Brisbane’s cafe, restaurant and hospitality sector is close to a billion dollar industry that includes dynamic areas of the service industry. It includes food and drink, event planning, theme parks, lodging, transportation, traveling and others within the tourism industry. While the losses due to Covid-19 have been significant, with government stimulation a return to growth in this industry is inevitable. And it goes to say that those new venues who have the brightest most dazzling aspects will win the IT CROWD when the it crowd can finally return to full, uninhibited, celebratory socialisation.
In aiming to be fresh, new and colourful, with almost all these areas dealing with some form of electricity (lights, among others) it is easy to see how important electricians are for the hospitality industry.
Imagine a hotel with no lights, a cafe with no coffee maker, a sauna with no electricity, a small bar with no moody, atmospheric, low-lit lamps. Not a pretty picture, is it? The conveniences that one expects from these places are the very reason we go to them. An event with no air conditioning or a sound system that fails to function? That would make it a sweaty event. Not pleasant at all. Most event planners have an emergency electrician that could attend to their event mishaps as do most cafes. Hotels tend to have their in-house ones. Because of the multitude of things that could go wrong in a hotel, their in-house electricians not only need to spot check and maintain all fixtures but must keep them according to code.
Electricians have the skills to install and maintain by either replacing or repairing wiring, lighting and other electrical systems a place has. They give attention to either construction or maintenance but able to do both. Their skills and training require them to not only do physical labour but also apply critical thinking and solve complex problems without blowing up the place or electrocuting themselves or anyone else. People should seek out a commercial electrician and have her or his number on speed dial.
To be considered serious in the hospitality business, you need to up your game. Guests and visitors complaining about your amenities ‘water’s too cold, rooms are too hot’ is not going to be good. Word of mouth is still the best form of advertising. But you will still find some people will rate your venue or business in whatever platform they can find you on if they are not satisfied. Keeping an electrician or electrical service handy is certainly a good investment and idea. It’s essential and at times extremely necessary in fact.