Bike Trailer Manual 2008–09 by fjwuxn

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									Cardinia Shire Council
Bike Trailer Manual


Information manual for use of
the Cardinia Shire Council bike trailer

Hire available to schools and community groups




2008–09
TABLE OF CONTENTS


        BIKE TRAILER BOND...................................................................................................................2
        CONDITIONS OF HIRE................................................................................................................3
                1.       Rental ........................................................................................................................................ 3
                2.       Security ..................................................................................................................................... 3
                3.       Damage..................................................................................................................................... 3
                4.       Refusal to let ............................................................................................................................ 3
                5.       Claims/insurance .................................................................................................................... 3
                6.       Helmets .................................................................................................................................... 4
                7.       Vests.......................................................................................................................................... 4
                8.       Further notes ........................................................................................................................... 4
                9.       Towing of trailer ..................................................................................................................... 4
                10.      Qualifications........................................................................................................................... 4
        APPLICATION FORM....................................................................................................................5
        CHEQUE REQUISITION FOR REFUND OF BOND ................................................................6
        EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST ...........................................................................................................7
        ADDITIONAL INFORMATION....................................................................................................8




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                                                                  Bike trailer manual 2008–09
This manual includes:

1.        Conditions of hire

2.        Application for trailer hire

3.        Equipment checklist / comments sheet


IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ ALL OF THE ATTACHED INFORMATION

Please take the equipment checklist with you on collection and return of trailer, ensure that you have
listed all equipment, then sign.

On collection, if you find equipment lost or damaged, please document and contact:

          Council’s Active Children’s Officer on 1300 787 624 as soon as possible

On returning trailer, please leave the signed checklist in the trailer, ready for inspection.

Thank you for your cooperation.




Kate Beveridge
Active Children’s Officer
Cardinia Shire Council




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                   Bike trailer manual 2008–09
BIKE TRAILER BOND

Please note: Bond will not be returned if conditions of hiring the bike trailer
are not met.
1.        All enquiries concerning the hire of the bike trailer should be directed to Council’s Active
          Children’s Officer at Cardinia Shire Council on 1300 787 624. A tentative booking will be
          made depending on the availability of the equipment. Confirmation of the booking will be
          made in writing.

          Bookings must be confirmed by payment of the bond no later than three weeks before hire
          commencement date.

          A cheque for the bond ($100) is to be made payable to: Cardinia Shire Council.

          A certificate of currency of public liability insurance must be provided with application.

          Proof of completion of Bike Ed training must be given (photocopy is fine).

2.        Completed application form (see attached), required paperwork and bond fee are to be sent to:

                     Council’s Active Children’s Officer
                     Cardinia Shire Council
                     PO Box 7
                     Pakenham 3810

          On completion of hire and if hiring conditions have been meet, bond will be returned.

3.        Equipment is to be collected from:

                     Cardinia Shire Council Depot
                     Purton Road
                     Pakenham
                     Contact: 1300 787 624

4.        Proof of identity (a current driver’s licence) must be shown when picking up trailer.




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                  Bike trailer manual 2008–09
CONDITIONS OF HIRE

     1. Rental

Based on 10 bikes, 10 helmets and trailer (Registration number QSI 315).
          • x2 20 inch BMX bikes
          • x2 26 inch mountain bikes
          • x6 24 inch mountain bikes

Rental periods: weekly, Monday AM to Friday PM

Trailer must be picked up and returned during opening hours of the depot between 7.15am–4pm.

     2. Security

It is a condition of hire that, when not in use, the trailer remains locked and secured at all times. The
trailer must be garaged or locked up within the hirer’s property.

     3. Damage

Any loss or damage to the trailer or its contents that exceed the bond will be charged to the hirer. Any
damage to a third party while under hire is the responsibility of the hirer.

As the hirer is responsible for the care and safe return of all equipment, you must:
• check all items before and after use
• clean the equipment
• report any damage
• ensure that bikes are replaced in the trailer carefully and safely
• ensure that locks and keys are replaced.

