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  1. Npt88
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    Im recently starting out and not yet joined one of the 'scams'. But Iv just had a phone call from a commercial place asking me to do a 5 yearly. Can I do this just on some model forms? And how do I go about getting them countersigned?
    Thanks
    Ps. I have 2391 etc
     
  2. spinlondon
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    You don't have to be a member of a scheme to conduct inspections (even for domestic installations), although in some cases institutions will refuse to accept reports from someone who is not a member of a scheme.
    As a sole trader, you would not bother with getting the form countersigned.
    That space is there for companies where there might be a chief tester or QS who checks and signs off other tester's work.
     
  3. richy3333
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    ^^^ As Spin says, unless you are an NICEIC Approved contractor then you are the Inspector and Qualified Supervisor all in one if a Sole Trader. If you are using software for your certs then just choose the option for single signatory else sign both.
     
  4. Npt88
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    Cheers guys.
    Now I know at my old place we used to charge per circuit but we did a lot of testing. Is this the norm? Or day rates?
     
  5. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Forum Mentor

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    you have to take each one on its merits. some will be OK at £XX per circuit, and some based as hourly rate. i would have a brief look at each job and then decide which way is better for you.
     
  6. Npt88
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    I'm off to meet the blone next Friday and going to have a walk around with him. Il have a count up of circuits and go from there
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Forum Mentor

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    have a look round at the rest of the installation. if it's a mare, quote hourly rate.
     
  8. Npt88
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    Yeh. Cheers for the advice. The building was only built 5 years ago. So I'm hoping the install will be pretty good condition and labelled up etc.
     
  9. telectrix
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    so was the titanic. and that was only a few months old.
     
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  10. spinlondon
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    Pity the iceberg wasn't labled.
     
  11. siwhite
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    It was! The label was on the bottom though ;)
     
  12. Npt88
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    Been to look at it, Total of 92 Single phase circuits and 7 Three phase. Looks pretty good condition from the outset.
    Also asked about an Em lighting duration test and a 100% fire alarm annual service.
    Thinking pricing the testing per circuit and no idea how to on the em lighting and fire alarms. Hourly rate? I know fire alarm firm charge a small fortune for there services!
     
  13. Paul.M
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    How many EM lights are there?
     
  14. Npt88
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    Bugger! For some reason i never thought to count up! im gunna estimate about 50. Maybes charge for the equivilent of 4 or 5 hours work.
    Create them a proper log book and instruct them in how to do a monthly functional test.
     
  15. spinlondon
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    Are they not also supposed to check each detector once a year?
    I seem to remember something about dividing the number of detectors by 12 and testing a different 12th each month at the same time as doing the monthly light test.
     
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