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While it is tempting to want to do your own electrical wiring, it is illegal and can also be deadly. This is why it is crucial to hire a professional electrician to carry out the work. However, it is also important to find an electrician who can perform the job safely and efficiently. This is why clients need to keep a few things in mind when looking for the ideal electrician.
What specifically does an electrician do?
An electrician specializes in the electrical wiring of buildings. Electricians may also work with stationery machines and other equipment that run on electricity. Not only can electricians maintain the electrical systems in homes, businesses and industrial buildings, but they may also install them.
What types of licensing or qualifications should electricians have?
Not surprisingly, working as an electrician without the proper licensing and qualifications is illegal in Australia, so it is very important to make sure an electrician has all the necessary qualifications. Electricians must first start with schooling in a vocational education and training (VET), so clients can check to make sure they have gotten the skills needed from a reputable program. Many electricians choose online schools, but they can receive the necessary skills from online programs, particularly those connected with reputable and established institutions. It is possible for electricians to migrate to work in the country, but they will need additional qualifications such as work visas and will have to undergo skill assessments in order to receive certification.
Still, anyone working as an electrician in Australia will need to receive certification. Electricians will need certification such as Electrotechnology offered in Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in order to get to an apprenticeship, which is a requirement of electricians in the country. There are also certifications such as the AQF Certificate III and the AQF Certificate IV that mean general electricians have had some experience on the job over a number of years. In order to determine skill level, clients can look at the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level to make sure the electrician is at a skill level with which the client feels comfortable.
Special class electricians may have a different set of qualifications since this work deals with servicing and repairing more intricate electrical and electronic circuitry. However, the same certification applies, but work experience over a number of years may be a sufficient substitute for certification. Residents of Castle Hill can look to the Department of Fair Trading of New South Wales to check with the licensing bodies for electricians whether they are general electricians or special class electricians to make sure the electrician is a Licensed Electrician or Registered Electrical Contractor (R.E.C.).
What should electricians know?
When looking for an electrician it is important to make sure they are familiar with local regulations regarding electrical outlets and machines. These regulations are in place in order to maintain the safety of the electricians as well as the electrical circuitry of the building in need of service. With this in mind, a Hills electrician needs to be familiar with New South Wales electrical compliance requirements.
A licensed electrician will have the Certificate of Compliance Electrical Work, more commonly known as the Compliance Certificate. This certificate has to be completed every time the electrician adds, alters, disconnects, reconnects and replaces any electrical installment as well as every time a new power point or electrical fitting is created. A certificate is also required when work is done on the electrical switchboard.
How can electricians show proof of their qualifications?
There are two questions to ask an electrician to be sure he or she has the necessary qualifications: Can you show your license? Can you provide a Certificate of Compliance? A licensed electrician should be able to answer both these in the affirmative and provide the client with a license and a Certificate. Otherwise, this is not a person who should be hired.
What preparations should be made before the electrician works?
When any type of electrical work is required, the area needs to undergo inspection. Not only should this inspection take care of safety requirements, but it also needs to look at the connection to the Supply Company or Authority to be sure other regulations are not violated unintentionally. For instance, those building new homes may need at least two inspections before undergoing any electrical work to be sure the electrical work is properly connected to the distribution network and to perform the actual wiring of the home.
In any case, clients can discuss inspection needs with inspection authorities. Those in Castle Hill should look to the New South Wales authorities to discuss their inspection concerns. In addition to the regulator, New South Wales residents can find out what they need to know about inspection from distributors ACTEWAGL, Energy Australia, Essential Energy, Integral Energy and Railcorp.
How much does the electrician’s services cost?
As with most professions, the cost of professional electrician services vary. This can depend on various factors such as the electrician’s skill level as determined by number of years in practice and state skill level. It may also depend upon the extent of the work that needs to be done. For instance, rewiring a bathroom will not cost as much as rewiring an entire home. Furthermore, the area of specialty may vary with costs as well. Someone who works with wiring for office buildings that tend to use lots of electrical equipment and needs to function so that the circuits do not overload may be able to charge more for services than someone who works exclusively with home wiring.
In any case, one should never try to get a lower price by working with an unlicensed electrician. This is not only illegal, but it is also dangerous. Electricians may be private contractors or may work with distribution companies, but they should all be licensed.
Based in Castle Hill, we service the entire Hills District of Sydney, NSW and beyond, as shown below:
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