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Certification mark for cable reels

Certification mark for cable reels

Scope:

The certification mark applies to cable reels, temporary site distribution boards, building and construction lamps, hand-held devices etc., and thus electrical systems and equipment used for construction and assembly work.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is based on the German social accident insurance standard BGI/GUV-I 608 (Selection and operation of electrical and operating equipment at construction and installation sites). This information is applied to selection and operation (provision and use as per Art. 1 of the German Industrial Safety Regulation (BetrSichV) of electrical and operating equipment at construction and installation sites. Its objective is to minimise the risk of accidents from electric shocks on construction sites and to facilitate hazard assessment.
Key words of the certification mark:

  • BGI 608
    Certification is based on Information Leaflet 608 issued by Germany's Statutory Accident Insurance organisation (see Basis of certification).
  • GUV-I 608
    Certification is based on Information Leaflet 608 issued by Germany's Social Accident Insurance organisation (see Basis of certification).

    Electrical equipment on temporary sites (construction and installation sites) is increasingly exposed to damaging influences and rigorous conditions, including mechanical loads, moisture and humidity. Electrical equipment therefore poses increased hazards that require special protection measures.

    In response to this need, equipment such as insulated equipment with double or reinforced insulation, equipment with integrated safety devices and electrical systems rated for operation in ambient temperatures of -25°C are available.
  • Safety Tested
    The voluntary certification mark with the statement “Safety tested” is issued for products, indicating that the product was tested and certified by the independent third-party organisation of TÜV SÜD Product Service for conformity with the essential technical safety requirements.
  • Production Monitored

    Periodic surveillance of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification which includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product check.

    In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

     

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