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  • Scheduling Inspections: Tips to Make it Easier

    Scheduling Inspections: Tips to Make it Easier

    You finish a job and all that’s left is to get the inspector to sign off on the work. It seems simple enough. Call the inspector, set up the appointment, meet him or her there and get a thumbs up that you did a good job. Seriously, it seems so simple…

  • Working During Lightning – Is It Ever Safe?

    Working During Lightning – Is It Ever Safe?

    The best practice for working during a lightning storm is not to do it at all. While this is the safest way to ensure you never suffer a severe injury or death due to an electrical shock from a lightning storm, it’s not always practical or feasible to avoid working during hazardous conditions.

  • 5 Low-Risk, High-Margin Service Calls

    5 Low-Risk, High-Margin Service Calls

    Sometimes you need to fill in the gaps between big jobs with service calls that’ll complete payroll or just add some cushion to the coffers. Low-risk, high-margin service calls that take a day or two or less are just the ticket for those times when you need fast cash to see yourself through the end of an accounting period.

  • How to Make the Most of Your Apprenticeship

    How to Make the Most of Your Apprenticeship

    While you’re expected to be able to perform at least basic tasks with some competency, apprenticeship is a time where you can apply newfound knowledge to the task at hand and, even if you fail, you’ve learned something new and done so with comparatively little risk.

  • Storage for Devices, Breakers, and Receptacles

    Storage for Devices, Breakers, and Receptacles

    One obvious option for storing devices, breakers and other components is to simply leave them in their original packaging until the time comes to use them. In most cases, this packaging is made of corrugated cardboard and is designed to absorb shocks and minor impacts without jostling the contents too badly. In theory, this is great, since these are the same boxes that the components ship in and they’ve made it all the way to you unscathed.

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