The Importance of Electricians

Among the most important tradesmen in the world covering all the industries and all of the technologies of the planet is the electrician Brisbane. They are the people that supervise, install, and maintain everything because practically everything in the planet right now runs on electric power. These have been converted from all kinds of sources available (oil, solar, water, wind, and nuclear).

The electrician’s basic formal designation is they are among the modern tradesmen whose work is vital to everything we hold dear today for the simple reason that electricity is the main power that runs everything in commerce and industry, communications, all the way to news and entertainment.


In essence, the electrician’s responsibilities cover the whole range of their trade from design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting all related to the electrical wiring system.

In practice, the bulk of the nature of the electric systems starts in residential homes, going into the commercial and industrial complexes, all the way to the machines and other large pieces of equipment. They either work within the inside structures they are presently working on or outside of these places in order to install the much-needed outdoor electrical system. They are responsible for the use of lights, television, industrial equipment, appliances and many other electrical fixtures everywhere.


Depending on their specialties, electricians work either indoors or outdoors (inside wiremen or outside linemen) in their professional lives all year round. These are the general concentrations of a typical practicing electrician.

The work is labor-intensive. Sometimes they require manual manipulation of electrical wiring, cabling conduit and sometimes even telephone wires.

 Inside wiremen

Those electricians who fall into the inside wiremen category have their main focus almost solely on the wiring of a building. Electricians are tradesmen whose responsibilities are on these structures; from either newly built homes or an aged industrial building that is being re-purposed to a new use. These electricians spend most of their career years working indoors. They work with blueprints; they install new electrical systems in new building and they do troubleshooting on the problems in older systems.

Outside linemen

By contrast, the outside linemen work most of their times outdoors. These electricians have to show some moderate amount of physical fitness because of the climbing requirement in telephone and power poles. (Today, a lift bucket is now available to move the electrician and enable him to work in high places (poles). Outside linemen also have to endure the changes of weather conditions and they have to work in inclement weather while usually repairing power outages for the homes, businesses and other structures in the area.

(They are sometimes even required to trim trees whose branches pose danger to electric lines and wires or to assemble full electrical substations.)


Some big places have subcategories in their classifications. There are service electricians that specialize in troubleshooting wiring problems as well as doing repairs.

The construction electricians typically deal with laying the wiring for new building and rarely does maintenance work.  The other types of electricians also specialize in areas like marine, air, research and hospital-specific applications.

 All-around competence

However, many competent electricians these days are capable of working indoors or outdoors, if there is a need. Usually, these electricians are within professional companies that supply services to companies, including demands from residences.

Some electricians work under independent contractors, with varying hours of work each week. Maintenance electrician work a standard 40-hour week and some work on an on-call basis committing to overtime hours or work night shifts. Their work is steady and regular and is mostly routine maintenance and troubleshooting.


These tradesmen, unique as they are in the world, are trained thoroughly in their apprenticeship years to get and hone their most important qualities needed in the profession.

The main reason for this is because their job caters to one of the most delicate jobs in the world which can turn fatally dangerous. The qualities they must now possess after their on-the-job training or had developed during the years of apprenticeship are very important.

 Crucial qualities

The following are some of the more crucial qualities they must cultivate in themselves to stay on top of their line of work, accident-less and being always alert and doing perfect tasks. This is because it could mean life or death for them, should they do less than perfect work, or perhaps doing shabby work or maybe going plain lazy in their duties and responsibilities.

These can result in uncalled for accidents and fatal consequences.

Through the nature of their jobs, electricians conduct and perform tests in their specific lines of tasks. Some are very critical and could mean success in their work or failure which can have dire results in many ways.


One of the most important and vital skills that needed to be developed in those training years are their troubleshooting skills. This is to prepare them for circumstances that can happen should there be hitches and problems in their work.

Electricians are trained to find, diagnose, and repair problems while doing their tasks. If for instance a motor stops working, they need to perform tests to determine the cause of the motor’s failure to work. Depending on the result, they either fix the cause of the problem or maybe find replacements or a combination of approaches.


The primary point is that electricians work with people. There are skills that are needed by electricians to convince people (clients, customers, and bosses) on the essentials of the work and the need to achieve them. With interaction with people inevitable, electricians need to be friendly, and should be able to address questions from people and customers.

 Strength and stamina

Some of the work of electricians is labor-intensive. They often move around during the day while running wire and connecting fixtures to the wires. With such work load, electricians need more than the regular dose of anyone’s physical stamina.

Related to this is the need for an electrician to have some physical strength more than the average guy. They need to be strong enough to move heavy components which can be heavy by regular standards.

 Color vision

This is actually a regular guy’s physical ability to differentiate colors. For an electrician, the ability to discern and differentiate colors under trying circumstances is one vital characteristic. Electricians must be able to identify electrical wires that are color-coded by manufacturers to avoid accidents and mistakes (which can also be fatal).




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