Electricians At Work

Electricians At Work

August 20, 2021 Off By Rob Prosser

Electricians only deal with electricity. That’s what most people will answer when you ask about an electrician’s job. There is, of course, more to this than that. Electricians are important to everyone because electricity can be dangerous if not installed properly.

What does electricians do?

If you opt for the profession of an electrician (electrician), you will be involved on a daily basis with everything that has to do with electrical engineering, electricity, the electricity network, and the equipment connected to it.

Working with electricity is extremely dangerous. If an installation is connected incorrectly and causes a short circuit, this can have enormous consequences. It is therefore extremely important for an electrician to undergo continuous training and to keep abreast of new standards, regulations, and new techniques and materials. One of the tasks of an electrician is therefore to remedy and prevent malfunctions.

High, medium and low voltage installations

The high-voltage pylons that hang through our landscape like pendulums act as the highway for electricity (electricity). From the power station to the medium voltage grid in the district power station. The power is distributed to the households from the local exchange. There the current is converted into low voltage and guided into your house via the group box.

Electricians for low voltage installations

If you are an electrician by profession, you are the person who works with low-voltage installations and ensures that electricity enters our home, business premises, or production facility safely. 

As an electrician, you have versatile work and you have to be creative in coming up with solutions because you are dealing with new electrical installations, but also with adjustments and maintenance of existing installations.

What kind of projects do you find electricians on?

  • Renovation projects at private individuals
  • Non-residential construction to supply public works and infrastructure with power
  • Newly built homes with electricity and a group box and meter box.
  • Factories running heavy machinery using three-phase power or installing electronic control panels

An electrician is therefore an all-around electrical engineer.

Electrical installations

Electrical installations operate on electricity, including all installations and connections required to operate safely. Electrical installations are everywhere. Think, for example, of means of transport and transport and machines. Without properly functioning electronics, these installations are life-threatening. An experienced electrician does not turn his hand around installing and replacing a group box. The complex electrical installations in factories are usually operated and maintained by highly trained and/or experienced electricians.

Electricians: renovation old buildings

Many old houses such as 1930s homes, canal houses, and farms have old wiring or even bakelite switchgear. In the past, electrical wiring was run through metal conduits. This increases the risk of a short circuit which can lead to a fire. Nowadays all cabling is run through PVC pipes that cannot conduct electricity. Which is much safer. Always involve a licensed electrician when renovating an old building. This is an electrician who carries out your renovation safely in accordance with standards.

Home construction electrician

In new construction, the electrician must be able to read a drawing well. All connection points and sockets are indicated on this. The electrician sometimes has to fear trenches in walls in order to install the electricity. The electrician pulls the wiring from the electrics through pipes to the place where the socket should be. The wiring runs on the other side to the meter box where the group box hangs. Placing the switchgear (sockets and light switches) is also the job of the electrician. 

Electricity breakdown technician

A breakdown technician carries out maintenance, repair, and installation work independently on the basis of a schedule. You have to provide service to individuals and companies, carry out maintenance work, and commission electrical installations. Diagnose and rectify faults. You also advise when it comes to replacing parts or the complete group box. As part of a breakdown service in your own work area, you are often on the road.

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