Electrical Safety

Electrical safety testing is about protecting the people for whom a product was designed

Electricity revolutionized society, and quickly spread from industries to offices, shops and homes. Nowadays, electrically powered equipment is everywhere. No wonder this is one of the building blocks of safety testing! Much more than merely meeting the latest recognized standards, electrical safety testing is about protecting the people for whom a product was designed and the environment in which it will be used.
Non-conformant devices might expose users to electrical shock, mechanical hazards, fire hazards, electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, harmful radiation, acoustic noise, temperature, biological and chemical effects, explosion and more. Does this sound a little overwhelming? At DEKRA, we’re here to help you.


  • Full support in innovation: With our broad portfolio, at DEKRA we can test every aspect of your product from the very beginning, enabling you to bring your innovations to market with confidence.
  • International market access: Thanks to our large network of DEKRA labs and partners, we can help you obtain the necessary certifications to increase your global footprint.
  • Right first time: With their thorough understanding of lighting industry requirements, our experts will help you to save valuable time by avoiding costly, cumbersome rework.

As the complexity of products increases, the concept of safety needs to evolve

New technologies call for new directives and risk assessments in addition to compliance with existing standards. In this context, both manufacturers and retailers are liable, and reputations and safety are at stake. For manufacturers, it is essential to single out potential consumer and operator hazards in the early stages of the development process. For importers and retailers, it is important to have access to testing documentation and certificates. This increases their confidence while minimizing the risk of costly recalls.
In view of the large number of applicable standards and local regulations, you require expert knowledge to help you navigate through pitfalls and avoid unnecessary overlaps. At DEKRA, our experts will support you by testing against the right standards, not only under normal operating conditions, but also under extreme ones.
Our global network of test laboratories and trusted DEKRA experts as well as our extensive scope offer you innovative solutions tailored to your own specifications. This helps you make the most of your time and budget to successfully bring your products to market.
Our Testing Services in Detail
Household appliances and consumer electronics
Without giving it a second thought, people use numerous electrical devices on the road, at work and at home – and often multiple devices at the same time. Users might become tired or distracted, or they might fail to follow the instructions for use. Mishaps involving electricity are one of the most common causes of accidents in the home, for example.
By testing their products, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers improve the safety of their devices and of those who operate them. With more than 90 years of experience, DEKRA has an extensive track record in the electrical safety testing of products. We help manufacturers and suppliers comply with global regulations and standards that ensure safety.
Professional electronics
Cables and cords
Switching equipment
Power tools