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AHJ

05:27AM | 03/30/02
Member Since: 03/29/02
4 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
What is the definition of a qualified person?

rpxlpx

02:25AM | 04/01/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
In my humble opininon, the term "qualified person" is used by those who want to protect themselves from lawsuits, and don't have real control over what you and I do with their products. The only way they can avoid responsibility for screwups is to advise that a qualified person should be doing whatever-it-is. Then, you are responsible for your own determination of just how "qualified" a person should be to perform this task or use that product.
The level of "qualification" required by law to do many things varies greatly from place to place, and there's just no way a manufacturer can tell you what you must do in your location. They can only say things like: "Make sure you follow the local rules." or "Get a qualified person."

GlennG

08:12AM | 04/01/02
To me a qualified person in the electrical field is one who knows the rules and regulations governing the type of work he is doing (NEC and local electrical and building codes) and is capable of implementing them in conjunction with following the manufacturers recommendations.

rpxlpx

07:47AM | 07/29/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
The definition of "qualified person" in the NEC proves my point, above. It gives no specifics at all - just says you need to know your subject and have safety training to be a qualified person.
How well must you know your subject? How well trained must you be? Anybody's guess.

ttfn

06:09AM | 07/30/02
Member Since: 07/29/02
7 lifetime posts
quote:
The definition of "qualified person" in the NEC proves my point, above. It gives no specifics at all - just says you need to know your subject and have safety training to be a qualified person.
How well must you know your subject? How well trained must you be? Anybody's guess.

You are arguing the definition of a 'Qualified Person' with Joe Tedesco ????
After reading your response about wall scounces you are not qualified to give advice to any one.
ttfn

rpxlpx

09:25AM | 07/30/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Hey ttfn, nobody is "arguing" about the definition at all - just complaining that is is incomplete and doesn't help the original poster to know when he is safe and legal.
I stand by that complaint. The definition is not very helpful.
Others are free to argue - if that's their preference.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 30, 2002).]

old_timer

01:34PM | 07/31/02
Member Since: 07/30/02
5 lifetime posts
as an electrical contractor with 38 years in the trade, i have seen quite a bit of bad wiring, device mis-applications, and downright dangerous shortcuts. also, as a long-time "student" of the N.E.C., i have joined this forum to offer any reasonable help, (keyword--->REASONABLE), as well as my professional opinion of the various "d.i.y." questions that are posted here. safety and quality workmanship are the only 2 criteria i plan to adhere to. when a "d.i.y.er" asks me about a project or problem he has, the first thing i do is look at the potential danger involved, then, i look at the complexity of the job. if, in my opinion, you need to leave it alone and call a pro, i will tell you so, not becauuse of any personal feelings i may have for you, but for the safety concerns i have. there is an old saying that i live by every day, when i walk out my door to go to the jobsite. the saying is, "there are bold electricians and there are old electricians, but there are very few old, bold electricians."

have a safe day!!

HBB

08:10AM | 08/20/02
Member Since: 08/19/02
29 lifetime posts
Yo, Joe...

Love that impromptu floating duplex receptacle. Shows some bold thought and imagination.

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