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    Commercial Network Wiring

    I work for a large corporation in a site remote from headquarters. My boss, who is not an IT person at all, believe that we can have our building folks string our network cabling in our building and I agree. BUT . . . she wants me to make the connections for the ports and plugs. I've done this in my own home and found it very easy but I don't feel at all comfortable doing this in our building. I think there is a liability issue and that should something go wrong with this wiring, an uncertified person like me could be hung out to dry.

    We have a company that does this for us and I don't see why we don't continue with them. She believes that we will have more flexibility if we do it ourselves and I feel that we would have more liability. <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this? What do you do at your location?

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    Re: Commercial Network Wiring

    What is your position in the Company?

    Generally, I would have the people who regularly do this work for you, continue to do so.
    How do you spell "flexibility"? Cheap or Save a buck?

    I don't know about the legal ramifications of this but I think I would explain to her exactly how you feel about doing something out of your job description.
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    Re: Commercial Network Wiring

    My official job title is "Senior Systems Analyst" but my boss thinks all things IT are created equal--and we all know they're not.

    Actually I know how to do this. I had my recently built home wired for all sorts of things (cable, phone, network) and have installed the ports and plugs; being ABLE to do the work is not the issue. It certainly doesn't fit into any job description for a Systems Analyst I've ever seen!

    But my greatest concern is still the liablity issue. I'm not a licensed electrician and have no desire to do this type of work as a job. I like to design and implement software solutions

    Thanks for your input!.

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    Re: Commercial Network Wiring

    Stick to your guns on this and have the outside company do it.

    I know how to rake leaves but you sure won't see me outside the office door doing a job on the lawn!!

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    Re: Commercial Network Wiring

    Good point!

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    Re: Commercial Network Wiring

    I would approach this from the insurance viewpoint.

    Does your company have insurance for public, staff, buildings, etc, liability should your "proposed" work prove faulty in any way? I suspect any insurance company would immediately repudiate any insurance if such safety-critical work was not performed by a qualified firm or individual...

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