All our work comes with a warranty. Conditions for working
The work conditions for electricians can vary depending on their specialization. An electrician’s job is usually physically demanding. This includes climbing ladders, lifting tools, and supplies. Sometimes, an electrician may need to work in cramped spaces or on scaffolding. They might also have to bend, squat, or kneel in order to make connections under challenging places. Many construction electricians spend their time in noisy, dirty, and loud outdoor work areas. Industrial electricians might be exposed to heat, dust, and the noise of an industrial plant. In emergencies, power systems electricians might be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
Electricians are more vulnerable to electric shock than other workers. Electric shock can occur when an electrician comes in direct contact with an energized circuit conductor or is exposed to stray voltage due to faults in the system. An electric shock exposes skin and eyes to hazardous amounts of light and heat. Rockford Electricians are trained to be safe and to take precautions to avoid injury.
Some of the most common tools include:
1) Conduit Bender: used to bend various types of electrical conduits. There are many options, including hydraulic, electric, and hand versions.
2) Non- Contact Voltage-testers
3) Lineman’s Pliers: Heavy-duty pliers for use in bending cutting, crimping, and pulling wire.
4) Diagonal Pliers known as side cutters): cutting blades on smaller gauge wires, but sometimes also used as a gripping tool to remove staples and nails.
5) Needle-Nose Pliers a long, tapered gripping nose of various sizes, with or
without cutters, generally smaller and for more refined work (including tiny tools used in electronics wiring.
6) Wire Strippers: Plier-like tool available in many sizes and designs featuring special blades to cut and strip wire insulation while leaving the conductor wire intact and without nicks.
7) Some wire strippers include cable strippers among their multiple functions for removing the outer cable jacket.
8) Cable Cutters: Highly leveraged pliers for cutting larger cable.
9) Armored Cutters Cable – Commonly known as the trademark “Roto split,” this tool is used to cut the metal sleeves on MC (Metal Clad) cable.
10) Multimeter: A tool for electrical measurement with multiple functions You can choose between an analog and digital display. The most common features are voltage, resistance, current. Some models have additional functions.
11) Unibet or Step-Bit: A metal-cutting drill bit with stepped-diameter cutting edges enables drilling holes increments in rolled stamped/ metal up to about 1.6mm (1/16 inch) thick. This is commonly used to create knockouts in a junction box or breaker panel.
12) Cord, Rope, or Fish Tape. This is used to manipulate wires and cables through cavities. The fishing tool can be pushed, dropped, or shot into the raceway, stud bay, or joist bay of a wall, floor, or ceiling. Next, the wire or cable must be attached and pulled back.
13) Crimping tools: These are used to attach terminals or splices. These tools can be either hydraulically or hand-powered. Some hand tools have been
ratcheted to ensure pressure is right. Hydraulic units get cold welding, even for aluminum cables.
14) Insulation Resistance Testers: these testers apply several hundred to several thousand volts to cables and equipment to determine the insulation resistance value.
15) GFI/GFCI Used to test the functionality of Ground-Fault Interrupting
16) Voltmeter: An electrician’s tool to measure the electrical potential difference between two points in an electric circuit.