Testing of stationary electrical equipment according to DGUV V3 (BGV A3)

1. What equipment must be tested?

According to § 2 (1) of the German Ordinance on the Protection of Goods (DGUV), "electrical equipment as defined in the accident prevention regulations is intended to be used as a whole or in individual parts for the application of electrical energy (eg objects for generating, forwarding, distributing, storing, measuring and consuming) or the transmission, distribution and processing of information (eg objects of telecommunication and information technology). "

Usually the following three categories are divided:

  • Portable electrical equipment
  • Stationary electrical equipment
  • Electrical systems

Portable electrical equipment:

Electrical equipment that changes in the place of operation is covered by electrical equipment, which can easily be moved to another place. To put it simply, all electrical appliances with plugs which are not installed and have a weight less than 23 kg are a stationary device.

Examples for portable electrical equipment are:

  • Office equipment: computers, monitors, printers, floor lamps
  • Electrical Tools & amp; Machines: Drilling machines, jigsaw saws, cable drums
  • Appliances: vacuum cleaner, coffee machine, water cooker
2. How is the check of mobile equipment carried out?

All equipment is subjected to a single test. The test comprises the following three steps, which are also laid down in the DIN VDE regulations:

  • Inspection: Visual inspection for damage or improper use
  • Testing: Functional testing
  • Measure: Carry out the prescribed measurements

For the electrical check, calibrated measuring instruments are used which carry out the following measurements:

  • PE resistance
  • Insulation resistance
  • Protective conductor current
  • Contact current
  • Substitute

In Section 2 (2), the DGUV stipulates, according to which rules the test of stationary operating equipment must be carried out: "Electrical engineering rules within the meaning of this accident prevention regulation are the generally accepted rules of electrical engineering, which are contained in the VDE regulations the Berufsgenossenschaft in its newsletter. "

This corresponds to the VDE 0701-0702 for the stationary operating equipment.

3. How often do you have to check local resources?

Modifiable electrical equipment must be inspected by an authorized person before being put into operation for the first time and after a change or repair before re-commissioning. The test periods for the repetitive tests shall be determined by means of a hazard assessment. The DGUV V3 gives a guideline value of 6 months before (on construction sites 3 months), which can be extended if an error rate of < 2% is achieved.

The DGUV V3 provides the maximum guideline values:

  • 1 year in manufacturing plants, workshops, on construction sites or under similar conditions
  • 2 years in offices or under similar conditions

The hazard assessment does not have to take over these guideline values. However, they are usually a good starting point.

According to the company safety regulations, the contractor must ensure that the electrical installations and equipment are checked for their proper condition. The consequences of a lack of verification are serious in the event of damage.

4. Who is allowed to inspect local equipment?

The test of stationary equipment must be carried out by electricians. When using suitable measuring and test equipment, persons with electrical engineering (EUP) can carry out the tests under the supervision of an electrician.

5. Testing by HCE Control

If an equipment is the test, it receives a check label with the next check date and a bar code. After completion of the contract, the company receives a court-specific test report or a defect protocol for defective equipment for each resource.

Have your local electrical equipment checked quickly, safely and easily by the HCE Control.

Look forward to:

  • A competent telephone consultation or a personal conversation on the spot
  • A proven test concept that can be tailor-made to your requirements
  • Friendly professional staff, who carry out the prescribed examinations conscientiously
  • The marking of the equipment with a durable test label
  • A court-specific documentation or an error log

If required, we can also assist you with the following services:

  • Create risk assessments
  • Inventory of equipment
  • On-site repairs
  • Replacement of spare parts