An electrician is a skilled tradesman, specializing in electrical wiring of commercial buildings, electrical transmission lines, industrial machines, and similar equipment. Electricians can be employed either in the construction of new electrical equipment or the repair and maintenance of existing electrical infrastructure. It is also their responsibility to ensure safety at work for all the concerned people. Electrician training can be obtained through electrical training institutes or vocational schools and usually takes about one year to complete.
Electrician’s tools include multi-purpose pliers with sockets, wire strippers, and wrenches. These tools are commonly referred to as “gangs”. Electrician’s clothing consists of a hard hat, pair of gloves, leather jacket, long pants, leather gloves, and a neck protector. To protect themselves from electrocution, Electricians wear protective gear such as rubber gloves, goggles, face shields, as well as a respirator.
Industrial electrical workers are mainly found in manufacturing plants, power companies, and other businesses that use electricity for day-to-day activities. In the United States, electricians play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of our country’s power grid. They perform a variety of tasks, such as installing cable, wires, and transformers. They also service and repair electrical equipment, which include generators, motors, air conditioners, refrigerators, computers, and various types of industrial machinery. Electricians are also responsible for wiring and fitting complex equipment such as computers and telecommunication systems.