Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises.

In general, electricians:

  • Read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts
  • Cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings
  • Pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors
  • Position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures
  • Install, replace, maintain and repair electrical systems and related electrical equipment
  • Install data cabling
  • Splice, join and connect wire to form circuits
  • Test circuits to ensure integrity and safety
  • Install and maintain fibre optic systems

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