22 - 27 August 2019

Electrical Installations

Electricians design and install electrical systems in all types of commercial, residential, and industrial projects, while carrying out maintenance and repairs safely and quickly. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems.

Work organization and self-management, communication and interpersonal skills, concentration and attention to details, problem solving, flexibility, and a deep body of knowledge are the important attributes of outstanding electricians. Given the risks associated with electricity, offering a safe and reliable service to customers is paramount. Electricians need to have an intimate knowledge of the latest safety standards and work to a strict code of safety conduct.

Electrical installation is closely associated with other parts of the construction industry, and electricians find themselves working in all manner of commercial, residential, agricultural, and manufacturing environments. Increases in the construction sector and growing demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians.

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Fun facts

The profession of electrician dates back to late 19th century, when the first power stations appeared needing technicians to monitor the operation of the equipment.

Initially, the profession of electrician got widespread in England and the United States, and only then it appeared in Russia.

In 1880, the French physicist Marcel Deprez announced the possibility of transmitting electricity through wires. He also built the first power line.

Invention of various electric devices led to stratification of the profession into electric installation operator, electromechanical technician, electrician, etc.

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Knut Martin Breivik (Norway)
Knut Martin Breivik (Norway)
Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

My skill is needed all over the world, and I know that I always will be able to get a job. It gives you a lot of opportunities - both in varieties of jobs, and in further education.

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