representations other than those expressly included in the Contract; and neither part shall be bound by or liable for any representation of any kind or nature not expressly included in the Contract.
    2. The Customer shall not rely on any variation of the Contract or any waiver of any of its terms unless contained in or evidenced by a letter or facsimile transmission sent by or on behalf of APS.
    1. Any notice by either party to the other pursuant to these Conditions shall be given by letter or email. The notice period either way must be no less than 1 calendar month from the date of the notice.
    1. The Contract shall be subject to and construed in accordance with English Law and both parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
    1. Any dispute or difference of any kind whatsoever which arises or occurs between the parties in relation to anything or matter arising under, out of or in connection with the Contract shall be referred to arbitration by a single arbitrator appointed by agreement or (in default) nominated on the application of either party by the President for the time being of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in accordance with the rules of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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We chose A-Plus Security to carry out the upgrade of our electronic security systems for our 9 colleges and they have far exceeded our expectations in their approach to the projects. We are a UK wide organisation where the planning and mobilising of these major project around term times is time critical and A Plus Security have been nothing short of fantastic in the communication, there design proposals, openness to last minute changes, pre and post-sales support and their management of 3rd party companies and IT services. We would highly recommend A Plus Security to any organisation who are looking to install or upgrade their systems.

Nationwide Groups of Colleges

A Plus Security exceeded all expectations, following a late award of the contract due to a different contractor pulling out. All fire and security works were completed when requested and signed off on finish, with no issues noted. We have continued working with A Plus on following projects and would fully recommend them.

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