1. LMATS may call for trade references to evaluate the credit history of the client and in the event of such references not being satisfactory, or not being supplied as requested; the Company may withhold delivery and terminate the contract forthwith.
  2. Work will not commence until a written purchase order indicating LMATS fee proposal number is supplied by the client
  3. LMATS Fee Proposals are based on normal business hours (weekdays 7.30 am to 4.00pm). Any work or travel performed outside the normal business hours (between 4.00pm and 9.30pm) will be charged at an additional overtime rate.
  4. All prices stated in LMATS quotation are excluding GST, induction costs and any site specific allowances.
  5. All illustrations, drawings & specifications supplied with quotations are approximate only.
  6. Any quoted job completion time is estimate only and LMATS will not be liable for failure to deliver or delay in delivery for any reason.
  7. Secondments are defined as arrangements such that an LMATS technician travels directly to client site & then home without going to LMATS laboratory) – particularly when the technician reports directly to the client rather than through LMATS laboratory. In these cases, by accepting this proposal the client accepts responsibility as follows. Client to ensure the work has been completed as per the agreed scope. Client to verify the start and finish times of the technician, and ensure the technician has worked the agreed hours. Client has 28 days to dispute any invoice, after this it will be taken that the client has accepted the invoice and agrees that the work has been completed as per the agreed scope of work.
  8. Any cost for the procurement of PPE in addition to the Standard PPE or clothing will be charged to the clients.
  9. Any costs in relation to client-specified medical tests will be charged to the client at the standard hourly rate (e.g. time spent at the clinic, medical appointment booking time, travel time, etc) plus medical professional fees.
  10. Preparation of client specific procedures or client documents will incur additional charges at normal hourly rates.
  11. All standby, site induction, permits, job waiting, site delays, repair test/ retest will be charged at LMATS Standard hourly rate
  12. Stand down time will be charged for the period of 10 hour break after excessive overtime and intermittent afternoon or night shifts.
  13. Living away from home expenses is applicable whenever the personnel cannot return home on the same night.
  14. Witnessing work will incur additional 10% surcharge on the total invoice amount.
  15. Parking fees at actual cost in relation to your job will be charged separately in addition to other estimated items.
  16. Machining surcharge will be charged for cutting samples from big castings, forgings, hard products.
  17. Client shall provide site electrical power, water and height access equipment.
  18. All test areas shall be clearly identified and properly arranged to facilitate simple access. In the absence of this arrangement, LMATS will charge at a Standard hourly rate.
  19. Unless requested by the client to return test items, LMATS at its discretion may dispose or retain and display any test samples, specimens or items as a reference material for training, education and knowledge sharing in the industry.
  20. LMATS reserves the right
    1. to invoice the client for partially completed work when the client cancels work order prior to the completion.
    2. to hold any test results if the invoices for the previous work are not paid as per the terms.
    3. To revoke any issued reports or professional indemnity, if the invoice for completed work is not paid.
    4. to charge the client for the cost of packaging and delivery of goods or samples. LMATS will not take any liability for the damage or deterioration or loss in transit. The client shall insure their samples or goods in transit.
    5. to charge the client for any damage of the test equipment due to your items while testing your product.
    6. to subcontract the work and/or supply of any part of the work to other parties
  21. The client shall pay progress payment for invoices for the on-going work at the end of each month.
  22. All LMATS Invoices are subject to The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002
  23. Invoices will be emailed to the nominated email address. Additional service charges will apply for alternative mode of delivery.
  24. Cheque handling fee of $150 will be charged if payment is not done via EFT.
  25. All invoices shall be paid within 30 days from the job completion date. Otherwise 10% penalty interest will be charged as per Section 2 of the Penalty Interest Act 1983.
  26. LMATS or its professional indemnity insurance provider do not indemnify the contents within a report or the conformity of a tested product unless the invoice for the reported work is paid in full within the agreed credit terms.
  27. International work incurs the following fees:
    1. Mobilisation expenses for personnel, equipment or goods, and associated expenses at cost + 15%
    2. International customs fees, carnets, freight, visas, bank and currency conversion fees at cost + 15%
    3. Any applicable fees or deposits for customs, carnets, deposits or duties for international importation or exportation of equipment shall be covered and reimbursed by the client, including interest at 10% per annum (calculated monthly) until the deposits or fees are returned to LMATS Pty Ltd. Customs deposits may be 50% or more of the equipment value.
    4. Administration time for organising international work or transport shall be charged at the rate of $110+GST/hour/person or as otherwise agreed. This includes any time spent prior, during or following the work in organising carnets, customs deposits, freight, mobilisation, personnel, equipment, visas, availabilities, goods or consumables.