The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don’t be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring…
The responsibilities of electricians include bringing electricity into homes, factories and businesses. They are able to install and maintain fuses, wiring and all other mechanisms that electricity might flow through.
They may also be qualified to set up and manage electrical equipment in factories, and be able to read blue prints to work out where outlets, circuits, load centres, panel boards and other electrical equipment is to be installed or maintained from.
The Electrical Workers Registration Board was set up in 1992 to promote safety for New Zealanders by ensuring the registration and competency of electrical and electronic workers. If you are thinking of hiring an electrician please remember to check their registration status.
An electricians work involves the use of:
- Pliers, cable cutters, wire benders and voltage indicators
- Cables, lighting, switches, sockets, transformers and meters
A qualified electrician is trained to work safely with live currents, and to minimize danger of accidents.
An electrician working on residential property will be capable of a range of tasks from completely rewiring a home to minor repairs or installation of electrical household items such as an oven, heatpump or ducted vacuum system. The services of an electrician include wiring, rewiring, electrical refurbishments, installation of lights and lighting and renovation.
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