|Faculty:||School of Construction & the Environment
|Degree:||Not Applicable; Apprenticeship
|Description:||Electricians install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, commission, test, service, calibrate, and operate related electrical and electronic systems in any premise, place, building or structure. They ensure that all electrical connections are safe and meet standards set by the electrical code. Electricians may be employed by electrical contractors, maintenance departments of large institutions such as hospitals or industrial plants, or they may be self-employed.
Working conditions for construction electricians will vary depending upon the type and stage of the project. Electricians interpret architectural drawings and electrical code specifications at construction sites. Rough wiring is weather-dependent, and is completed before walls are in place. The indoor installation of electrical equipment follows later, and much electrical work is performed in a standing position, often in confined spaces. Physical risks involved include falling from a height or receiving an electrical shock.