International standards in electrics and the organization behind them
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC; in French: Commission électrotechnique 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.
As in most of the industry, also in the case of electrical services such as repair of electrical installations and the like services, longer cooperation is beneficial to both contracting parties. In the case of electricity and its principal advantages are significant enough that, thanks to them we can, for example, to increase their own safety. Electrician who is familiar with the electrical system of our building and who is exercising over her custody certainly much faster and more efficiently will also remove any irregularities. Here cooperation electrician and his client is so important that many owners especially larger objects to such cooperation prevails.
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.