Do you ensure your equipment? How does this work in your country? Is it covered by the production? What do you do when you are not ensured and there is some damage?
Here in Holland we ensure our own equipment, because in the end, we are responsible for our own stuff. Even when it gets damaged during the job, by ouselves or another crewmember.
Here in Chile the insurance is not obligatory and when has a accident the production must be pay, but this not happens always. If the equipment has insurance, ussually the owner send a letter to production informing the deductible of the equipment, in that case the production must be pay the deductible.