TMOT - YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ELECTRICIAN IN BRISBANE
24/7 Emergency Electricians South & North Brisbane
If there is a risk of fire or electrocution, dial 000 to contact emergency services and evacuate to a safe location.
Are you calling within standard trading hours (7 pm to 4 am, Monday to Friday) or outside?
Local Emergency Electrician Brisbane
DURING STANDARD TRADING HOURS,
MO-FR 7 AM TO 4 PM
What costs can you expect to an emergency response?
There is a base cost of $300 for labour which covers leaving other work to return, the first 90 minutes and $105/hr after that plus parts.
On average, our emergency call-outs stay that low. Most of our work is:
– power out and won’t reset
– another trade has been there and damaged a cable/light etc
– another trade is there to do something, and there is an electrical cable or equipment in the way
– a sparky that was booked to do a job has let them down
– an unsafe electrical situation exists (sparking switch, smoke or bad smell in a switchboard, fire alarm won’t stop etc., etc., etc.)
If we find severe damage and need to undertake significant corrective action, then we give an estimate before starting work.
OUTSIDE STANDARD TRADING HOURS,
MO-FR 4 PM TO 7 AM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Our number is 1300 853 564 and monitored 24/7.
Before you call, please consider your options.
A. Emergency Call-out.
We recommend not sending someone out unless unavoidable.
Sending someone out is a costly exercise as the electrician might not be allowed to work the next day for safety reasons.
It’s a minimum $600 call-out fee.
The award and safety code creates these costs, and you can read more about it here.
B. Our “Emergency Response” hybrid solution
Click here to go to our “What do I do in an electrical emergency?” section.
We take you through the immediate responses to most electrical emergencies that you do yourself.
To help you troubleshoot these or to render your installation safe until we can attend during regular business hours.
Then call 1300 853 564 and leave a message, saying that you need a call back as soon as the office is open (around 8 am).
We can then prioritise your emergency over a non-critical scheduled job for the day.
This approach gives you free professional advice to deal with your immediate situation and gets your problem dealt with at the most cost-effective price.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IN AN ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY?
Have a look at your safety switches
This can be a 1 minute DIY job. Sometimes all it takes is to go to your switchboard and reset a safety switch.
Or it’s a 5 minute DIY job if you have to find a faulty electrical appliance to disconnect.
We wrote a guide on how to check for this very common fault. Please follow the instructions here.
Check your power points
Your lights are working but your kitchen doesn’t have power for example. That’s another common issue that you can often resolve yourself.
We wrote a guide on how to check for this too. Please follow the instructions here.
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WHY IS AN AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY CALL-OUT SO EXPENSIVE?
Emergency Call-out is a very different thing, and not many businesses offer this after regular work hours (roughly 6 pm to 6 am during the week or at any time over the weekend).
It is so expensive to provide qualified and licenced staff to perform the work. It’s a combination of the award and health & safety measures.
As responsible and ethical employers, there are regulatory and safety rules around overtime and “out of hours” work.
If we are expecting employees to be available to undertake call-out work, we need to pay them
– an “on-call” allowance of approximately $200/week to compensate them for not scheduling activities in the evenings for the duration of their roster.
– if you call out someone after-hours or weekend job, we are required to pay them a minimum of 4 hrs at overtime rates, no matter how short a time the job takes.
– if the time elapsed between the tradesman returning home and starting work the next day is less than 10hrs, we are required to pay them overtime of 150% of their regular rate for the whole next day at work.
What this means is that to recoup the “on-call” allowance + 4 hrs at 150% rate we need to charge a minimum of $600 for an after-hours call-out or weekend booking.
This does not take into account the added cost of overtime the next day if the tradesman has not had 10hrs break.
In fact, quite often, the tradesman will not work the next day as it is unsafe to come to work and perform electrical work if they are sleep deprived.
I hope this explains why it is best to make it work with our hybrid solution.