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What Working As An Electrician Entails

Lots of people are attracted to the idea of working as an electrician but not many actually realise what the job entails.

As an electrician there is a variety of work that can be performed in domestic dwellings and commercial properties to ensure that all the electrics run as efficiently as possible.

One aspect of an electrician's job is to make certain that all installations within a property are safe, which involves testing and certifying that they adhere to the appropriate building regulations.

The British Standard BS7671 wiring regulations apply to electrical work within buildings and anyone who needs to gain knowledge of these must complete the City & Guilds 2382-10 electrical courses qualification.

These regulations are constantly being modernised so in order to stay up-to-date, existing electricians may have to take the City & Guilds 2382-20 qualification to enhance their skill set.

Another feature of being an electrician is rewiring and wiring which many homeowners take for granted until their cabling becomes outdated for safety reasons and need replacing.

Old electrical wires can be dangerous and tell-tale signs that rewiring needs to take place include finding green residue on wiring as well as discovering that the rubber cables are black or that the wiring is covered in cotton.