Not all electrical contractors are made equal! Well, technically they are, but some electricians hone their trade and go on to really excel. The qualities that generally set great electricians apart from good electricians, is attention to detail and focus on safety. Great electrical contractors Perth keep up to date with technology and industry standards, and always make sure things are switched off at the wall.
It’s attention to detail and a focus on safety that makes the electrical work done in your business or home last for decades and never cause problems, or fail and electrocute someone in the first 12 months.
One of the best ways to be sure you’re contracting with a great electrician, or electrical contracting company, is to hire a certified and accredited Master Electrician.
What Is A Master Electrician?
A Master Electrician is an electrician that has been certified by the MEA (Master Electricians Australia). The MEA is essentially an industry-leading group that sets the bar for electricians. To be certified by the MEA, an electrician needs at least three years of experience as a sparky after their apprenticeship and needs to be able to prove they have implemented an approved safety management plan.
Essentially, the entry-level requirements for a Master Electrician are experience and proven safety values. Following this, however, a Master Electrician has to pass annual safety and competency audits, to ensure they’re staying current with safe and quality work.
The MEA also acts as a quality control and complaints body for electrical contractors. If a customer has had a bad experience with a master electrician, or the work performed is poor or unsafe, the MEA will investigate. If a master electrician isn’t doing the right thing, their license is revoked.
Why You Should Consider A Master Electrician
Hiring a master electrician is a guarantee of experience and a guarantee that the electrician in question values the safety and takes pride and care in their work. It also shows that they’re actively involved in the industry leadership body, and understand the dangers of electrical work if performed unsafely.
A master electrician is accountable if they perform poor quality work, their membership and accreditation is at stake. Even better for you, to be a member of the MEA an electrician must offer a 12-month guarantee on their work. That means if it isn’t done correctly, they’ve guaranteed to come back and fix it, at no charge to you. The MEA has set a bar of excellence for the entire electrical industry, to give consumers the assurance that the electrical contractors they choose to hire are proven to be safe, and skilled.
Hiring an electrician that isn’t a master electrician is risky. Ask yourself the question, why does this electrician not have a master’s accreditation? Do they not value safety enough to implement an approved safety plan? Do they just lack the experience? Lack of experience itself is not a crime, but if someone has only been doing hazardous electrical work for a few years, do they really know enough to make sure it’s done right, and safe for the customer?
With a master electrician in Perth, you’re getting proven experience, a guarantee on work done, and the surety that they’re safe, and value your safety. When dealing with something as dangerous as electricity, you want to be sure it’s done right. Finding a master electrician is easy, just look for the logo. It’s a badge of excellence, and master electricians are always sure to display it- right next to their electrical license.