Commercial Electrical Contractors Brisbane

What is a commercial electrical contractor Brisbane?

A commercial electrical contractor Brisbane is a business, either that of an individual or a larger company that performs specialized electrical construction work that is related to the design, installation or maintenance of a locations electrical systems. An electrical contractor is different from an electrician in that an electrician is an individual whereas an electrical contractor is an individual or company that employs electricians.

There are numerous commercial electrical contractors in Brisbane with lots of experience in working in the construction industry and in doing shop and office fit-outs. You will find that most of these companies are aware of working to tight deadlines, working to a tight budget and completing each project on time.

There are several areas of the operations undertaken by electrical contractors where they are completing refurbishment work while the business continues trading alongside the repairs or refurbishment. Most companies are experienced in this type of operation and complete the work with the minimum of hindrance to the business that is being modernized.

The market for commercial electrical contractors in Brisbane is very competitive and cost savings for customers are an important part of making each job affordable for the customer as well as for the electrical company while maintaining high levels of service. The lowest prices are only achievable through competitive pricing from wholesalers.

In addition to the electricians there are also project managers that are qualified electricians that can give direct responses to any questions that may arise over a given project. Project managers can use their years of experience in the industry to find a workable solution to any problem that may arise.

Commercial electrical contracts can come in all sizes from requiring just a single electrician for a day or two to one that requires a team of electricians to complete a variety of electrical tasks over a longer period of time. You will find that all the electricians employed or contracted to work as commercial electricians in Brisbane are fully qualified to do the job they are performing in addition to being licensed as electricians in Queensland. Each electrician is also required to keep themselves up-to-date with any changes to the regulations, techniques and products available.

Regular Maintenance to Existing Contracts

Commercial electrical contractors also provide electrical maintenance services that are available 24/7 for emergency repairs. The main purpose of a maintenance contract is keep everything working and not need emergency repairs. During a maintenance contract the electrical systems are regularly checked and any necessary repairs are completed before they become critical.

A few Electrical FAQ’s

Some commonly asked questions about electrical services

I am good at DIY, can I complete the small electrical jobs around my house?

This is a definite no.

It is now illegal in Queensland for anyone but a qualified electrician to attempt to do any domestic wiring or rewiring of a house. Even if the work has been completed to the required standard it will not have the required certification which is a requirement when selling a house. You really need to hire a qualified electrician to complete all your household wiring and not risk you or your family’s safety.

How does an electrical safety switch save lives?

On any normal power circuit the current flowing through an electrical appliance returns through the neutral wire. If however the circuit is compromised by say a person coming into direct contact with those wires then the electricity leaks through that person causing death or serious injury.

A safety switch detects this change in power affecting the circuit and cuts the supply as quickly as 30 milliseconds or 0.003 seconds. This response time is faster than a heartbeat and this is what dramatically reduces the risk of death or serious injury through electrocution.

What is Test and Tag?

The system of Test and Tag is one that electricians will use when testing all electrical equipment in a workplace. The appliance is tested for any faults and safety issues. If the piece of equipment passes the check it is then given a tag that is attached stating the test date and the date when the next test is due to be conducted.

When should I have an electrical safety check?

It is advisable to have an electrical safety check also known as an electrical inspection if you are purchasing a property that has been previously occupied, if the property is over 25 years old, if it is over 5 years since the last electrical safety check or if you have any concerns about how the equipment has been installed.

Conclusion

When you require a commercial electrical contractor in Brisbane there are plenty of options available. Do your research on each company and see which one is the best option for your particular needs.

  • Tariff 33 is known as the economy tariff and is best suited to water heaters and pool pumps. Tariff 33 is up to 40% less expensive than the regular domestic tariff. According to Energex, the electricity network provider in South-East Queensland, Tariff 33 is available for a minimum of 18 hours per day.

The times of supply for Tariff 33 are completely up to the network providers (Energex or Ergon) but it is most likely that Tariff 33 will be switched off between the peak hours of:

  • 4-9pm at night.
  • 6-9am in the morning.

As you can see there is plenty of time to run your pool pump and hot water system outside of these hours.

It is important to remember that the times of supply are at the network provider’s discretion. On some days electricity supply may not be turned off at all.

Test and Tag is a system where our electricians will test all the electrical equipment in a workplace for faults ensuring it is safe to be used by employees. The electrician will then attach a tag to the piece of equipment stating the date it was tested and when the next test is due.

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