Given the complexity of cable structures, it is crucial to hire cabling contractors with extensive education and working knowledge. Not only do cabling contractors need to possess the right skill set, but they should also be licensed in order to ensure that the job is done right. In this article, we’ll explore why cabling contractors need to be licensed and what benefits this can bring.
In Florida, any individual who plans to perform low voltage cabling work must obtain a Limited Energy Systems Specialty license from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) under Chapter 364, F.S. The Limited Energy Systems Specialty License covers the installation, alteration, and repair of communication systems and fire protection systems that use low voltage. This type of license does not include electrical power wiring or wiring for any other type of power.
The benefits of having a Limited Energy Systems Specialty license are numerous. The contractor is first and foremost assured that their work complies with all relevant building codes and regulations. This is especially important for contractors who work in buildings with high levels of safety and security. The contractor is qualified to complete the work correctly and safely if they have a license, too.
Having a license gives the contractor a sense of legitimacy in addition to the advantages listed above. It proves to clients, associates, and other stakeholders that the contractor is knowledgeable, skilled, and reliable. This can be an invaluable asset in a competitive marketplace. Additionally, the license shows prospective clients that the contractor complies with all requirements for performing the work lawfully.
In terms of the actual work that can be done with this license, the licensee is able to install, repair, fabricate, erect, alter, add to, or design electrical wiring, fixtures, appliances, thermostats, apparatus, raceways, conduit, and fiber optics (transmission of light over stranded glass) or any part thereof up to 98 volts (RMS). Lighting, outlets, and other electrical fixtures installation in residential and commercial buildings is included in this.
The licensee can also design and set up electrical systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, as well as troubleshoot and repair existing systems. Additionally, it is the licensee’s responsibility to make sure that all installations comply with building codes and that the necessary safety precautions are taken.
In addition, the licensee can also install, repair, and maintain low-voltage systems, such as doorbells, intercoms, and other types of audio/visual systems. If the alarm systems are not linked to the power grid, the licensee may also install and maintain them.
In conclusion, cabling contractors must be licensed to ensure that the job is done safely and up to code. This gives the customer more assurance, but it also protects the contractor by giving them more security. If you’re in need of cabling services, Tribute Telecom, LLC, is here to help with our services. Our team of experienced and licensed cabling contractors will ensure that the job is done right the first time. Contact us now!