Most cases you can't see all the work done so when I hear Is It safe ,well ,since I can't see everything it would be hard to say if it was safe or dangerous.But where I work they all want the information, they don't want to pay to check it out,so no money ,no check.
Re: Is It Safe?#2783 07/25/0107:14 PM07/25/0107:14 PM
After reading about that case, I have little sympathy for someone who would put themselves in that position. BTW, as far as I know, the doctrine of "Last Clear Chance" does not apply in every state.
Evidently, we must protect all people from their own stupidity at all times. I thought that the law of natural selection should apply in these cases so that these folks couldn't contribute to the gene pool.
Anyhow, when I see something I don't feel I can keep quiet about, I tell the customer & if they don't want it fixed, I make sure to put a description of the problem on their invoice.
I like your Link, I often wonder where lines get drawn. With laws like the "Good Samaritan" law it's not much of a stretch to finding us responsible for problems we see but do not fix. Maybe we should get paid before we come in the front door?
Re: Is It Safe?#2789 07/26/0111:48 PM07/26/0111:48 PM
By the way, the "Good Samaritan" laws I've heard of on this end of the country are intended to shield from liability those who do their best when they intervene, not find them liable for not helping. The problem is, an electrician is a professional not a layman when it comes to knowing electrical hazards.
I'm sure automobile mechanics face the same thing when a person wants a bald tire patched, a tire changed when the brakes are worn out, and so forth. They usually list this as recommended work, do they not? My local garage has a preprinted place on their form for this very thing.
"Numerous other electrical hazards should be remediated promptly."
[This message has been edited by Dspark (edited 07-27-2001).]