406 Electrical Installations

Coordinator Mika Tamminen and deputy coordinator Tero Lintunen from Tavastia.

An electrician performs installation, use and maintenance tasks in industrial plants, power grid installation companies, and companies providing electrical subcontracting services. Depending on the job description, tasks may include distribution network installations, installation of lightning fixtures and other equipment in properties, installation, programming and repairs of various low-current systems, and customer service.

The competition tasks are based on various tasks related to the work of an electrician, measuring competence. The tasks have been designed so that they closely resemble the actual tasks of an electrician.

Skill requirements

The competition tasks are based on the requirements for the grade Excellent (K3) of the vocational qualification in Electrical Engineering and Automation Technology as well as on the requirements of working life for a young employee. Those holding the qualification work as electricians.

In electrical installation, special emphasis is put on work safety, adhering to the regulations of the field, and on high-quality end results. Also important are work methods, the ability to read drawings, material and cost awareness, team work skills and documentation.

Finals task general description and sample task

  • Competition task structure and central task module components
    • Module 1. Electrical installations for an industrial property
    • Module 2. Industrial electrical installations, using logic-control frequency converters (SIEMENS LOGO! 8 and SIEMENS SINAMICS V20)
    • Module 3. Changing the control of the electrical installation to logic control and the control of the frequency converter use to analogic control
  • Scope of the tasks and time allotted 
    • Module 1, eight (8) hours
    • Module 2, eight (8) hours
    • Module 3, three (3) hours
  • Competition task assessment criteria
    • The performances are evaluated in the following way:
    • Work and electrical safety 14%
    • Commissioning, testing and operation 20%
    • Measurements and appearance 20%
    • Installation of devices and cables 12%
    • Wiring and connections 12%
    • Customer service and documentation 14%
    • Sustainable development and entrepreneurship 8% 
  • Description of the assessment process
    • Module 1: 40% / 40 points
    • Module 2: 40% / 40 points
    • Module 3: 20% / 20 points
  • Materials, equipment and work phases in the competition and the competition area
    • The competition area is 406, Electrical Installations
    • cabling and the fastening of other installation supplies is performed on board surfaces, cable rack and lighting rack. The surface material of the board is painted particle board
    • there are 10 workstations in the competition area, two of which are reserved for international competitors
    • Module 1 is performed on the first day
    • Module 2 is performed on the second day
    • Module 3 is performed on the third day 
  • What the competitor must bring to the competition venue
    • The competitor brings necessary personal protective equipment, appropriate work clothing with safety colours, hand tools, a battery-powered drill, and the commissioning meter and other necessary measuring devices needed in the installations. For marking the cables, the competitor must bring a label printer, a marking pen and cable marking supplies.

Hand tools

  • a spanner (size 8”)
  • ring spanners, sizes 7–13mm
  • voltage tester (AC/DC 6–690V, with a conductivity meter, safety classification CAT IV 600V CAT III 690 V)
  • stripping pliers, with safety insulation, 1000V, 0.5 mm²–2.5 mm²
  • a stripping knife (short-bladed)
  • a hacksaw & blades (fine and coarse)
  • a miniature saw & blades
  • a tool box
  • a scratch awl
  • a punch
  • tape measure, 5m
  • a screwdriver series (with safety insulation, 1000 V),
    • groove 0,4×2,5; 0,6×3,5; 0,8×4,0; 1,0×5,5
    • PH1, PH2
    • PZ1, PZ2
    • (torx screwdrivers)
  • an adjustable spanner
  • combination pliers
  • diagonal pliers (with safety insulation, 1000 V)
  • needle-nose pliers
  • a hammer (small, for attaching TC cable clips with nails)
  • a ball-peen hammer or similar, 340g
  • drill bits, sizes 1–10mm
  • screwdriver bits for battery-powered drill, including torx bits
  • a battery-powered drill
  • Personal protection equipment to bring to the competition venue: 
    • safety goggles
    • earmuffs
    • safety helmet
    • cut-resistant gloves
    • safety shoes
    • clamping devices and safety signs in accordance with the SFS6002 standard


The finals task is based on the following tasks:

  • Module 1: The Taitaja2013 finals, the first task
  • Module 2. The Taitaja2013 finals, the third task
  • Module 3. Changing the control of the previous days’ tasks with logic to analogic and digital (DI, DO, AI and AO)


  • Judges
    • the evaluation is done by 8 to 10 judges
    • all judges assess the following areas: work safety and electrical work safety, electrical safety, sustainable development, entrepreneurship and attitude
    • other assessment areas are divided in such a way that the same judges will be assessing the same areas for all competitor (in other words not all judges will be assessing e.g. installation dimensions)