Commercial electricians are responsible for carrying out all activities related to electrical work on a commercial basis. These are licensed professionals who have gone through strict licensing requirements to obtain there license. Electricians are trained through an associate's degree as well as an apprenticeship program where they work with an experienced electrician. They are qualified to operate in a highly safe manner when carrying out electrical work and all work carried out comes under warranty. There is an enormous risk of being in contact with live electricity and getting seriously injured or killed. This is the reason why one should never attempt to carry out electrical work themselves, particularly in a commercial setting.
Here are the various areas in which commercial electricians operate:
Construction Sector- Commercial electricians are involved in the planning of electrical systems and drawing up diagrams of these to ensure that all electrical work is carried out in an orderly manner. Electricians also work directly from blueprints as provided by a contractor to install electrical systems including switches and wiring. Once the wiring is completed, the electrician then installs switches and circuit breakers. In addition to this, electricians are also directly involved in the wiring associated with the building's power, lighting and heating/cooling units. Without the work of electricians, serious issues can arise once the building is in operation and can cause fires and injuries to surrounding personnel.
Shopping centres/commercial buildings- Shopping centres are crowded with people most of the time, hence any electrical issues must be promptly resolved or entire shops have to close. Escalators, for instance, need constant servicing by electricians to remain operational as they are highly prone to breakdown. Air conditioning and heating inside shops frequently have issues causing customers to be driven away, hence commercial electricians are called to quickly resolve the issue to restore the internal temperature environment. Additionally, shopping centres have huge electrical systems all interlinked with each other, and in order to maintain such a large system of wires and electrical devices, commercial electricians constantly have to be called for maintenance and safety checks.
When hiring a commercial electrician, it is important to check their credentials to see if they are properly licensed as well as their industry experience to see how many years of experience they have had working in the commercial sector. Additionally one should check for the electrician's insurance as accidents routinely happen and one should ensure they are protected financially.
For more information, speak with a commercial electrician.