More than one million lightning strikes every year in Germany alone (VdS-MeteoInfo) - which are of course particularly devastating in potentially explosive areas. For such "systems requiring monitoring", the Industrial Safety Regulation § 3 (3) requires the operator to select and commission a person "qualified" for necessary tests.
- "the operator of a system requiring monitoring must be certain that the necessary external and internal lightning protection measures have been adapted to the concrete hazard in the sense of the BetrSichV and the technical rules (TRBS) assigned to it."
- If external and internal lightning protection is necessary due to the presence of a system requiring monitoring, or if the inclusion of explosion zones according to BetrSichV, Appendix 3 is required when installing external and internal lightning protection measures, all measures implemented must be checked and approved by the aforementioned qualified person after completion."
- "Such release must determine whether all relevant measures - especially those according to TRBS 2152 Part 3, Section 5.8 - have been carried out correctly and safely. If necessary, the explosion protection document must be adapted accordingly in accordance with § 6 BetrSichV (see § 6 (3) BetrSichV)."
With a VdS-approved expert, you can directly consider all the prescribed points to be completed. With security certified by Europe's No.1 for loss prevention - for your company, your delivery promises and your employees.
VdS approval always includes vocational training, specially proven knowledge and relevant experience with clear practical relevance to the specific hazard. In addition, there is continuous further training and clearly proven 100% independence.
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Access to the approval procedure
have natural persons who
- have an approval as VDE-tested lightning protection specialistor as VdS-tested EMC expert (in accordance with VdS 2596)
- and additionally worked for at least two years full-time as a lightning protection specialist.
All details can be found in the approval guidelines VdS 2011..
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Safety and security managers, company directors, insurers and authorities know that they can rely on the VdS seal of quality all round - and thus also on the strengths of your approved lightning protection services.
From the very first contact with your homepage, at trade fairs, by e-mail or in a letter of offer, you show that your customers are on the safe side with you. No more time-consuming explanations necessary.
Operators, insurers and authorities recognise directly:
The execution, testing and documentation of all necessary external and internal lightning protection measures are reliably implemented by a suitably qualified person. The compliance with all necessary rules of technology is clearly proven.
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