Electrical energy is a key driver of social and economic progress. It is for this reason that communities and business organisations invest huge amounts of financial resources to ensure electrical projects are designed and implemented in accordance with stipulated safety and industry standards. Here are some essential tips which are key in managing electrical projects and are inspired by electrical and mechanical supply industry leader Megaphase.
Prepare detailed system drawings for the field
Detailed system drawings enable everyone on the site to know the actual device locations as well as the cabling required between specific devices. Electricians on site work better with a plan view drawing showing the best conduit routing and cable grouping. With a detailed system drawing, you are bound to save more on labour and materials.
Utilise a skilled workforce
It’s vitally important to utilise skilled electrical professionals with experience. Having experienced and committed professionals will go a long way in finishing the project on time and with distinction as well as keeping related costs down.
Verify Licensing and Insurance
Credible commercial and residential electricians need to have appropriate licensing and insurance in place in order to sufficiently deal with any worker’s compensation should accidents or injuries occur.
It’s crucial to take safety precautions in what you wear and use. Rubber-soled shoes are a must; also make sure that tools such as pliers and screwdrivers are in good condition and have non-conductive grips. If you’re using a ladder or step ladder, you’re better off with fibreglass or other non-conductive materials.
Cost implications for different electrical projects will always differ. The key in dealing with this is to overestimate rather than underestimate the costs. It will work in your favour if the project is done under budget. Likewise there will be negative implications for everyone involved if the costs are beyond the budget.
Follow up with customers and suppliers
Following up with customers and key suppliers may not be a technical aspect of electrical project management but it remains integral. One of the best ways to achieve business growth is through building relationships with customers and suppliers. It remains a business fact that healthy relationships with customers and suppliers will contribute towards business success.
You can achieve this by keeping a database of your customers and suppliers and reaching out to them every now and then with promo info, industry news, relevant tips and courtesy emails.
When it comes to your electrical projects and needs there is only one electrical industry service provider for you to consider, namely Megaphase.
Megaphase has a wide array of electrical and mechanical products, and with their years worth of extensive experience customers can look forward to quality expert advice and assistance.
For enquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call 012 803 0031. You can also drop by our warehouse at 336 Alwyn Street, Waltloo, Pretoria, and start a friendly and informative conversation!