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An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable lines.
An electrical contractor is a business person or firm that performs specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. An electrical contractor is different from an electrician; an electrician is an individual tradesman and an electrical contractor is a business person or company that employs electricians. Both usually hold licenses and insurances to properly and safely operate a business, protecting the employees and home owners/business owners from insurance liabilities. These requirements vary from state to state. Electricians may work for an electrical contractor, or directly for individuals or companies.
If you carry out electrical work your company, and your staff will most likely need to be licensed. Even if your primary business is not electrical but you employ a person to carry out electrical work on your properties, they must be qualified and licenced.
If you employ a contractor to carry out electrical work, you must ensure they are licenced and licenced to carry out the particular activity.
As we see more an more electrical licences, we will update this article.