Avoid Superlatives In Contracts

Avoid the use of superlatives in contracts and documents.

E.g. “all, make sure, assure, insure, as necessary”.

These can be interpreted as making a guarantee.
It would be better to use phrases such as “The company shall report observed failures of the contractor to the client”, instead of “The company will inspect all of the work to make sure it complies.”

This means you are not responsible for work you don’t do, you just report failures. If you leave the “make sure it complies” part, your company could be held liable for failures that are out of your control and not part of your work.

Generalisations should be avoided. Specifics are better.

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