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Making Startup Testing Safe, Part 5

It’s better to subcontract some testing to a qualified firm than for someone to get electrocuted.

Sometimes during startup projects, the customer “discovers” additional testing that must be done. The general contractor then contacts the salesperson at the company engaged to perform the startup testing. This makes sense, but what sometimes happens next does not.

A change order goes through. Suppose your boss says, “They just want some point-to-point testing done on their fire alarm system.” You’re qualified for point-to-point testing, but working on

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