There are so many things to be concerned about in the business world that you have little time to devote to menial details. When you get to the office, you expect the temperature to be moderated, the water in the washbasin to be warm and the lights to turn on in your office. When the power to the building is disrupted for some reason, none of these expectations is fulfilled. For the past 100 years, the developed world has depended upon reliable, universal electricity. If that were not the case before, in today’s digital age electricity is doubly important for every aspect of commerce. Since this is clearly the case, electricity is the one commodity that cannot be taken for granted.
Something About Electricity Inevitably Disrupts Our Lives
Electrical service is actually quite dependable these days. If that were not true, the economy of the world, Norway and Oslo could not be built around it. While electricity truly is reliable and seemingly abundant, there is something about electrical power that always seems to disrupt the business world. Occasionally those disruptions are because of the failure of the system within your purview, such as the loss of a transformer or failed breakers. As often as not, however, electricity disrupts your commerce in a good way: perhaps you need to add additional circuits or new equipment requires a step up to Phase 3 power. Whether for a negative reason or for positive growth, it is certain you will eventually require an electrician in Oslo.
Electricians Must Be Able to Deal With Many Contingencies
In the same way, some people tend to take electrical power for granted, so it is tempting to underestimate the necessary professional abilities of a commercial electrician. Professional educators frequently rank the qualities most needed in electricians. Here are the most sought-after capabilities:
- Experience in the field. Those sent to do work in business sites should at least be journeymen.
- Knowledge of electrical wiring schemata. A good electrician can quickly evaluate a wiring harness.
- Real facility with both hand tools and power tools. It is not just having the right tool but knowing how to use it.
- A grasp of control systems. Electricians must understand the how and why of what makes a system work.
- The ability to read blueprints. The technician needs to be able to figure out where power is routed throughout a system.
- An eye for preventive maintenance. Regular inspections of pivotal electrical equipment prevent downtime, replacement and frustration.
Do-It-Yourself Equals Disaster
As the saying goes, there is “an elephant in the room” here that must be mentioned and that is the propensity of hurried executives to try to make electrical repairs on their own. While such behavior may be humorous in the homeplace, when survived, it is often disastrous in the workplace. Among the things that can go wrong when non-electricians attempt to accomplish things electricians are trained to do are:
- The physical danger of shock or electrocution
- The potential danger of a fire or misaligned power destroying electrical equipment
- The possibility of illegality
- The possibility of lost business insurance
- The possibility of lengthy business downtime
Future Electrical Needs Will Be Subtle, Complex and Numerous
To be sure, you recognize the validity of saying that commercial electricians are essential, not just to keep the lights on but also to power all the equipment that makes the global and local economy possible.
This is verifiably true today and, going forward, will be all the more the case. As the internet of everything wires together the entire world, the one professional more in demand than any other may well be the astute commercial electrician.