Some potential risks/ hazards include Electrocution and electrical fires, which can lead to serious injuries and possibly even death. To ensure the safety of yourself and those around you, it’s imperative that you seek the services of a licenced electrician for any electrical work, for the following reasons:

Safety Codes & Regulations

Working with electricity is highly dangerous work, with electrocution being the second highest cause of fatalities within the construction industry in New South Wales. The government has created safety regulations and codes of practice to ensure that safe procedures are followed and safety is maintained at all times. A licensed and experienced Electrician will be well aware of these guidelines and regulations and also be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out electrical work safely. Everything from datapoint installation to home appliances installations will be carried out with the utmost care and skill.


Before completing any electrical wiring work in New South Wales, you must obtain an electrical work licence and certificate. Electrical wiring work refers to the act of installing and repairing wiring, as well as removing wiring. For a more detailed outline of what is considered to be electrical wiring work, visit the NSW Fair Trading website. It’s important to note that it is actually an offence to undertake electrical wiring work if you aren’t licenced. If you are an individual, you could face a substantial fine of $22,000. For companies, the fine is even more significant at $110,000. You may think that you can tackle datapoint installation or home appliances installations yourself, but it’s always best to get a professional electrician with the appropriate licencing and skills.

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

In order to receive an electrical licence and certificate, the electrician must have first obtained the appropriate qualifications. When hiring a licenced electrician, you can rest assured that they have the knowledge and skill to complete your required electrical wiring work. Electricians undergo rigorous training, allowing them to carry out basic electrical work right through to complex works. A licenced and qualified electrician will be able to complete everything from tv point installation to ceiling fan installation to switchboard upgrades.

At Alan Oxford’s Plumbing & Electrical, we specialise in providing expert electrical services, including tv point installationdatapoint installationceiling fan installationHome appliances installations and much more, for customers in Parramatta, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and the Hills Shire. We provide a Customer Service Guarantee and a 24 hour Emergency Electrical Service to ensure we can help you if a dangerous electrical issue does emerge. For more information about our services or to arrange a booking, contact our friendly team on (02) 9894 9623.