Currently doing a refurbishment project.
Client has an expensive piece of plant in the plant room, the surrounding kit is being
stripped out, replaced and the building re-roofed.
As project is based in England, sometimes it rains. The Contractor suggested as a mitigation strategy to protect the plant it should be containerised and safely stored off site. To avoid it being damaged during the course of the works.
PM decided to retain on site and box up the plant in a plywood crate insitu.
The risk in moving the plant was greater than leaving it insitu.
Now the expensive plant has potentially been damaged by some water ingress due to the re-roofing.
Question is - who pays for the repairs. The re-roofing works inevitably carry some risk but is it an unavoidable risk for the purposes of the works. Or negligence by the contractor or employer.