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Adam
Adam
19:58 Dec-01-2009
self employed ndt help

I am currently a contract painter, i am certified in mt and pt.
On the site were i work another company has asked if i can do the inspection for them (basically trying to keep costs down). I was wondering if i do it would i have to go through any stages to insure myself as i would be self employed not with a company.
Or anything else i would need to do.


Any responce would be great as this could do alot for me and my career in ndt.

thanks, adam

 
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anjafo
NDT Inspector
Norway, Joined Aug 2009, 204

anjafo

NDT Inspector
Norway,
Joined Aug 2009
204
22:58 Dec-01-2009
Re: self employed ndt help
In Reply to Adam at 19:58 Dec-01-2009 (Opening).

Many self employed people are contracted in to do NDT for other companies. So long as you work to their procedures you should be OK.

 
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Just providing a view
Just providing a view
02:01 Dec-02-2009
Re: self employed ndt help
In Reply to Adam at 19:58 Dec-01-2009 (Opening).

If you are self-employed and performing an inspection for another business you are accepting "all the responsibilities for your inspection decisions." No matter whose procedures you use, the inspection decision you provide is yours and yours alone.
If the item you have inspected fails and it can be traced to your decison stating the product inspected was acceptable it's your decision that put the item into use. If there are legal actions (law suits seeking restitution (that means $$$$$) who do you think is going to the one who provides the $$$$ to satisfy the legal action. Do you think the company you performed this inspection for (how did you say "basically trying to keep costs down") will jump infront of the legal action with $$$$$ in hand? THINK ABOUT IT!!!!

 
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