Electricians

Electricians

Electricians by definition is a person that specializes in electrical wirings of buildings, equipment, machines, and etc. Electricians may be engaged in setting up new electrical parts or in the repair of existing electrical components. Electricians Edinburgh do a lot of physical work like climbing ladders and carrying tools. Construction electricians spend most of their work outdoors or semi-outdoor sites. Power system electricians do most of their job in all kinds of weather for urgent and emergency repairs. They are the people who studied the principles of electricity and everything related to electricity. The electricians are divided into two main categories: first are the linemen, who work with distribution facilities at higher voltages and on the other hand are the wiremen who work with electrical wirings also but at a lower voltage. These electricians are trained into one of the three following levels which are the apprentice, the journeyman, and the master electrician. The apprentices are usually taking seven hundred hours of classroom lectures where they are contracted to follow apprenticeship for a span of three to six years. They are also paid as a percentage of a journeyman’s salary. Once an apprentice completes his contract of apprenticeship at a span of three to six years, he now becomes a journeyman where he could be as competent as he can be in an electrical trade. After performing well in the electrical trade for an extent of seven to ten years, he is now eligible to take an exam for him to be able to establish loftier knowledge of the National Electrical Code.

The electricians have a number of tools carried with them which they use in their hands on jobs. Some of the frequently used tools are: Conduit Bender, Non-contact voltage testers, lineman’s pliers, needle-nose pliers, diagonal pliers, tongue and groove pliers, cable cutters, wire strippers, multimeter, voltmeter, insulation resistance testers, GFI/GFCI testers, chassis punch, unit or step-bit, screwdrivers, drywall saws, reciprocating saws, hammers and a lot more tools. Since they deal with electricity, the electricians are prone to injuries which are most likely very fatal like having an electric shock due to a direct contact with energized circuit conductors, due to stray voltage triggered by faults in the system, due to extension leads, electricity coming in contact with water, due to deteriorated wiring or due to downed power lines. An electric arc affects the eyes and the skin to hazardous expense of heat and light. With that, the electricians are trained to work safely as possible, take necessary measures to reduce the potential danger of injury. To prevent unnecessary injuries, the electricians wear their personal protective equipment that provides them protection from shock.

In the year 2015, the average salary of an electrician in the United States was 55,590 dollars where the highest-paid electricians have a salary of 88,130 dollars while the lowest-paid electricians have a salary about 31,410 dollars. The electricians earned more than that of a carpenter having a mean salary of 46,780 dollars. The apprentice electrician regularly earns about 30 percent to 50 percent less than someone who is totally trained.