About Electrical Installations
Electricians are needed wherever there is electricity. They can expect to work in homes, offices, factories, and even farms, carrying out maintenance and repairs, and sometimes designing and installing new systems. Given the risks associated with electricity, offering a safe and reliable service to customers is paramount. Electricians need to have an intimate knowledge of the latest safety standards and work to a strict code of safety conduct.
The ChallengeCompetitors are required to:
- Work organization and management
- Follow health and safety standards, rules, and regulations.
- Diligently follow electrical safety procedures
- Identify and use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Problem solving, innovation and creativity
- Application of diagnostic approach to problem solving
- Awareness of new trends and developments in the industry including the new standards and working methods
- Planning and design
- Able to read, interpret and revise drawings and documentation
- Selection of materials and installation techniques for use in different environments
- Select and install equipment and wiring as per drawings and documentation provided
- Testing, reporting and commissioning
- Compliance to industrial regulation and standards
- Maintenance, fault finding and repair
- Able to meet customers’ need for the purpose of a specific installation
- The ability to diagnose electrical installations and to correct inherent problems while meeting the current standards
This skill area is conducted via internal selection in WSS 2023
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WorldSkills Singapore 2023 Competitors
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Koh Zhi Cheng
Since young, Zhi Cheng has been following his dad, who is an electrician, when he takes on jobs such as repairing lights, heaters and troubleshooting electrical faults. This fuelled his interest in engineering and his passion for the field came in handy throughout his WorldSkills journey which saw him learning how to program different KNX (an open system for building automation) devices, among other things.