By Alex Barthet

On this episode, we are going to talk about something that happens on your job site on a daily basis, that creates liability for you and you don’t even know it.

Lending or borrowing job site equipment. Maybe it’s a forklift, maybe it’s an excavator, maybe it’s just for an hour, maybe it’s for a week. Whatever it is, if it’s your equipment, you need to make sure that you cover yourself as the owner or lessee, lessor of the equipment to the person that you are lending it to. How do you do that? Listen up.

Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or

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