Electrical contractors work in the construction industry. They are responsible for providing electricity through wires to businesses, homes, factories and plants. After reviewing the blueprints for a building, an electrician bids a price on the construction project. If both parties agree, then the electrical contractors begin work on the project. Electrical services include installing electrical systems, wiring and rewiring electricity to any home or business. Blueprints show where there are electrical panels, circuit breakers, outlets and switches. After finding where everything is on the blueprint, the workers begin to install all the electrical wiring in the walls. They then connect them to the appropriate places. Many tools are used in this job. Saw, drills, staple guns, small power augers are some of the many used. After the wiring is installed, the electrician uses voltmeters, ohmmeters and other testing equipment to make sure everything is in place and working properly.
Electrical services that can be done in the home include ceiling fan wiring, ceiling fan lights, replacing circuit breakers, electrical wiring for oven, cook top or dryer, flood motion lights, hot tub or spa wiring and light switches, among many other household electrical needs. Electrical services done for businesses include installing generators, grounding, emergency lighting, exit lighting, dedicated circuits, computer circuits, ballast replacement, circuit breaker replacement, intercom systems, cable TV outlets, home networks and control relay wiring, among many other services.
Electrical services in Ireland are pretty much the same. They provide installation for domestic, commercial and industrial places. They make sure everything is working properly by testing and inspecting all electrical panel installation wiring after they have completed a project. Many companies provide a maintenance service for its customers. Some companies have specialized services as well. They install control panels, automated systems, machines and other equipments. Electrical companies hire the best and most experienced contractors to work for them. It is important to their customers that they receive the best care and that everything is correctly installed.
Safety is the number one issue here because electricity is no laughing matter. Any mistake could cause injury, or worse, death. An electrician needs to be fully educated when it comes to electricity, and they need to be skilled in knowing how to use their tools properly. They can take classes through a trade school or participate in an apprenticeship. Many trade schools help the students succeed better with on the job training.
Some electricians work with companies while others work independently. Many electrical contractors in Ireland work free lance and take jobs as they come. Monthly salaries vary. Others work with large companies and are paid by the hour. A monthly salary is based on how many hours an electrician worked. They take jobs installing electricity in newly built homes and businesses. They fix any other problems that might involve electricity as well. They work whatever job the company sends them to. It could vary from small home jobs to larger factory jobs.
The Association of Electrical Contractors represents the “largest number of electricians in Ireland.” According to their pay rate, first year electricians receive about 20.74 Euros an hour. They are given a raise each year. Apprenticeships pay, but of course, not as much. A first year student will receive about 6.22 Euros an hour, but his pay will significantly increase each year.