Legal requirements

Essentially regulates relevant technical terms and definitions

Defines safety and monitoring regulations

Standardizes rules for operators, manufacturers, distributors, importers of electrical systems/electrical equipment

Standardizes rules on the modification and maintenance of electrical installations/electrical equipment

Regulates the central statistics on electrical accidents and standardizes penal provisions

You can find the entire legal regulation under the following link – ETG 1992

Normalization and typification of electrical equipment and installations

List of

binding purely Austrian electrotechnical standards

promulgated electrotechnical standards

Repeal of binding SNT regulations

The electrical engineering regulation can be found under the following link – ETV 2020

Ordinance on the Protection of Workers against Dangers from Electricity

in workplaces, on construction sites and at external workplaces within the meaning of the ASchG

Periodic inspections for electrical installations

         Time intervals

Minimum content of the tests

Work under voltage

The Electrical Protection Ordinance can be found under the following link – ESV 2012

The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure that electrical equipment on the market complies with the requirements ensuring a high level of protection of health and safety of persons and domestic animals and goods, while guaranteeing the functioning of the internal market.

[Source: Low Voltage Equipment Ordinance 2015, version of 03.05.2022]

The Low Voltage Equipment Regulation can be found at the following link – NspGV 2015.

Applies to the operation of and all work on, with or near electrical equipment.

1 Scope of application

2 Normative references

3 Definitions

4 General principles

5 Common operating procedures

6 Working methods

7 Maintenance

[Source: ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 50110-1, edition 12 July 2010]

The standard can be found under the following link – ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 50110-1

On July 9, 2021, in accordance with the transitional provision of the Electrical Engineering Ordinance 2020, Federal Law Gazette II No. 308/2020, the possible application of the erection provisions of the ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8001, E 8002, E 8007 and ÖVE-EN 1 series, among others, ended (apart from exceptional approvals). As of this date, OVE E 8101:2019-01-01 is the only national electrotechnical standard whose application is considered to meet the protection objectives of the ETG 1992 with regard to the erection of low-voltage electrical installations.

Part 1 – General principles

Part 2 – Definitions

Part 3 – Provisions of general characteristics

Part 4 – Protective measures and safeguards

Part 5 – Selection and installation of electrical equipment

Part 6 – Testing

Part 7 – Rooms and installations of special type

[Source: OVE E 8101, edition 01.01.2019]

The standard is protected by copyright and can be purchased from Austrian Standards.

1 General

2 Terms

3 Marking

4 Core identification

5 General requirements for the construction of cables

6 Complete cables

7 Sealing of cables and transport

8 Current carrying capacity

9 Guideline for use and selection of cables

[Source: ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8200-603, edition 01.05.2011]

The standard is protected by copyright and can be purchased from Austrian Standards.

1 Scope of application

2 Normative references

3 Terms

4 Selection of cables

5 Delivery and storage of cables

6 Bending radius

7 Permissible tensile stress on the cables when laid by machine

8 Laying depth and trench design

9 General information on cable laying and routing

10 Laying out the cables

11 Bedding and protection of cables laid in the ground

12 Use of cable conduits

13 Special mechanical protection measures

14 Cable runs

15 Overbuilding of cable installations

16 Laying of several cables and earth electrodes in the same trench

17 Laying cables in buildings and cable ducts

18 Laying cables on bridges

19 Laying cables underneath traffic areas

20 Laying of cables in mechanically hazardous environments

21 Laying cables in chemically and electrolytically hazardous environments

22 Laying cables in water

23 Routing of cables in air space

24 Crossing of roads

25 Crossings of road, industrial, material and mine railways

26 Crossings of watercourses and waterways

27 Crossings of cable installations and approaches thereto (except telecommunications cable installations)

28 Crossings of pipelines and approaches to them

29 Crossings of fuel tank installations and installations of the petrochemical industry and approximations to them

30 Crossings of district heating pipelines or other heat sources and approximations thereto

31 Crossings of main, branch and connecting railroads (railroads) and railway-owned cable installations, of overhead railroad lines, of cableways and approximations to them

32 Crossings of telecommunication cables and approaches to them

33 Approximations to supporting structures of overhead lines

34 Cable plans

[Source: OVE E 8120, edition 01.07.2017]

The standard is protected by copyright and can be purchased from Austrian Standards.


1 Scope of application

2 Normative references

3 Terms

4 Protection against electric shock

5 Disconnection and isolation

6 Prevention of short circuits and protection against other effects of electric current

7 Protection against explosion hazards

8 Precautions against electrolyte hazards

9 Premises, accommodation

10 Requirements for charging current

11 Identification plates, warnings and instructions for use, installation and maintenance

12 Transport, storage, disposal and environmental aspects

13 Inspection and monitoring

[Source: OVE EN IEC 62485-2, edition 01.05.2019]

The standard is protected by copyright and can be purchased from Austrian Standards.

1 Scope of application

2 Normative references

3 Terms

4 General requirements for potentially explosive atmospheres

5 Capacitors

6 Bare active parts with nominal voltage above 10 kV

[Source: ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8065, edition 01.08.2005]

The standard is protected by copyright and can be purchased from Austrian Standards.

  1. Section: General Provisions
    1 Scope of application
    2 Definitions
    3 Explosive atmospheres and potentially explosive atmospheres
    4. determination and assessment of explosion hazards
    5. explosion protection document
    6. information, instruction, work release
    7. tests
    8. measurements
    9. hazard analysis
    Section: Explosion protection measures
    Section 10: Explosion protection principles
    Section 11: Primary explosion protection: Preventing the creation of potentially explosive atmospheres
    12. classification and marking of potentially explosive atmospheres (zones)
    13. construction of potentially explosive atmospheres
    14. secondary explosion protection: avoidance of ignition sources
    15. requirements for electrical equipment and objects in potentially explosive atmospheres
    16. precautions to be taken in the event of malfunctions
    17. containers and similar equipment
    18. underground work
    19. drilling and treatment work
    20. constructive explosion protection: limiting the effects of explosions
    Section: Transitional and Final Provisions
    Section 21 Transitional Provisions
    22. final provisions

    [Source: VEXAT, version of 03.05.2022]

    The explosive atmospheres regulation can be found at the following link – VEXAT.

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