Rules for using Warp It

How to contribute or claim resources

The Warp It system has been developed to make the transfer of resources between owners simple and easy. The system has been developed after 10 years in the furniture and equipment reuse sector. There are a lot of problems inherent in transferring equipment- which can be avoided with some straightforward guidance.

To make sure the transfers of ownership are efficient legal and safe, the following guidelines should be followed- as well as the Transfer of Ownership form and the Terms and Conditions.

Contributing resources

The contributing party should describe goods accurately. The upload form has been designed to make this process as easy as possible. Where you see a [?] hover over it for guidance.

For example, Offices are usually cramped and so the correct dimensions are essential to ensure the efficient reuse of the item. If a desk is transferred and the size is wrong, then the whole process has been a waste of time and resources.

The contributor assigns ownership of the donated goods to the claimant. The contributor makes no warranty or representation of any kind, either expressed or implied including (without limitation) any warranty of merchantability or fitness for purpose in relation to the receipt or use of the donated goods.

Information Governance

It is your responsibility to ensure that any items you advertise which have been used for holding confidential information are cleared correctly.  You must follow the Trust's Information Governance Decommissioning Checklist to confirm that all such storage equipment has been thoroughly checked and is free of any confidential information before disposal.

Claiming Resources

When claiming items, the claimant takes responsibility for the ownership of the item. It is recommend in all cases that claimants make an appointment to view the products of interest before committing to ownership. It is important that claimants satisfy themselves that the products meet with their approval. 

Second hand equipment is not covered by manufacturers guarantees.

The Claimant must acknowledge and agrees that:
a) The donated goods will be for the use of the claimant only;
b) The claimant must ensure that the donated goods are safe and fit for their purpose.
c) The claimant accepts the donated goods entirely at its own risk and the contributor is not responsible for any injury or harm resulting from the use of donated goods.
d) The claimant indemnifies, releases and holds the contributor harmless from and against all claims, damages, loss, expense and liability, both direct and indirect, of whatsoever nature arising from or in connection with the donated goods.

Electrical Equipment 

All electrical equipment should have an up-to-date electrical safety test sticker (PAT test).  Electrical equipment with a valid PAT sticker is safe to use after a move.  However, if you have any concerns contact the estates helpdesk for advice.

What our customers are saying



Really useful item and great saving for the public purse!

Dorothy Tinsley, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

I have used Warp It a few times now - it's much quicker and simpler than ordering items new, plus is better for the environment and free! 

Win Win!

Anon, University of Exeter

Very quick response - already collected the items!

Anon, University of Exeter