What Qualities Should You Look For in an Electrician?
Top 5 Qualities of a Great Electrician
Aside from having the right skills and qualifications, there are other factors you should look for when you hire an electrician in Sydney – traits that go beyond their technical capabilities.
Such traits are often referred to as interpersonal or ‘soft skills.’ They are attributes that apply to all workers regardless of their role or industry. Typically soft skills relate to a person’s ability to interact effectively and harmoniously with others. But they also relate to a person’s reliability, time management, problem solving, and communication skills.
These are the qualities that separate a competent electrician from one who is a pleasure to work with. Does that sound like the kind of electrician you would entrust with your home or business? If you want to find one, look out for these 5 important traits.
Good Communication Skills
Whether your electrical needs are big or small, there is a good chance you will communicate with your electrician through a variety of means – whether it be through phone, in person, text message, or email.
As you communicate through these channels you want an electrician who will respond in a timely manner, be easy to understand, and take the time to address your immediate concerns. As a result, you will feel confident your electrician really cares about your needs, and is dedicated to making the experience a positive one.
But if your electrician is rude, slow to respond, or hard to understand, you’ll wish you had gone elsewhere. Also, these traits will become really noticeable in an emergency situation, or when your electrician is in charge of a large-scale commercial project – where time and project management skills are vital.
So, before you hire an electrician in Sydney, take note of their general communication skills during the initial consultation. Are they friendly? Do they know how to break down complex industry jargon into terms you can understand? Do they respond to requests in a timely manner? If so… you’ve likely found a winner.
They’re a Team Player
Sometimes an electrician will be part of a much bigger team. This is often the case for major building and renovation projects. Your electrician may be required to liaison with many people, including business owners, project managers, landlords, real estate agents, and other tradespeople (even other electricians).
In this case, it is crucial that your electrician can work effectively as a team, and treat each person with equal respect and dignity. Especially when the team must work together to overcome a certain problem or follow the client’s (your) particular vision. If the team cannot agree on a solution or find way to move forward, it will all comes to a grinding halt.
But, if the team can work together in harmony, the journey will be smooth-sailing and your project will be delivered on time.
Reliability and Time Management
This is incredibly important. When you approach an electrician for a job, you typically want to get a time estimate for your task. An electrician who can give a reasonable deadline and actually stick to that deadline (or even deliver ahead of schedule) will instantly land in your good books.
Aside from having good time management skills, a good electrician should also arrive on time and get the job done right the first time, every time. After all, you don’t want to have to keep calling an electrician back so they can fix their mistakes, right?
But how do you know if an electrician will stick to their word? One way is to read testimonials and reviews from past customers. You should be able to find these on their website, social media pages, or Google reviews. After reading a few reviews you should have a pretty good idea as to whether the electrician is reliable.
Strong Focus on Safety
Good electricians have a clear understanding of electrical safety codes and procedures. Not only that, but they put those standards into practice every day. But what does that mean for you?
Simply put, your electrician in Sydney should be mindful of the work they do and how it could affect others. They should maintain regular communication with other people onsite and – if necessary – restrict access to certain areas or equipment until it is safe to do so. Failure to manage these risks could result in serious injury or even death.
Sometimes the solution to an electrical issue is not black-and-white. There may be multiple possible solutions. What separates a poor electrician from a good one is their ability to assess the situation, explore all the possible avenues, and – through a logical process of elimination – choose a solution that is right for the task at hand.
When you take into account other factors such as cost and time management, being a fast problem solver is a huge advantage. Why? Because the faster a job gets done the less you, the customer, has to pay. Best of all? You can relax knowing your electrical system is getting the best possible service.
Sydney Electrical Service takes enormous pride in the professionalism of their valued staff. If you’re looking for a domestic or commercial electrician who is prompt, reliable, and easy to communicate with – our local experts are ready to help.For a FREE quote from a certified electrician in Sydney, call 0433 462 902. Alternatively, fill out the online form. One of our friendly electricians will be happy to discuss your needs and give you a FREE quote.