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The stuff on here is very US-centric. I'll have a think about it and then come back to see if I can add some more international detail. Bryson430 21:43, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
The title on this page should be Master Electrician (Theatrical), as a Master Electrician (non-Theatrical) is a horse of another colour entirely. Yarn.wench 20:54, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
I deleted the part about telephone cords being used as a lanyard, because a dynamic lanyard is dangerous from great height and the mark of a poor ME. Dropping stuff is scary. --220.127.116.11 18:45, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
In the US, at least, there is a movement afoot to call MEs Production Electricians because the non-theatrical Master Electricians are getting their knickers in a twist. Personally, I'm not sure it will catch on.Karinagw 13:15, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
- A Production Electrician != a Master Electrician. A Production Electrician will spearhead the operation and then a Head Electrician will take over the show. The PE then will only deal with things pertaining to that show on an as needed basis, if the ME has any questions, or if a crisis happens. --Lekogm 14:19, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
There is a new initiative in the Canadian province of Alberta that will create a self-governing body of master electricians in the construction discipline. This new body will function in the same manner as the College of Teachers or the College of Doctors. for more information on this see http://www.ecaa.ab.ca/mastersurvey.cfm --User:Athabaska-Clearwater 15:07 17 October 2008 —Preceding undated comment was added at 15:08, 17 October 2008 (UTC).
The section on the page dealing with lack of certification is somewhat untrue--ESTA currently offers an Electrician certification. While not directly a certification to be a "master electrician," it is targeted at the upper third of electricians in the theatrical industry. http://etcp.esta.org/candidateinfo/electricalexam.html --18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:31, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
I have done the job described in this article in Europe, Asia, and Australsia for 20 years. I am yet to be called a Master electrician. I have, depending on location and project been refered to as "Head Electrician", "Chief Electrician", "Production Electrician", "Lighting Crew Chief", "Head Lighting technition" "Head LX", and a few others. Pretty much eveywhere I have been "Master electrician" refers to somone who has completed an apprentiship and is qualified to rewire your house, most of those people would take offence (quite rightly) at me describing myself thus. Do we really need the bit about the spanner? On larger projects I have gone weeks without picking up an adjustable spanner. Perhaps this would be better placed in the article on lighting technition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 12:34, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
The links to contracting electrician information seem inappropriate to me, they are, as mentioned earlier, entirely different fields. I am a theatrical electrician and the work really just isn't the same. I feel like they should be removed.