Terms and conditions for the provision of engineers & or trained personnel for work overseas

1 For all Countries, States or Territories overseas, the Customer will be charged an agreed daily rate per engineer or trained personnel which will be applicable to their level of expertise and agreed by GDM Lindex Ltd and the Customer. The Daily rate will apply from departure to return to the engineers normal place of work.

The daily rate is charged per a day, seven days a week although the engineers working week is subject to Agreement between GDM Lindex Ltd and the customer.

The charge for the engineers home country transportation to and from airport and return flights will be additional to the daily rate. If this necessitates an overnight Hotel stay this and meal will also be charged to the customer.

In accordance with the engineers conditions of service they are entitled to spend a leave period not in excess of 14 days following 3 months continuous overseas service and the cost of the return airfare incurred shall be bourne by the customer. Engineers are entitled to home leave over the Christmas period and should site work run over this period it will therefore be interrupted and the customer shall have to pay the cost of a return airfare.

The engineer/s are entitled to statutory bank holidays in the country they are working. If work is required on such days a premium rate will be agreed and charged accordingly to the customer.

2 The working week is to be agreed between the customer and GDM Lindex Ltd. In general the week is taken as a six day week and a 10 hour day with a one hour break for lunch and a ½ hour morning and afternoon break. This is based upon single shift (day) working. Any changes to this arrangement may incur additional charges. For example longer hours or different shifts to accommodate special targets or abnormal conditions.

The engineer/s will present timesheets for signature weekly and these sheets will be authorised by the customer and be the basis for charging.

If a fixed price contract is agreed this will supersede the rates and comments made reference items 1 & 2 above.

3 Time waiting or lost through circumstances outside the control of the engineer shall be chargeable to the customer as specified in items 1 & 2.

4 Unless otherwise agreed by GDM Lindex Ltd and the customer on all overseas engagements the customer is responsible to meet the engineer / s on arrival in the country and to take them or arrange transportation to take them to their accommodation at the customers cost. Furthermore the customer is responsible to provide the engineer free of charge, adequate and suitable accommodation, meals, individual transportation for their sole use and any reasonable incidental costs incurred in connection with his/her work and secondment overseas.

5 The customer shall arrange all necessary work permits. The customer shall also make any arrangements which may be required with local labour unions to permit the engineer/s to perform his/her duties

6 With reference to individual transportation provided the customer will ensure the engineer/s is fully indemnified against all risks, charges and claims by means of a suitable insurance policy.

7 In the event of temporary sickness or incapacity the customer shall provide free medical and / or dental attention and if applicable full hospital facilities. The engineers full wage and allowances during his indisposition shall be chargeable to the customer.

In the case of extended sickness or incapacity resulting in the necessity of repatriation of the engineer, GDM Lindex Ltd shall be responsible for the costs of repatriation and replacement engineer/s only.

GDM Lindex Ltd shall take all reasonable precautions to ensure that our engineers are medically fit for particular assignments.

8 Any income tax or other impost payable by the engineer/s in the country where erection or other work is taking place shall be immediately re-imbursed to the engineer by the customer and shall be deemed an expense payable by the customer.

9 In the absence of prior agreement where applicable it is the responsibility of the customer to provide at their cost skilled and semi skilled labour as agreed in the contract to work under the supervision of our engineer/s.

In addition it is the responsibility of the customer to provide at their costs where applicable adequate cranes, lifting tackle, ladders, scaffolding, power supplies, lighting, lubricating oil, fuel oil, compressed air, water and any such services necessary for the satisfactory completion of the work, plus all support labour and necessary tools to enable the engineer to carry out his duties. Furthermore collection of materials from sea or airport and arrangement of clearance and transportation to and from site are also to be undertaken by the customer at their cost.

10 Neither GDM Lindex Ltd or our engineer/s will accept responsibility for the behaviour and/or negligence of any locally engaged labour employed to assist our engineer/s in the performance of their duties.

11 Unless otherwise agreed the customer will provide free of charge any electrical engineers, cable jointers etc., who may be required to connect and commission all electrical equipment supplied under or installed in conjunction with the agreed work to be undertaken.

12 The services of the engineers provided by GDM Lindex Ltd are at the disposal of the customer. There is no guarantee or undertaking on the part of GDM Lindex Ltd neither do GDM Lindex Ltd accept responsibility for any statements which may be made unless confirmed in writing by GDM Lindex Ltd, nor do GDM Lindex Ltd accept responsibility for loss or damage howsoever incurred during the visit, or arising out of the work for which they have been engaged. The customer will indemnify GDM Lindex Ltd against any claim from a third party arising out of any instruction by the customer to GDM Lindex Ltd engineer/s.

13 Should GDM Lindex Ltd deem it necessary or advisable to require assistance for the installation of equipment outside of GDM Lindex Ltd supply, an extra charge will be made on the customer covering the services of the specialist engineer/s from the manufacturer of the equipment concerned.

14 Any persons provided by the customer to assist GDM Lindex Ltd engineer/s in the performance of the erection or other work, remain in the customers employment and the customer shall indemnify GDM Lindex Ltd and their engineer/s against all and any claim, demand, costs, charges and expenses in respect of claims arising of such persons by virtue of any statute or code or other legal systems which may be in force in the country in which the work is being carried out.

15 GDM Lindex Ltd engineer/s will observe any special fire, accident or safety regulations peculiar to the site at which the work is taking place , but only if such regulations are advised to GDM Lindex Ltd in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the start date for GDM Lindex Ltd engineer/s.

16 The customer shall be responsible for providing adequate guarding and protection of the site where the engineer/s are working.

17 The proper Law of the Contract shall be English Law and the parties to the contract submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

18 The clauses above are in addition to and shall be read in conjunction with GDM Lindex Ltd Terms and Conditions of Sale, and any special conditions as specified in each individual contract.