Are you an electrician who wants to provide services to a commercial, industrial, or domestic homeowner? Are you a client who wishes to get electrical installation or repair at your premises? You may need to write an electrical contract that spells the agreement terms. An electrical installation contract is a legally binding document that is admissible in court should a lawsuit ensue. Therefore, the contract is important to both the client and the contractor. Here are some of the important things to include when writing the contract:
Scope of the project
The electrical work should be fully defined. It entails the type of work to be done, which can be detailed in a bulleted list or paragraph under the “Works” sections. It can be more specific by stating details like the rooms to be wired or repaired, the damaged equipment, or any modification work to be performed.
Specifications and location
The electrical contract should include specifications or blueprints as well as where the project will be done. It should indicate the address of the building and preferably the details of a contact person who is in charge of the property.
When writing the contract, it is important to settle upon the payment schedule before the electrical work commences. It specifies the amount agreed between the parties, invoice terms, and the due dates. Some electrical contractors charge by the hour while others offer rates per project.
Responsibility and liabilities
The contract should specify who is responsible in case of damage or loss throughout the electrical work. It also indicates the insurance coverage information that may be needed in case of personal injuries.
The contract should also explain the safety precautions and statement of intent from the contractor. It is used to offer assurances that the contractor will apply professional skill, care, and diligence at all times while at work and guarantee quality results.
Fees and licenses
The involved parties must agree on who is supposed to pay fees for electrical licenses and any other expense that may arise during the project.
Project schedule and completion period
Your electrical contract should specify the timeline of the project work. It should indicate the expected date of completion. If you are a contractor, remember to include a statement that you will not be liable for any delays caused by factors beyond your control. Project timelines can sometimes be affected by client negligence, wear and tear of equipment, and natural disasters.
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