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what are some thing i would have to be concerned about when working electrical jobs?

what are some thing i would have to be concern about while working electrical?

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Ed’s Answer

Depending on the project and job site you would face no more dangers or challenges than the other trades but there are some unique circumstances for electricians. The first is that because of the nature of the work you tend to be on site since they start digging until they open up for business and will be exposed to every hazard along the way, unlike other trades that come and go for different phases of construction. In today's construction environment electrical power is essential for tools, equipment and lighting and as the electrician it would be your duty to protect everyone from the dangers it poses and you have to watch out for surprises the unaware may create for you. The last thing you need to be concerned with is your own exposure to electrical dangers the main thing that sets an electrician apart from everyone else is that a good electrician knows how to turn the power off and keep it off. Many people get hurt because they think they need to have the power on to do what they need to do. If you ever feel like it's not worth the trouble to turn off a circuit you will change your mind the first time you see a guy grab a live wire with so much amperage that he can't let go, You should never have to see that kind of desperation in another person's eyes. Don't fear electricity, stupidity is much more dangerous.

Ed recommends the following next steps:

If you are considering a career in the electrical field seek out a genuine apprenticeship program and test your skills by acquiring your journeyman's license never trust a company or contractor to train you on their own.
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Gurpreet’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

From my research and talking to my dad, an electrician, the main concern when working with electricity is always safety. ArcFlash/electrocution do happen on the job and that is something to be aware of. However, with the proper training and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), it becomes less of concern because you know how to avoid it and handle it should it happen.

Another "concern" or challenge you might want to keep in mind is the difference between union and non-unionized electricians. Some regions and companies only work with unionized electricians so be sure to do your research when making that decision so you don't close the door on potential opportunities.

A similar question was asked in the past and I think you might find some of the responses to be helpful: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/210954/what-is-the-most-dangerous-part-of-being-an-electrician
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Semirah’s Answer

The advice will vary if you are an electrician or an electrical engineer. If the person is an electrical engineer, here are the considerations that may come into play:

Design and planning: Electrical engineers are often responsible for designing and planning electrical systems, so they need to be familiar with relevant codes and regulations, as well as industry best practices, to ensure that their designs are safe and compliant.

Analysis and testing: Electrical engineers may also be responsible for analyzing and testing electrical systems to ensure that they are functioning properly and safely. This may involve using specialized equipment and software to simulate and test different scenarios.

Project management: Electrical engineers may also be involved in project management, which would require them to coordinate with other team members, manage budgets, and oversee the installation and commissioning of electrical systems.

Safety and regulation management: Electrical Engineers are responsible to ensure the safety, stability and compliance of electrical systems in all aspect of work, they should be well-versed with the laws, regulations and industry standards.

Research and development: Electrical engineers may also be involved in researching and developing new electrical technologies, which would require them to stay current with the latest research and advancements in the field, and test new devices and systems in a laboratory setting.

It is worth noting that Electrical Engineers are required to be licensed or certified in most countries, which required them to pass certain exams and meet certain educational requirements, so they would be more aware of safety and regulations concerns as well as any updates and changes in the industry.

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