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Why should we be liable????

After the furore of CO2 locking fittings bursting (like a certain Dr Spock, you would have thought they would have got it right the first time, as its only logical), the retailer in question is now starting to go through the motions of replacing the fittings in question in all the stores.

While I commend this course of action, there is as always a down side. These stores have been running for over a year and the retailer in question is asking for them to be re-commissioned. So you would think that they would issue a commissioning spec to all contractors to work with, but alas NO, we are told that we have to make up the commissioning spec, as we are the experts and if it all goes Pete Tong down the line, we will be liable for any further bursts and related incidents that occur on any of their sites after we have replaced all fittings concerned.

It seems to me that the retailer is trying to shoulder the blame onto the contractors involved. Which is a bit rich, considering they were the driving force behind this, put together the equipment specification and rolled it out across their estate too quickly. It seems to me that certain people are trying to pass the buck and keep themselves in a job (for a short time at least).

I had a dream once where, I walked on to a job and a retailer took the responsibility for its own mistake. But then I woke up and realised it was just a bad case of deja-vu…again.

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