Repairing, fixing, cleaning, replacing or installing electrical equipments and system requires an electrician. However, when it comes to construction of a new building or installation of certain major electrical appliance, one may need a team of electricians. The head electrician along with other contractors see to the wiring and electrical system of the house.
Electrical Contracting is the term generally used when as electrician hires other technicians and sub-electricians at the time working in a project. These projects are mostly related to construction work, either of new houses, buildings and stores, complex or industrial site. These subordinates under master electrician either work on contractual basis or collaborate with big company. Hence, in other words, electrical contracting is a contractual agreement on the basis of which an electrician is hired for some particular work.
A team of electrician led by a person in charge carries out the work under different heads. The work is divided according to the areas of specialty. In most cases, builders hire a master electrician, some sub-electricians and other technicians that work together as a team to carry out electrical work during the construction of a new building.
Scope of Work
Working as an electrical contractor provides better scope to work with other technicians and contractors. Either a self employed electrician or working in an agency, one can team up with a group of other electricians to carry out a task of electrical work with great efficacy and finesse.
Today, in Singapore, many licensed electricians are working under big construction companies, either on contractual or project basis, as they offer scope of promotion and better future.
The basic requirement of being an electrician is getting hold of a license organized by the government and knowing the state electrical codes. Licenses are provided depending upon the capability and skill of the electrician. They can further get license for any specialized work under the electrical service. Along with license and insurance, the electrician should possess detailed knowledge about the electrical appliances, outlets, wiring, system and the whole process and some essential skills to carry out the work efficiently.
Besides getting hold of a permit, they need do undertake training under additional work course. Each electrician is appointed for their particular knowledge for technicality or troubleshooting skill.
The total cost estimated by the contractor for the whole work includes both the cost of other electricians and technicians as well as the cost of installation and fixation. The builders and contractors hire electricians and technicians on either contractual basis or hourly basis. Thus they get paid for their jobs accordingly. On an average the electricians earn from $60 to $75 an hour. However, the price may even go up depending upon the work requirement, preferences, area of working and other related factors.
Benefits of Electrical Contracting
Electrical Contracting is a modernized concept that has gained momentum in major cities and states like Singapore where construction of a building requires technical as well as artistic skills. In such cases electrical contracting has a scope of including different electricians who are master in their specialized field to construct a magnificent piece.