I know there are various threads regarding the accessibility of junction boxes, but none of them are quite like the question I have.
The company I work for has had new kitchen and bathrooms fitted in 61 flats/maisonettes. It has come to light that when the electricians wired the kitchens, they used standard junction boxes to break into and extend the ring main. These junction boxes are located in non accessible "boxing" that also houses copper soil pipes which have, in the past, leaked.
Now that our company is aware of this issue, I feel as though we should do something about it. Problem is, this would involve removing almost the entire kitchen, to then smash the boxing open and make the connection maintenance free. Very, very costly.
As the Qualifying Supervisor, I know what should be done. However I have to present a case in a coming meeting to try to convince the managers to carry out the work.
My question is this. Am I wrong to suggest we carry out this work? I believe it needs to be done but our "Electrical Surveyor" says it will be fine and the work will be a waste of time and money.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.