What’s the difference?

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People can often misunderstand the difference between an electrical contractor and an electrician, including the differences in qualifications and ability.

It’s easy to think of ‘buzz words’ used in many different industries, but these aren’t buzz words; the difference between the two is purely professional.

An electrician is typically known as an individual qualified tradesperson or an electrical worker, where as an electrical contractor is normally a suitably trained individual or business that has the necessary insurance and can employ an electrical worker.


Electrical contractors are also frequently referred to when talking about the management of more than one project for a client; on different scales and budgets, whilst Electricians tend to work on a smaller scale. Electricians are not typically able to perform work for the public unless it’s under the employment of an electrical contractor.


At Humphreys Electrical we span over commercial, industrial and domestic projects, we source everything for you and offer a personalised service, recommending the best options available according to your budget and needs.

With a team of qualified electricians we uphold the highest standards in the delivery of our projects and our customer service. Call us today for a free consultation.

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