Electricians – All Your Questions Answered

ArkElEnCo remains one of Ireland's most established electricians; with over three decades of professional experience, we have helped maintain and repair hundreds of electrical systems. We specialise in both industrial and commercial electrical services and maintenance. As recognised experts in the field, we often get questions about the exact role of electricians. To make this information more accessible, we have compiled the most common questions below.

What does an electrician do?

An electrician is a skilled professional who works with electrical systems, wiring, and equipment. They're the ones you call when you need help installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical systems in homes, businesses, and other buildings.

An electrician's job involves working with a wide range of tools and equipment, such as wire strippers, pliers, multimeters, and circuit testers, to name a few. They also have to be familiar with various types of electrical systems, including residential, commercial, and industrial, and they need to know how to read blueprints and schematics to understand how different electrical components fit together.

Electricians play a critical role in ensuring the safety of electrical systems, both for people and the buildings themselves. They must also be able to troubleshoot problems and make repairs quickly and efficiently, so they must have good problem-solving skills and work under pressure.

What qualifications does an electrician need in Ireland?

So, in Ireland, becoming an electrician is a highly skilled profession that requires a combination of education, training, and certification. Aspiring electricians typically need to complete a FETAC Level 6 course in Electrical Installation or an equivalent qualification.

After completing their education, the next step is to secure an apprenticeship with a qualified electrician or an electrical contractor. This is where they get hands-on training, practical experience in the field, and classroom instruction.

Once they've completed their apprenticeship, they must register with Safe Electric, the regulatory body for electrical contractors and electricians in Ireland. This ensures that they meet the required standards for safety and quality of work.

Finally, they must obtain an electrical contractor's license from the Register of Electrical Contractors of Ireland. This license allows them to work independently and undertake electrical work on behalf of clients.

It's important to note that the requirements and qualifications may vary depending on location in Ireland and the type of electrical work being done. We provide free quotes on all our electrical work.

How much does an electrician cost?

The cost of hiring an electrician in Ireland can vary depending on many factors, such as the type of electrical work needed, the location, and the electrician's level of experience and qualifications.

Generally, electricians charge an hourly rate for their services, ranging from €50 to €100 or more per hour, depending on the complexity of the work and the electrician's expertise. Some electricians may also charge a flat fee for certain types of work, such as installations or repairs.

In addition to the cost of labour, there may also be additional costs for materials and equipment needed to complete the job. These can include items such as wiring, circuit breakers, and other electrical components.

It's essential to get a quote from the electrician before starting any work to ensure no surprises regarding the final cost. We offer a free consultation and estimate.

Do you have any more questions about the role of an electrician? Then please get in touch with our experts today.



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