Risk assessment

The right planning is the right way to start.

The risk assessment according to §3 BetrSichV and TRBS 1111 is the basis for all further audit-relevant decisions. It is also the basis for defining the test intervals and provides you with information about the safety-related condition of your electrical systems and machines. It is the basis for all further decisions regarding the testing of machines and systems.

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VDE 0113 machine test

DIN VDE 0113-1 (machine test) DIN EN 60204-1

DIN VDE 0113-1 Safety of machines – Electrical equipment of machines – General requirements

DIN VDE 0113-1 is a harmonized European standard (DIN EN 60204-1) . It contains general requirements for the use of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment and systems for machines. It also applies to electrical equipment that is operated with nominal voltages of up to 1,000 V AC or up to 1,500 V DC and with nominal frequencies of up to 200 Hz.

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VDE 0105 system test

DIN VDE 0105-100 (system test)
DIN VDE 0105-100 – Operation of electrical systems
DIN VDE 0105-100 applies to electrical systems of all voltage levels, from low voltage to high voltage. The prerequisite is that the system is used to generate, convert, transmit, distribute or use electrical energy.

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VDE 0701-0702 portable testing

DIN VDE 0701-0702 VDE 0701-0702: 2008-06

Testing after repairs, changes to electrical devices – repetitive testing of electrical devices.

This standard combines the series of standards DIN VDE 0701 (VDE 0701) and DIN VDE 0702 (VDE 0702) in one document. The summary is intended to facilitate the application of the standards.

Current: This standard will be separated again in 2021 according to DIN VDE 0701 and DIN VDE 0702. There is then a transition period until December 2022.

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Portable electrical work equipment is ready-to-use electrical equipment that is moved during operation or that can be easily moved from one place to another and at the same time is connected to the supply circuit. Portable electrical work equipment includes, in particular, hand-held power tools, motor and heating devices, lights, extension cables and cable reels, power supplies and chargers, entertainment electronics and information technology devices, including telecommunications devices and laboratory devices.


Detect errors before they occur – that’s why thermography!

What does thermography do for me? Thermographic cameras see things that we would not see with the naked eye. This is a tried and tested means of recognizing sources of danger in electrical distribution systems, systems and machines at an early stage.

Surface temperatures can be determined without contact using electrothermography. Weak points in electrical systems are recorded in the shortest possible time.

Infrared cameras are used, which convert thermal radiation that is invisible to the human eye into visible thermal images.

Electrothermography is of great importance for preventive maintenance. Detecting errors early on, before damage or system failures occur, is the motto. Our VDS-approved electrothermographs use their high-quality Flir infrared camera technology to detect every thermal anomaly on machines and electrical systems and carry out system-related thermal analyzes. Only VDS -approved Flir IR cameras of the T600 series or devices in the proven T335 design are used. Our specialists examine our customers’ systems under full load conditions during operation and prepare the analyzes and reports in accordance with. the VdS guideline 2858 or the DIN 54191 . It is not necessary to switch off the systems for the measurement. Our reports provide the system operator with important decision-making aids in order to take the necessary preventive measures before damage to components, fires or system failures lead to high costs. Electrothermography increases system availability significantly and ultimately saves our customers’ money.


eteK-NORD thus helps you to make your company even safer and also to convince your insurer. Regular thermography is a crucial component in maintaining the highest possible safety standard, which helps you to secure your production site in the long term.

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VdS SK 3602

Please note that the electrical test according to VdS 2871 (test clause, VdS test) does not replace a DGUV V3 test, but rather requires it to a certain extent.

Why do you need tests of electrical systems according to VdS2871 by a VdS recognized electrical expert? (VdS test or clause test)
Fires caused by inadequate electrical systems represent a potentially high risk for both property insurers and operators. According to data from the insurers, around 30% of fires can be traced back to defects in electrical systems. That is why the so-called fire clause SK AFB 3602 is contractually agreed in most new insurance contracts for existing or planned electrical systems, because the risk of fire can be reduced to a minimum through regular professional testing and maintenance.
So read the fine print in your fire insurance policy carefully. The so-called fire insurance clause SK 3602 can be found in almost all contracts!


SK 3602 / SK AFB 2010 states:

  • The policyholder must check the electrical systems every 12 months at his own expense by an expert recognized by VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH or an equally qualified certification body and have a certificate issued. A deadline must be set in the certificate within which defects must be eliminated and deviations from the recognized rules of electrical engineering, in particular from the relevant VDE provisions, as well as deviations from the safety regulations on which the contract is based, must be eliminated.
    The policyholder must send the certificate to the insurer immediately and remedy the defects in a timely manner and notify the insurer of this.
  • The policyholder must send the certificate to the insurer immediately and remedy the defects in a timely manner and notify the insurer of this.
  • If the policyholder violates one of the obligations mentioned in No. 1 or No. 2, the insurer is entitled to terminate the contract under the conditions described in Section B § 8 AFB 2010 or is also wholly or partially exempt from payment.

The fire insurance clause means for you:
You are obliged to have your electrical system checked at least once a year by an electrical expert recognized by the Association of Damage Insurers (VdS) . If you fail to meet this obligation, your insurance cover is at risk or fire insurance can terminate your insurance contract.

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Industry 4.0 = ExaMAG

Predictive maintenance

Cost savings through preventive maintenance.

With the help of the individual test concept created by us and the in-house web-based facility management “ExaMag”, we are able to generate forecasts of future events from historical and, if necessary, maintenance-relevant data available in real time. These form the basis for needs-based and preventive maintenance, which can minimize future downtimes.

Legal changes to test requirements are immediately available to you after publication in the legal gazette. The online provision of the test documents gives you constant access to your data and gives you an overview of the life cycle of your machines, systems and devices.

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Ablauf Industrie 4.0

Testing technology

We only use the most renowned and latest measuring and testing devices from GossenMetrawatt ©. Based on our own risk assessment, these are always checked regularly and continuously by an accredited calibration laboratory in order to guarantee the highest measurement and testing standard.

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Why are reviews necessary or useful at all?

The primary goal of the legislature is to curb the number of accidents and damage caused by electricity. Only companies that have their machines, systems and portable devices checked regularly are on the safe side and actively improve the safety of employees and their devices.

The employer is obliged to have operating equipment and production systems / machines as well as portable devices checked regularly in accordance with the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV) , TRBS (technical rules) and DGUV. Section 26 BetrSichV makes it clear that failure to do so is a criminal offense. Safety checks are essential to prevent accidents .

The tests must be carried out by a qualified person (TRBS 1203) using suitable equipment.

The test intervals must be determined using a risk assessment.

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