Key information

  1. Reference: ST0152
  2. Date updated: 04/09/2023
  3. Level: 3
  4. Route: Construction and the built environment
  5. Regulated occupation: No

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Occupation summary

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials. Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others. Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances. Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.

Typical job titles include:

Installation Electrician Maintenance Electrician Electrician

KSBs

Knowledge

K1: Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems Back to Duty

K2: Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment Back to Duty

K3: Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment Back to Duty

K4: Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment Back to Duty

K5: Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems Back to Duty

K6: Oversee and organise the work environment. Back to Duty

K7: Understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment. Back to Duty

K8: Understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment. Back to Duty

K9: Understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations. Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems Back to Duty

S2: Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment Back to Duty

S3: Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment Back to Duty

S4: Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment Back to Duty

S5: Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems Back to Duty

S6: Oversee and organise the work environment. Back to Duty

S7: Understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment. Back to Duty

S8: Understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment. Back to Duty

S9: Understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations. Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Work reliably and effectively without close supervision Back to Duty

B2: Accept responsibility for the work of themselves and others Back to Duty

B3: Accept allocate and supervise technical and other tasks Back to Duty

B4: Use oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical and other information Back to Duty

B5: Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public Back to Duty

B6: Undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development Back to Duty

B7: Maintain and enhance competence in own area Back to Duty

B8: Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner. Back to Duty

T Level in building services engineering for construction

Qualification type: T Level

Qualification level: 3

Awarding organisation: City & Guilds

Approval date: 17/12/2020

Available from: 01/09/2021

Occupational specialism: Electrotechnical engineering

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ST0152 Installation electrician and maintenance electrician


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