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What’s the difference between an electrician and an electrical contractor?

What’s the difference between an electrician and an electrical contractor?

An electrician works for an electrical contractor who has insurances to cover the works being carried out. An electrician is qualified to carry out electrical works but only under the employment of an electrical contractor. An electrician can obtain a contractors license and register a business to work direct to the public.

Can an electrician work to direct to the public?

Yes, if they hold a current electrical contractors license or they are employed by an electrical contractor. An electrician cannot work direct to the public if they are not a registered electrical contractor.

Why choose an electrical contractor?

An electrical contractor has public liability insurance which ensures the homeowner or business is protected for claims, such as personal injury and property damage that occurs as a result of a business activity. We all hear of “mates rates or cashies” but what we don’t hear about are the risks involved. Here’s the main reasons to make sure your electrician has a contractors license.

  • The individuals home insurance may be void and not cover any damages or losses to the property are caused by the works being done.
  • The homeowner may be liable if the electrician is hurt or injured while doing the works.
  • Often cash jobs mean “no receipt” therefore no warranty when things fail.
  • Manufacturer product warranties may be void.

How do I know if my electrician has an electrical contractors license?

By law electrical contractors must display their license which you can look up via the electrical safety office website. Each electrical contractor is given a unique license number that relates to this company or business.

How to find a good electrical contractor.

If you in search for a reliable electrical contractor, there’s a few things to consider.

  • How long has the business been operating.
  • What the business customer reviews saying.
  • Where is the company located.
  • Does the company have an office to answer any after sales questions.

Need a reliable electrical contractor?

If you need an electrical contractor and you don’t know who to trust. Give our team a call and we’ll have a qualified master electrician at your door to provide excellent service while ensuring your home insurance, warranties and property is safe! If you’re looking for an electrician in Brisbane, Moreton Bay or the Sunshine Coast don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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  • Rapid response – Quick turn around and on-time service
  • Great serviceability – Available to all customers throughout Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast
  • Dual trade services – Domestic and commercial electrical and air conditioning
  • Payment plans – Buy now, pay over time!
  • Quality workmanship – Industry qualified, licensed technicians
  • Quality products – Only Australian certified materials are used
  • Office support – Available Monday-Friday from 7.30am-5.00pm
  • Satisfaction guarantee – 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on all jobs!

At Static Electrics, we are passionate about our work and offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on every job. From the initial booking, through to the completion of the job, we will take pride in every step of the process. Our customers can expect to be greeted by a friendly office team member, either by telephone contact, email or SMS. For more specific electrical or air conditioning advice, customers’ requests may be transferred through to one of our experienced estimators for further assistance. Onsite, our Electricians and Technicians will be respectful and will not leave any mess behind. More so, they will never compromise on the safety of our customers, their homes, their business or the products we use.

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Buy now, pay later! Payment plan options are available for larger home installations, including air conditioning and solar.

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