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Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection

Notification of the use of work equipment in accordance with the Industrial Safety Ordinance Acceptance in the event of damage

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Has the failure of components or safety equipment in your company or building resulted in damage to certain systems? You must report this to the responsible authority.

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Detailed description

Damage to certain systems has occurred in your company or building due to the failure of components or safety equipment. You must report this to the responsible authority. These specific work equipment includes systems that require monitoring, cranes, liquid gas systems or mechanical equipment used in event technology.

 

Information

Prerequisites

  • You are an employer.
  • The following tools are involved:
    • Elevator systems
    • Printing systems
    • Systems in potentially explosive areas
    • Cranes
    • LPG systems
    • Mechanical equipment for event technology
  • It must be a case of damage in which components or safety devices have failed.

Documents required

Informal notification with the following information:

  • Company address
  • Address of the business premises or the construction or assembly site at the event location
  • Date of event
  • Type of event e.g. explosion, media leak, crash
  • Number of injured persons, number of killed persons
  • Equipment involved
  • included approved monitoring body (for systems requiring monitoring according to Annex 2 of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety)
  • involved body for determining the cause (for work equipment according to Annex 3 of the Industrial Safety Ordinance)
  • Brief description of the event and the damage that occurred (including photos and videos)
  • measures already initiated by the employer

The occupational safety authority may also request the following information from you:

  • Risk assessment
  • Proof that the risk assessment was prepared by a qualified person
  • Information on responsible persons
  • Information on protective measures taken
  • Operating instructions

Please note

No.

Deadlines

The damage must be reported immediately.

Procedure

  • Immediately submit the report of the event to the competent authority in writing or by email, along with all the necessary information.
  • The ad is being reviewed.
  • The competent authority will inform you whether further documentation (e.g. an assessment by an approved inspection body) is required.
  • The accident will be investigated if necessary.

Processing time

The competent authority will report immediately.

Fees

no.

Legal remedies

No legal remedy provided.

Legal basis

§ 19 Paragraph 1 No. 2 Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV)

Address and contact information

Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection

Employee Protection

  • V21 Department of Plant Safety of the Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection
    • The plant safety department is responsible for plants that require monitoring.
  • V3-AS2 Office for Occupational Safety and Health of the Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection
    • The Occupational Health and Safety Office is responsible for all other work equipment.

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Keywords: accident Work accident case of damage

Last updated: 19.07.2024