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What is an electrical contractor?

An electrical contractor can be a person or company that completes electrical installation work or maintenance. If the electrical contractor is a company, they will only employ licensed electricians to complete any electrical work which is the case for 1st Call Electrical Services.

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Why it's important to use electrical contractors

There are many risks that surround electrical installation when the work is not completed to a safe standard by an unlicensed electrician. These risks can be dangerous to the residents of the home and the property with the consequences even leading to fatalities.

This is why a licensing system has been established, to ensure only qualified, knowledgeable and experienced electricians are able to safely complete electrical work. Under current Victorian licensing laws, a person in the business of electrical contracting or offering to contract must be a registered electrical contractor to protect themselves from insurance liablities.

You should always make sure you’re using a registered electrical contractor (REC) to ensure any electrical work being done is carried out using the correct safety protocols.

How do I know if my electrical contractor is registered?

The most important step in ensuring you're using a registered electrical contractor is to:

Ask for a registration number as all registered electrical contractors can be found on the Energy Safe Victoria website, listed under their unique registration number. 1st Call Electrical Services is a proudly licensed electrical contractor with our registration number easily found on the home page. If they refuse to provide you with one or simply do not have one, they are most likely not registered and should not be used.

It is important to verify and ensure that you’re using qualified and safety focused electricians. In order to become a REC, the contractor must have the appropriate experience, technical and business knowledge and the demonstrated skills to undertake electrical installation work. This demonstrates that the contractor has the knowledge and skills to do a competent and reliable job.

Once a business or individual is registered, you can sleep easy knowing that any work completed is of the highest standard and under the correct safety compliance checks and protocols.

If you’re needing any electrical work done today across Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs contact 1st Call Electrical Services on 1300 360 215 or complete our booking request form today.

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Master Electrician of the Year

1st Call Electrical is extremely proud to be the winner of the Victorian Master Electricians Excellence Awards for the 2nd year in a row. This is testament to the great work we do for our many customers.