While electricity is something we use in our everyday lives extensively, it isn’t without its hazards. Not only can it cause damage to property but poses a risk to people too. Because of these inherent risks, all Territory and State Governments have very specific legislation in place that regulates who can officially install, maintain & repair any electrical apparatus and installations.
It’s mandatory that you hire a licensed electrician to handle all the electrical tasks on your property, whether residential, commercial or industrial. The very first thing to do before hiring an electrician is to ask to see their license. This provides you the assurance that you’re working with a person who is aware of what he is doing and they can also offer perfect solutions, in case anything goes wrong.
A licensed electrician who handles any work at your home, commercial or industrial premises needs to provide you with the necessary certificate of compliance. Every state has very specific regulations about the type of certificate that needs to provide and you can always check the local authority for details.
Each year, a significant number of people are severely electrocuted or fatally injured by electricity. A large number of properties are impacted or destroyed completely by fires resulting from electrical short circuits and other faults. Only a licensed electrician can carry out installations, repairs or replacements of any electrical features.
If you attempt a DIY job, that will only end up putting you and your property at risk. Aside from these inherent risks, there are some legal repercussions as well. An unlicensed person that undertakes electrical work can be fined and also prosecuted in court.
If you don’t get the wiring installed by a licensed electrician, your premises will not be covered by home insurance in the event of a fire caused by illegal wiring. We can’t stress this point enough. Always hire a licensed electrician/contractor for all of your wiring work; it’s one of the ways to reduce the risk of fire.
Whether you’ve decided on the spur of the moment to do some electrical upgrades or you are embarking on a long-planned home improvement project, the entire process will run more smoothly if you take the effort and time to plan it well. Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most challenging and expensive spaces to redecorate and remodel, so it’s important to get it right the first time around.
Aside from the homebuilding or general contractor, you will also need to hire an electrician for the home renovation work. These are the steps to follow to make sure that all the renovations are safe and that they meet all the existing legal requirements.
For any more information, feel free to contact us at AllRound Electricals at 1300 169 263 or write to us at this email address and we will call back shortly. Our experts will discuss your requirements in detail and will make sure they provide solutions that work perfectly for you and fit right into your budget.
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