Today, electricity is one of the main sources of energy in many countries of the world, allowing people and businesses to get the energy they need for a productive and comfortable life. Electricians are engaged in the installation and maintenance of electrical parting and networks. The main feature of electric current is that it cannot be seen, but at the same time it can pose a serious threat to human health and life. Therefore, for specialists working with electric current, personal and public safety issues are crucial.
History of the profession
The history of the profession begins in the middle of the XIX century with the invention of the electric incandescent lamp by Thomas Edison in 1879. Then other electrical appliances appear and there is a need for specialists who will connect and maintain them. In the 20s of the XX century, the first professional associations of electricians were created, which were engaged in standardization and certification of industry specialists. In the 30s, electricians began working on construction sites, installing electrical networks and equipment in buildings under construction, and in the 70s, the first computer power management systems were created, which led to the emergence of new directions in the electrician profession.
What are the responsibilities of an electrician?
The electrician is engaged in the following types of work:
• installation, adjustment and repair of electrical systems and equipment;
• checking and diagnostics of the operability of electrical systems and equipment;
• installation and configuration of electrical equipment in accordance with safety requirements and technical documentation;
• maintenance, identification and troubleshooting of electrical networks and equipment.
What do you need to work as an electrician?
First you need to get a specialized education. An electrical equipment specialist should have the following competencies:
• Knowledge and understanding of the patterns of operation of various electrical appliances, power grids, electrical circuits and circuits
• Ability to process and apply in practice the data obtained from the technical documentation of electrical equipment
• Ability to read technical documentation and power supply plans
• Knowledge of the basics of electronics, applied mechanics and automation
• Knowledge of electrical safety rules, as well as the ability to provide first aid in case of electric shock
In addition to good professional training, specialists should have an analytical mindset, good memory, attentiveness, accuracy, scrupulousness, and also have a calm and balanced character.
Electricians are in demand in any area of the economy where electric energy is used. Every year electrical devices and systems become more and more complex, so the demand for highly qualified specialists is constantly growing.
LMS Group of Companies has been engaged in construction for many years under a general contract, providing high-level services to its customers. LMS employs a professional team of electricians with experience in the implementation of various facilities.