- Do you think it’s right to charge people to learn how to do things safely?
Today I was going over the Scope of Work for a couple Federal buildings I just won down at the border, and was handed a copy of the SOW and in THEIR writing (whoever writes for them) under the section where I’m responsible it says that I need to be ANSI/IWCA I-14 compliant!
My hands started shaking I was so pissed off. First off, its not relevant for the job so its not an issue…but its the principle that I’m freaken pissed at.
How is it that they were able to get that written into RFP’s in the first place, and why is it that if I am to learn how to do it safely I NEED TO PAY!?
Do you have to pay to learn what the safety standards on a boom lift are? How about on the use of a freaken ladder?
So why is it, that ANSI is going to endorse a scheme to make cash on what is supposed to be a service to the industry?
All of you IWCA members, please enlighten me. If I’m out of line, please tell me how that is.
Personally speaking, I’m asking someone to tell me how I’m wrong. I used to have respect for the IWCA. Not anymore. Someone help me get it back.