Insurance cover is required for any machine that goes out on hire. Either the hirer may provide their own insurance cover ( a copy of this is to be provided prior to the commencement of hire ) and take full responsibility for risk of damage or loss, or the hirer pays the 8% insurance premium and uses the insurance cover provided by Allways Hire. This decision needs to be made prior to the start of the hire period, not at the return of the machine. More insurance details and what is covered under the insurance tab. All repair costs up to the insurance excess amount of $2,500 – $10,000 is payable by the hirer regardless of the circumstances.