5 Reasons to Hire a Licensed Electrician
A background search on google to see how long the electrician has been in business and whether they have any google reviews or ratings can also be a good indicator—just like Allyn White Electrical who has been in this industry for more than 40 years.
Here are some key indicators to be aware of which separate licensed electricians from unlicensed electricians.
To earn a QLD Contractor/Supervisors License, a commercial electrician must acquire the necessary training through hours of practice and be tested on state electrical safety codes (which are updated frequently). A good licensed electrician has put in the time and effort necessary in training to earn these qualifications and keeps the license current with ongoing training regularly. An unlicensed electrician may be cheaper, but if they do work in your workplace or household that is not up to current QLD state electrical codes, you are running both safety and insurance risks that can be extremely costly.
A competent licensed electrician holds the insurances required for them to safely carry out their work and in the unlikely event that an accident occurs, they’re covered and so is your business and property.
Your workplace insurance policies very likely require that any electrical work done at work be done by a licensed electrician—having an unlicensed electrician carry out work may invalidate your policy. If the electrical work then causes a fire or other hazard, your insurance company may not cover what you think they should, if anything at all.
3. Quality of Work
The licensing process requires evaluation of the electrician’s work, to ensure that it is consistently up-to-standard and safety specifications. With ongoing improvements in safety each year, it’s important to use a licensed electrician whose work can be inspected by the supply authority.
If you hire an unlicensed electrician, you can’t be sure they’ve dotted all their i’s and crossed all their t’s in the safety and quality department on any work done in your office. Your business, your life and that of your staff and members of the public lives are all too important to risk on unlicensed work.
4. Installation Materials
A competent licensed electrician will purchase materials and components through reputable wholesalers. They will not cut corners with cheap materials and components easily purchased online.
This is extremely important because all the materials and components stocked in these places must meet Australian Standards.
5. Peace of Mind
It may cost a little more to engage a reputable licensed electrician but having the peace of mind knowing that they are correctly licensed and insured, have carried out a quality installation using the correct materials and components is worth the extra $.
It may seem cheaper upfront to have an unlicensed electrician come in and do the work, but in the long run, it isn’t worth it. If their poor-quality electrical work causes a fire or someone is electrocuted, life and property are at risk. At the very least, things won't work how you imagined, and you’ll have to hire a licensed electrician in the to fix anyway. Do it right the first time and protect your business.
As an electrical contractor, Allyn White Electrical does all kinds of industrial and commercial electrical installations and repairs as well as home electrical services and emergency electrical repairs. We are a small family-owned and run business with over 40+ years’ experience so please call us on 0416235641. We are here to help.
Allyn White is a licensed electrical contractor and electrician in Brisbane QLD. Allyn is ...