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#148323 - 07/02/04 02:52 PM Should Home Inspectors be Removing Panel Covers?
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I believe some will agree with me because I believe that a "Home Inspector" who has not received "electrical safety training on the hazards involved" should not be considered as a "Qualified Person" and should not remove the electrical equipment panel covers during their inspections!

This is a job for an electrician!

I am again interested in the safety of those who may have some concerns, and may be a bit afraid of the subject of electricity!
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Qualified Person. One who has skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of the electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training on the hazards involved.
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#148324 - 07/02/04 03:34 PM Re: Should Home Inspectors be Removing Panel Covers?
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I'm not sure if this really answers the question, but I'd say that if the home inspector does not have sufficient knowledge and training to be trusted to remove a panel cover in safety, then I'd say he doesn't have enough knowledge to be making a report on the condition of the wiring either.

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#148325 - 07/03/04 08:38 AM Re: Should Home Inspectors be Removing Panel Covers?
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• Most non-qualified home inspectors don’t realize that there are two hazards associated with electricity: electrical shock, which can shut down breathing and heart function even at very low levels; and, the risk of severe burns due to electrical arcing and arc blasts.

• In order for a home inspector to be considered as a qualified person to inspect ANY electrical system, a home inspector must learn how to protect themselves from both shock and burn hazards through the use of safe electrical work practices.
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#148326 - 07/03/04 05:16 PM Re: Should Home Inspectors be Removing Panel Covers?
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That could have been the origin of iwire’s discovery…


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