Why Level 2 Electrician is Different From Normal Electrician Work?

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Issues related to electricity are sensitive matters that should not be handled by untrained individuals. Electricity power is so strong that it can electrocute one leading to death. Statistics also show that most house fires are caused by electricity. Poor wiring, a faulty electric panel, loose power switches and malfunctioning Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are red flags to a dangerous power electricity system and should not be taken lightly. An electrician is a person who specialises in the installation, repair and maintenance of an electric system. There are three different types of electricians, normal (Level 1), Level 2 and Level 3. In this article, we will look at how level 2 is different from normal electrician work.

Normal electrician

Normal electrician mainly focuses on repair and maintenance of the electric system in your house or at work. If you have an emergency in your house, you can contact a normal electrician to conduct an electrical inspection. A normal electrician will help to repair loose poor switches in the house, replace a faulty wiring system, install or repair Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) for wet areas in the house and replace blown off circuit breakers. Normal electricians are trained and licensed to extend the exciting network to connect your property and increasing the capacity of the electrical network.

Level 2 Electrician

The main difference between a normal electrician and level 2 electrician is the level of training and the license they hold. Level 2 electricians are more trained to handle not only repair and maintenance but also do installations. Level 2 electricians are able to handle overhead and underground electrical services between the customer, your home or business, and electrical supply network. Below are services provided by level 2 electricians.

1) Meter Installation

Level 2 electrician are licensed and authorised to install a power meter in your home. You need a meter to keep track of your power usage and billing.

2) Disconnection and reconnection

Electricity distributors can authorise disconnection of power supply to a customer because of various reasons such as; safety measures or if the customer has not paid their electricity bill for a long time. To do this work, the electricity distributors will send a level 2 electrician to disconnect power supply because they have the skills do to so. After the issues have been resolved, they will also send a level 2 electrician to reconnect the power supply.

3) Underground and overhead power supply

Electric power is transmitted through two ways, underground or overhead supply. Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages and there are special cases where one of them can be recommended to the other. Underground power supply involves the use of cables that pass underground while overhead uses electric poles and cables to supply power. Level 2 electricians are able to do install overhead or underground power supply. They also replace faulty electric poles or cables.

4) Upgrade power

Electricity is either connected at a single phase or 3 phase. Single phase is mostly used for domestic use while 3 phase is used for industrial or commercial use. Single phase has two wires, the live and neutral whereas 3 phase has 3 active and one neutral. If you need to switch your electricity supply from a single phase to 3 phase, you can contact a level 2 electrician who will do it confidently.

Level 2 electricians deal with more dangerous tasks than normal electricians. Level 2 electricians are more qualified and are required to comply with the strict NSW rules and regulations. They need to be closely monitored to ensure they follow safety procedures while doing their work. At Gordon Powers, you can get both normal and level 2 electricians. Gordon Power will always provide you with the right licensed electrician to help you solve your electricity challenges.

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