When you are hiring an electrical services contractor, it can sometimes get confusing deciding what type of electrician you really need. Many people don’t realise that in fact there are many different types of electricians who specialise in different aspects of their trade. So it is important to know what you are looking for before making a final decision.

Oddly enough there are some electricians who have spent a long time working in construction and who specialise in commercial electrical work. After having been out of the residential mainstream for a long time you might be surprised to hear that some electricians have difficulty readjusting.

Without going too far, it is important to choose an electrician who is not only competent and has plenty of relevant experience in the type of work you need to have performed. Although someone with commercial experience may eventually be able to adapt down to general household work, the time taken to complete the tasks may not be to your liking and the price may also be considerably higher because of the rates they would normally receive.

On the other hand, if the work you need to have done involves significant electrical installations and laying of cables, then a commercial electrician could be just what you need and could have in fact saved you time and money.

So what are the things should you be looking for when it comes to choosing a commercial electrician? Here is a brief description of the tasks commonly undertaken in this field to give you an idea.

  • A commercial electrician will be adaptable and creative enough to think on their feet, and come up with solutions on the spot. Frequently on a commercial site the builder will have no idea about the electrical plans and how the wires will be installed through a wall, they simply want an electrical outlet in a specific spot. The electrical worker needs to be inventive enough to work out a solution promptly and then get the job done as soon as possible.
  • Basic electrical skills are insufficient, experience and creativity for work-arounds are the main factors when it comes to assessing how good a commercial electrician really is.
  • They also need many other skills such as the innate capacity to work with a broad range of customers including builders, other commercial contractors, tenants for fitout and building owners. They need to be able to communicate effectively and describe the job in clear detail without being too technical so that everyone understands easily, as communication is key.
  • Above all, a good commercial electrician will always be presented professionally, be clean and efficient in their workplace, and focus on the task at hand without being distracted by the myriad of other trades working around him.
  • Sometimes, when specialty electrical work has to be performed, the process can be an exciting beginning for the electrician and a good commercial electrical contractor will convey the sense of excitement to the end customer so as to establish a sense of trust. This is definitely a situation where the means will justify the end.

Although this list is not meant to be an exhaustive one, it gives you a good idea of what a good commercial electrician is like and the skills they need to get the job done.


“Without going too far, it is important to choose an electrician who is not only competent and has plenty of relevant experience in the type of work you need to have performed.”



Choosing a commercial electrician in Sydney is serious business. Electricians must be able to not only execute the works required and provide up to date communication, but also ensure the safety of the commercial property, themselves and others long after the work has been completed.

At Arrow Power, honesty, integrity, safety and quality are our top commitments to give you the best possible outcome. We have over 40 years combined experience in the business and over 350 projects safely completed to our name. We are 100% dedicated to helping you achieve the best results. Contact us today to learn more or get a quote for your upcoming commercial electrical projects!