Currently I am working through my past project notes, emails etc to create a list of the most common questions I have been asked. The list will grow so stay posted.
1] Do you need a licence to do your electrical work?
I get this one a lot as people are intrigued how electricity works. The answer of course is yes, you do need a current licence. It's definitely worth asking the question as you want to make sure you safe, professional solutions to your projects.
2] Do you specialise in any particular area?
I've worked across so many areas of work over the years, from small simple jobs to major commercial projects. I'm happy either working solo on a domestic job or as part of large development team. So I have no particular area I prefer, it's great having a different project daily.
3] What got you interested in electrical work?
That's easy, my Dad first got me interested. He was one of the first TV technicians in Australia.
I watched him work and became interested in how power worked and how it could be applied to all types of situations.
4] How many years have you been doing this type of work in the area?
I moved to Lennox Head around 10 years ago.
It's been great working in such a beautiful ' go ahead ' area.
5] Is it dangerous work, do you need insurance?
Safety first! Both for the customer and myself. I do take great care in my work and I do have Public Liability Insurance to cove my clients and their workplace. It's a good question to ask all tradies before they do any work for you.
6] Are you tidy?
This is a good one, electricians like any tradie need to respect the environment they work in. A tidy organised workplace for an electrician is also very important on a safety level as well.
7] How do you charge?
I have an hourly rate which I will quote before I commence the work. If the project does change I will alert the customer what additional costs will be incurred.
8] Will you be on time?
Over the years I know how much clients hate electricians, or any tradie turning up late. I will say a time and stick to it.
9] Do you have several jobs on the go?
Another pet hate for clients is when the tradie keeps moving about between different work venues and never actually finishing their job on time. So I don't chop and change between jobs, I stick to the one project.
10] More questions and answers coming......