Electrical grounding and protection plants against atmospheric discharges


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The DPR 462/01, executed on January 23rd, 2002, regulates the proceedings related to installations and protection devices against atmospheric discharges, to electrical grounding and to electrical installations placed in work places in danger of explosion.
According to the decree, the employer has to perform a regular plant maintenance, which must be assessed every 5 years, except for the plants installed in building sites, rooms for medical use and environments in danger of fire which have to be assessed every two years. ICIM is allowed by the Ministry of Economic Development to perform audit activities according to the DPR 462/2001.
The audit provides the examination of the plant technical documentation, the examination through sight and instrumental tests. Moreover the audit is intended to ensure the efficiency of all protection devices against indirect contacts. At the end of the periodic assessment, the body issues the relevant record to the employer, who has to keep it and show it at the request of the supervisory bodies.
The respect of the DPR 462/01 and the performance of periodic audits is enhanced by the single text about the work places safety D.L.vo 81/2008, which defines heavy legal sanctions and/or fines for the employer in case of non-compliance.
Through its technicians, ICIM is able to provide the assessment services throughout Italy, required by the DPR 462/01:

  1. periodic audits of electrical installations;
  2. periodic audits of protection devices against atmospheric discharges;
  3. periodic audits of plants in places in danger of explosion;
  4. extraordinary audits as a result of a periodic audit record with a negative outcome;
  5. extraordinary audits for a material edit of the plant;
  6. extraordinary audit at the employer request.

ICIM is able to meet the customer needs, offering a qualified service, thus ensuring performance speed and flexibility. In doing this, ICIM minimizes the possible impact on employment.