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The Union, the Electrical Trade Associations and the contractors have unanimously voiced their approval and request that IBI - rather than contracted building departments or government electrical departments - perform electrical inspections for the City, the County, and all municipalities and townships. Their reasons are as follows:
The IBEW Union does not want to lose its members. If local governments or contracted building departments were to take over the inspections, this would become a very real possibility.
IBI strongly believes that electrical inspection should not become an "add-on" task for others. Electrical safety inspection is a highly technical, critical and safety-conscious procedure, involving functions which, if not properly performed, can cause disastrous results (i.e., such as the Beverly Hills fire). Thus, "multi-hatted" inspectors are not a good idea. (A multi-hatted inspector is cross-trained and certified in two or more different areas, e.g., a building inspector also serving as an electrical inspector.)
Governmental inspection authorities must question whether they have the technical expertise to review and examine highly technical problems when IBI's inspectors have such large amounts of experience.
IBI has a long history of being able to schedule its inspectors in a timely manner. Because it covers the entire County, it can do the work much more effectively than any individual entity - and with a great deal more experience and expertise. IBI is able to judge and even the workflow because it has inspectors that do both City and County work. They keep full work schedules and perform efficiently.
IBI's primary focus is on electrical inspections. IBI has spent many years perfecting its operations and it will not be distracted by trying to offer a variety of other services.
These many letters received without request are an indication of the high regard with which The Inspection Bureau is held by the electrical community in Cincinnati.
The Board of Directors of the NECA recently discussed
IBI"s request for a fee increase. Their conclusion:
'IBI does a good job.' They are quite satisfied with IBI's
service and support IBI's "efforts to remain profitable while
providing excellent service at a reasonable cost.'
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