Ultimate Facts About Electricians

By jasonveith, April 24, 2013

 Ultimate Facts About Electricians

Electricians play an important role in your society because it install and maintain electrical systems such as in homes, businesses and factories. Anyone considering a career as an electrician must be willing to follow safety rules as well as codes designed to protect the public.

Identification

An electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining wiring, fuses, electrical outlets, and other parts involved in the flow of electricity. Big companies and factories really need the service of electrician because they are the one who installs and maintain

electrical machinery. Electricians must also be able to read blue prints. They must own and use hand toolslike screwdrivers, pliers, wire strippers and power tools including drills and saws.

Caution

Electricity is very dangerous if not handled or channeled properly. Electric shock is the most dangerous thing that an electrician might experience because sometimes it leads to death. An electrician is responsible for knowing safety rules involved with working with electricity. Also, they are the ones that provide public safety by following code, or regulations, that have been set related to electricity and electrical appliances. They must always follow the National Electrical Codes as well as state and local codes. Other hazards that an electrical contractor can face are injuries from cuts when using sharp tools such as saws and knifes, or falls when climbing ladders and platforms.

Types

Construction, maintenance and factory are three common types of electricians. Usually an electrician only focus to one field but there are other electrician who can do both.

Construction electricians install wiring systems into new constructions, such as homes, businesses, and factories. They also install fuse or breaker boxes, electrical outlets and other components of an electrical system. The maintenance electricians are responsible for inspecting, repairing, and replacing wiring systems. This may include troubleshooting for electrical problems, replacing faulty wiring, or replacing other components of electrical systems such as breaker boxes, electrical outlets and light switches and factory electricians are in charge for installing, troubleshooting, and performing maintenance tasks on electrical generators, motors and controls on machinery as well as industrial robots.

Considerations

Most of the electricians became experts because they got the training through apprenticeship programs, combined classroom learning and on-the-job training. Electricians that work for public government facilities are often required to be certified as a Master Electrician and that encompasses at least seven years of working experience and can sometimes requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to electricity.

 

 

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