Liability Risks - Renting Food Service Equip

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Liability Risks - Renting Food Service Equip

Post by fishmonger » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:01 pm

I'm on the board for a local baseball league. To make a long story short, for years our league operated a snack shack that in theory was supposed to provide a financial benefit to the league. This is in a park with 3 baseball diamonds which is owned by our City (as is the snack shack). For years the City let us operate the snack shack free of charge. Due to lack of controls and mismanagement, this spring we decided to let the City put it out to bid to a private vendor.

The vendor has been selected and wants to use/rent some of our kitchen equipment - fryolators, fridges, steamers, grill, etc. The City owns the shack, but our league owns all of the equipment. I'm just curious if we leased the equipment to this vendor, would a Hold Harmless agreement be enough to absolve us of liability if the vendor/one of his employees were to get injured?

Any help would be appreciated

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