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(a) Required. Pursuant to the provisions of West Virginia Code 8-12-14a, no electrical work may be performed within the jurisdictional limits of the City after January 1, 1974, by any electrical contractor or electrician, as those terms are defined in subsection (b) hereof, unless such electrical work is performed by an electrician holding an unexpired certificate of competency for the level of electrical work to be performed, issued by the State Fire Marshal.
(b) Definitions. As used in this section:
(1) "Electrical contractor" means any person who engages in the business of or employs others for the construction, alteration or repair of any electrical wiring used for the purpose of furnishing heat, light or power.
(2) "Electrician" means any individual who, either on his own or as an employee of an electrical contractor, is engaged in construction, alteration or repair of any electrical wiring used for the purpose of furnishing heat, light or power. and
(3) "Electrical" pertains to the installation of wires and conduits for the purpose of transmitting electricity, the installation of fixtures and equipment in connection therewith, or both.
(4) The terms "electrical contractor" and "electrician" shall not be construed to be applied to:
A. Any electrician who performs electrical work with respect to any property owned or rented by him;
B. Any electrician who performs electrical work at any manufacturing plant or other industrial establishment as an employee of the person operating such plant or establishment;
C. Any electrician who, while employed by a person engaged in the business of selling appliances at retail, performs electrical work with respect to the installation and repair of appliances as part of his regular duties; or
D. Any electrician who, while employed by a public utility or any of its affiliates, performs electrical work in connection with the furnishing of public utilities service. (1970 Code Sec 9-13)