Client supplied cradles are subject to P&M approval. However that doesn't necessarily mean responsibility automatically transfers in part or full from client to P&M. Contract will spell this out with any waivers etc.Good to know.
What does not make sense to me is that P&M would be careful to examine the insurance policy to be sure it met their requirements before they would lift anything, but not careful enough to examine the cradle itself to be sure it met their requirements before they would set anything down on it.
Doesn't it seem to you that someone or something inserted themselves into the responsibility equation?