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Hello all,

I have just been asked by a customer to do a PIR on a commercial property ( portakabin type building, permanent location)

It would seem that there are half a dozen circuits, I have not visited the site yet.

How do you guys price for periodics?? Do you just charge for time or on a per circuit basis.

I have previously priced a job for a previous employer on a per circuit basis, but there was a large No of circuits ( over 15,000) not sure if I would dip out doing it this way...........


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I'd price it per circuit at £15 each including paperwork. How long will it take you to run around a portacabin? Start the job at 8am and you will still be able to buy a breakfast meal at McDonalds afterwards.


6-7 circuits, you can't test them fully in 2 hours, if you do your not doing it right.
When I do an inspection disconnect the circuit from the board and do r1+r2, ring, IR and Ze separately, I hate nothing more than seeing parallel IR readings on existing test schedules

Dave 85

Probably about time someone pointed out we dont do PIR's any more
Also 15,000 circuits????
That'd take 10 years.
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