Services Provided By Commercial Electricians
Here we take a look at the various types of services that commercial electricians provide:
1. Lighting System Control
The lighting system on your premises could easily account for over 60% of your monthly electricity bill. When you work with an experienced licensed electrician, they can help provide better lighting control, and you can achieve considerable savings on your overall lighting expenses.
For example, they can provide solutions for upgrading wall switches, install scheduled lighting controls such as automatic switch off after business hours, introduce sensor-activated dimming systems and networking systems. The commercial electrician can also ensure that these installations incorporate the correct grounding features, short circuit protection and lighting load capacity, which improves the safety levels of all these installations.
You can also get the lighting control systems updated for different zone requirements, intended uses and a better fit. For example, if you have corridors, training or presentation rooms, conference rooms, office spaces, cubicles etc. all of these would need a specific type of lighting to ensure better productivity of your team members.
If you have retail space, it would need ambient and focused lighting in various areas. When you have optimised lighting control, not only will you save on power, but it will also enhance the comfort and utility of these spaces. Correctly illuminated commercial areas are also safer for use, and it becomes easier for you to maintain the security levels on your property.
2. Testing and Tagging of Commercial Appliances
In this task, the commercial electrician will check the portable electrical appliances on your business property to ensure that they are safe for use. They will also perform a visual check for any damage or deterioration before using specialised equipment for testing all the appliances. They will then tag the appliances marking them as tested and safe, and the tags would also mention the recommended next test dates.
These checks are part of Australian Standards and have to be followed by all businesses. The process gives your employees a good idea about which appliances are safe for use, and it helps to minimise the risks of accidents and electrical shocks or electrocution. Testing and tagging are crucial and mandatory in industries such as demolition and construction, which rely on specialised equipment in their daily working.