E-check – have all electrical devices been checked?
As the CEO and/or business owner, you carry a lot of responsibility in this respect
Is your organisation well-supplied?
Yes it is, if we’re talking about commitment, team spirit and performance.But it might not be so clear if the question refers to the state of your electrical systems.Things don’t always have to be burned or charred.Indeed, one of Germany’s biggest property insurers has stated that more than 30% of damage to electrical systems can be traced to voltage surges.
As the CEO and/or business owner, you carry a lot of responsibility with respect to your employees and colleagues,whose safety should naturally be a top priority.
If an unexpected accident or other incident does occur, your insurance company will be right there with a series of questions:
- Has the electrical system been tested and inspected to VDE standards?
- Do inspections take place at regular intervals?
It is for this reason that there are strict legislative requirements regarding the regular inspection of industrial and commercial premises. In the event of an incident, you must be able to demonstrate that the electrical system was in proper working order.These provisions apply to commercial and industrial premises.
|Plant systems/operating equipment||Test interval||Type of test||Party carrying out test|
|Electrical systems and fixed operating equipment||4 years||For proper state of repair (VDE 0105, part 100)||Qualified electrical specialist|
|Electrical systems and items of electrical equipment in “operating facilities, rooms and systems design for specific purposes” (VDE 0100, group 700)||1 year||For proper state of repair (VDE 0105, part 100)||Qualified electrical specialist|
|Protective measures based on fault-current-prevention devices installed in provisionally stationary plant systems (such as construction sites)||1 month||For working efficiency (measurement of error voltage and breaking current, measurement of earth/ground resistance)||Qualified electrical specialist or person trained in the use of the corresponding electrical measuring and testing devices|
|Fault-current, differential-current and error-voltage protection switches installed in stationary and semi-stationary plant systems||6 months, with day-to-day checks||For proper functioning, by activation of test equipment||User|
At a glance – the seven main benefits that E-CHECK verified safety offers to business organisations:
- You avoid the high repair costs and subsequent damage that can arise from insufficient maintenance.
- Your business is protected from unnecessary outages of machines and operating systems.
- You have proof of the correct state of repair of your plant systems and equipment in the event of any claim involving your insurance company or a professional association.
- You save on energy costs.
- Many insurers even offer discounts on premiums.
- You motivate your employees by setting a good example in terms of health and safety.
In addition: many insurers recognise E-CHECK, and offer lower premiums accordingly. Quite apart from the many
Our E-CHECK experts do not just verify your electrical installation; they also check your entire communications system and the electrical equipment in your office to ensure that they are in a proper state of repair, including computers, monitors, fax machines and even door-openers. In addition: many insurers recognise E-CHECK, and offer lower premiums accordingly.
Quite apart from the energy-saving possibilities. Your E-CHECK expert from Isoblock Schaltanlagen will be pleased to advise you.