In this example, the blocking clause may require the participant to accept all risks related to the activity, including the risk of death. A Hold Harmless agreement or other similar agreements are often used. In principle, it is used to protect one or both parties in a variety of situations. Frequent situations are as follows: Maintaining harmless agreements is a frequent precautionary measure, especially in sectors such as construction, real estate, and special events. These agreements are often seen as clauses in larger commercial contracts and can help companies avoid unnecessary litigation or damage when establishing a business relationship with a third party. 1. Overview The end of an agreement is as important as its beginning. A change in the business climate or the objectives of the parties may mean that it is time to terminate the contract and exempt the parties from their obligations. Maintaining harmless agreements almost always appear in construction contracts to protect the project owner when the act, inaction or negligence of a contractor or subcontractor causes loss or damage. This obligation parallels any insurance that contractors maintain and often offers a mechanism to trigger the contractor`s insurance on behalf of an owner, especially when the additional insured commitment fails due to incorrect approval language. . . .