Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS LEVEL 2 ELECTRICAL WORK?
Also known as contestable or service work, level 2 electrical work is a combination of accreditation and knowledge that a contractor will need in order to connect the consumers such as home owners and buildings to the network owned by Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy. The energy providers own the network in which level 2 electrical work is connected to. People refer to the network as power poles or power lines, in the end level 2 electrical work is the task to link both consumers and the network in a way which is deemed compliant.
WHAT IS A LEVEL 2 ELECTRICIAN?
A Level 2 Electrician is a contractor that is capable of connecting the proposed level 2 electrical work. These Electricians in particular are authorised to physically connect consumers to the network themselves. They have requirements that the government has made them oblige by such as public liability.
WHAT IS AN ASP?
Accredited Service Providers also known as ASP’s. Prior to the Electricity Supply Act 1995, network operators were the only ones who had permission to provide this service. This act gave electricity users the option to choose whether they wanted the energy provider’s service or to call an ASP for the Service. Since then ASP’s have relieved the workload on the network for the energy providers.
WHEN DO I NEED A LEVEL 2 ASP?
You will be required to use an ASP or level 2 Electrician when work at your premises is damaged or deemed unsafe or if you require more power for things like 3 phase machinery. On the other hand if a switchboard caught fire a level 2 electrician would be required first to make safe, some people get an A grade electrician to prepare the works and the level 2 electrician just tests and connects. Although if you’re using our service we would undertake the whole job leaving you with a hassle free experience.