 Loss of bond or part loss of bond will be deemed necessary if a representative of Cardinia Shire
Council considers the equipment or trailer damaged in any way. Repairs that exceed the bond shall be
charged to the hirer.

A tyre repair kit is available in the trailer to the hirer to repair any punctures that may occur.

     4. Refusal to let

Cardinia Shire Council reserves the right to refuse hire of the trailer at its own discretion.

     5. Claims/insurance

The hirer shall be responsible for any crash, accident, loss, damage, third party property damage or any
injury sustained by any person using any part of the bike trailer or its contents during the currency of
the hiring. The hirer should have their own Public Liability Insurance, and should provide a copy of a
certificate of currency as part of the application.




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                   Bike trailer manual 2008–09
     6. Helmets

The hiring organisation is reminded that all cyclists are required by law to wear approved bicycle
helmets (complying with Australian Standards) whenever the bicycles are in motion. This law applies
to all bike paths, public venues and roads. Helmets are provided with the trailer to encourage
compliance with this legal requirement.

     7. Vests

It is strongly recommended that the visibility vests provided are worn by all participants.

NB: School leaders should note that the wearing of a visibility vest is a Department of Schools
Education requirement during all cycling activities

     8. Further notes

•      Preference for hiring of the bikes and trailer will be given to residents of Cardinia Shire Council.
•      No sub-letting without permission is permitted.
•      The bicycle trailer and contents is only to be hired out as one item.

     9. Towing of trailer

The trailer will not be issued to any group unless an appropriate vehicle (6-cylinder) is provided.

Cardinia Shire Council has the right to refuse release of the trailer to any group that does not fit
the criteria of the hire agreement.

Bike trailer specifications are available on request.

     10. Qualifications

The bike trailer will only be hired out to people who have successfully completed Bicycle Education
Instructor Training. Proof of this will be required upon booking (photocopy is fine).




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                  Bike trailer manual 2008–09
APPLICATION FORM


                                        Application for bike trailer hire



Dates/times required:                am/pm to                 am/pm

Bond: $100

Organisation:

Contact person:

Address:

Post code:                                        Phone (business)


Email address:

Name and driver's licence number (of the person collecting the trailer):



Completion of Bike Ed training (of the person collecting the trailer) – please attach photocopy
of certificate.


I/we have read the conditions of hire and agree to accept the above equipment on the terms stipulated.


Signed:                                                                    Date:



Send this form with a cheque for $100, a certificate of current public liability insurance, and a copy of
Bike Ed certificate to Active Children’s Officer, Cardinia Shire Council, PO Box 7 Pakenham 3810.




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                 Bike trailer manual 2008–09
CHEQUE REQUISITION FOR REFUND OF BOND

  Checked (out):
  Date:                                    Time:

  Hirer's signature:


  Checked (in):
  Date:                                    Time:


  Damage report:

  The bike trailer is returned in good order and condition or as specified in the damage report.

  Signed (hirer)

  (If any of this property is damaged or missing, please contact the Active Children’s Officer as soon as
  possible, otherwise return this form to the Active Children’s Officer when returning the trailer.)



Refund due: $



It is your responsibility to check the trailer on collection and return, and to report any missing or
damaged equipment




Cardinia Shire Council                                                                    Bike trailer manual 2008–09
EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

  Item                             Quantity   Checked collection   Checked return
  Bicycles                         10
  Helmets                          10
  Visibility vests                 10
  First aid kit                    1
  Cones                            12
  Bicycle pump                     1
  Tool kit                         1
  Puncture kit/tubes               6
  Signs (stop, give way, no left   7
  turn, railway crossing,
  roundabout)
  Base plates                      6
  Comments:




Cardinia Shire Council                                                Bike trailer manual 2008–09
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You can find out more about Bike Ed from these websites:

Police: http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=9624


Fact sheet:
http://www.cyclingpromotion.com.au/images/stories/factsheets/Children_and_Bike_Riding.pdf


Bicycle Victoria: http://www.bv.com.au/


Australian Bicycle Council: http://www.austroads.com.au/abc/




Cardinia Shire Council                                                      Bike trailer manual 2008–09

								
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