The Electrical Services industry is one of Australia’s largest special construction industries, contributing $20bn in revenue to the economy annually. Over 85,000 people are employed in the industry, working in 35,000 businesses, which specialise in the installation and maintenance of electrical circuitry on buildings and industrial equipment, as well as installing electric lights and other power facilities.
Over the past five years, the industry has faced challenging conditions across most markets, primarily due to a decline in demand for the housing and commercial building markets. Lack of work however, is not the only risk facing Electricians today. Given the nature of the work, there are certain circumstances that leave Electricians exposed.