Inspection of electrical work equipment in accordance with SCIOS scope 9
An inspection of electric work equipment on the basis of NEN 3140 and in accordance with SCIOS scope 9 is intended to determine the occupational safety of the work equipment (electrical appliances).
SCIOS is a foundation that manages a quality system for the inspection and maintenance of technical installations for the owners of installations and inspection and installation companies. The quality system has been incorporated in the SCIOS certification scheme. Amongst others the inspection company and inspector of the inspection company are audited under the scheme. This guarantees you a high-quality and certified inspection.
A Scope 9 is an inspection of electric work equipment to determine whether it meets the right level of safety. Electric work equipment covers all (movable) devices with a plug, for example computers, coffee machines and drills.
Scope 9 uses NEN 3140 as the point of departure for the inspection of electric work equipment.
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The role of electrical inspections
If you want to commission your new and existing electric work equipment safely or want to keep it safe to use and you want to have it inspected under a quality management system, then you should have a SCIOS Scope 9 inspection carried out.
The aim of the (periodical) inspection is to check whether the electric work equipment meets the technical regulations and safety standards or at least complies with the current NEN 3140 in as far as it applies to electric work equipment.
Stock is taken of any deviations that could hinder the equipment’s functioning or be a possible source of danger, so that they can be resolved and the electric work equipment can be used safely.
Within the framework of the Dutch Occupational Health and Safety Act, you are obliged to ensure that your electric work equipment is safe. NEN 3140 is not prescribed, but it is stipulated that if you meet the requirements of NEN 3140, you fulfil your obligation ensuing from the Occupational Health and Safety Act in this regard. With a Scope 9 you in any case fulfil the requirements with regard to the inspection.
So you have this inspection carried out to thoroughly check whether your electric work equipment meets the safety regulations stipulated in NEN 3140 and can be used without any risks to people and the building.
Having this inspection carried out by an employee of SOCOTEC means you are certain that it will be done properly within the framework of the certification scheme, professionally, expertly and with the regulations applied correctly.
The Scope 9 is carried out by means of visual checks and measurements using a predetermined inspection plan.
The entirety of the electric work equipment named in the inspection plan is completely checked.
The frequency of the inspection depends on a number of factors. A risk inventory is carried out that looks at, for example, example the frequency it is used, the expertise of the operators, the environmental influences and the risk of damage. The answers to these questions determine whether an inspection should be carried out every year or only once every 7 years.