What are the Differences Between a Commercial and Industrial Electrician?

Published On: October 3, 2023

What are the Differences Between a Commercial and Industrial Electrician?

You may have wondered where the line between a commercial and industrial electrician is drawn. Where does one set of expertise end and the next begin?

While both fields require highly skilled and experienced tradespeople, there are significant differences between the two.

Commercial Electricians

Let’s take a look at what commercial electricians specialise in. They look after the middle ground. Environments you will be familiar with: shopping centres, cinemas, educational environments and office buildings. These premises require an electrician who can work on large scale electrical planning and infrastructure.

They deal with fitting out the overall wiring schemes, the technicalities of all the infrastructure we see (or don’t see) daily in an office, retail, or educational environment. This includes not just power-points, but lighting, air conditioning, fitting fire alarms, data cabling and security systems.

With increasing energy efficient parameters being made mandatory in NSW, a commercial electrician will also be aware of the best and most effective way to include these power saving systems.

Commercial electricians can also conduct regular inspections and perform upgrades, maintenance or repair on existing electrical systems. Their training and licensing ensure they are up to date with NSW Safety Codes.

Industrial Electricians

Factory infrastructure and heavy machinery maintenance, heavy-duty electrical transformers and generators, back-up power systems, and electrical systems for mining operations. These are some of the areas in which an industrial electrician specialises.

One of the most important areas of expertise for an industrial electrician is what’s known as ‘Technical Electrical Works’. These include the ability to skilled electrical services where connection to the electricity grid is required.

These specialist electricians, known as Level 2 Electricians, can work on above or below ground mains power lines. Faraday Group are proud to be an Accredited and Authorised Service Provider (ASP) to some of Sydney’s major electrical networks.

Faraday Group’s Level 2 electricians are qualified to respond to 24-hour emergency callouts, rectification of defect notices, installation of private power poles or underground infrastructure repair.

Faraday has been in business FOR 65 YEARS. It’s testament to our unwavering commitment to quality. We’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Level 2 emergency call out.

Equally, we’re happy to take your enquiry on 02 9808 5299. Alternatively, why not send us a quote request or book a job online.

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