Master Electrician Geoff Allen (right) and second-year apprentice Jamie Edwards install an air-conditioner at a home in Pallas Street, Maryborough.
Master Electrician Geoff Allen (right) and second-year apprentice Jamie Edwards install an air-conditioner at a home in Pallas Street, Maryborough. Jocelyn Watts/Fraser Coast Chronicle

Master of his trade

GEOFF Allen has joined an elite group of electricians.

He now has national status as a master of his trade, the highest level of professional accreditation for an electrical contractor.

Mr Allen, 30, who gained his qualification in the army, said that becoming a Master Electrician was a great honour for him personally and also for Axis Electrical and Air-conditioning.

“I’m proud that I’ve reached a pinnacle in my career,” he said.

“I’ve been an electrician since I was 17 years old and I’m very passionate about the trade. I was born and bred in Maryborough and I want to deliver the best possible customer service for people on the Fraser Coast.

“Axis Electrical and Air-conditioning is proud to be accredited as Master Electricians and we will work hard to maintain that status in the years ahead.”

Master Electricians CEO Malcolm Richards said the extensive selection criteria for accreditation ensured that only the finest members of the industry could achieve accreditation.

“To be considered a Master Electrician, contractors must agree to be audited annually for safety and quality, offer their customers a 12-month guarantee on workmanship, and adhere to a strict code of practice.

“Our members must also demonstrate they have a comprehensive safety management system in place to protect themselves and their customers.”



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