International standards in electrics and the organization behind them
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC; in French: Commission Ã©lectrotechnique internationale) is a non-profit, non-governmental international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies ? collectively known as "electrotechnology". IEC standards cover a vast range of technologies from power generation, transmission and distribution to home appliances and office equipment, semiconductors, fibre optics, batteries, solar energy, nanotechnology and marine energy as well as many others. The IEC also manages three global conformity assessment systems that certify whether equipment, system or components conform to its International Standards.
The IEC charter embraces all electrotechnologies including energy production and distribution, electronics, magnetics and electromagnetics, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunication and medical technology, as well as associated general disciplines such as terminology and symbols, electromagnetic compatibility (by its Advisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility, ACEC), measurement and performance, dependability, design and development, safety and the environment.
About electrical contractors - definition
An electrical contractor is a business person or firm that performs specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems?a $130 billion industry in the United States.
An electrical contractor is different from an electrician; an electrician is an individual tradesman and an electrical contractor is a business person or company that employs electricians. Both usually hold licenses and insurances to properly and safely operate a business, protecting the employees and home owners/business owners from insurance liabilities. These requirements vary from state to state. Electricians may work for an electrical contractor, or directly for individuals or companies.
Many experts in one
The tense situation on the labor market makes it to stand out from the competition to be primarily positive stand. Therefore, more and more companies that provide services for the repair of electrical installations expanding its activities. From electrician so we can expect not only knowledge of electricity, but also problems in the field of power engineering and electronics. These professionals are highly desirable in the labor market and many customers will choose a person who can provide services from more than one industry, because it is often more financially viable and takes less time than a call a few professionals.