Regulation On Work Sites

Original Language Title: Verordnung über Arbeitsstätten

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Workplaces Ordinance (Arbeitsstättenverordnung-ArbStättV)

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Date of delivery: 12.08.2004

Full quote:

" Labour Day Ordinance of 12. August 2004 (BGBl. 2179), as last amended by Article 4 of the Regulation of 19 December 2008. July 2010 (BGBl. I p. 960) "

:Last modified by Art. 4 V v. 19.7.2010 I 960

For details, see the Notes
menu This regulation is used to implement
Council's EC Council Directive 89 /654/EEC of 30. November 1989 on the minimum health and safety requirements in workplaces (first individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89 /391/EEC) (OJ L 136, 31.5.1989, p. EC No 1) and
of Council Directive 92 /58/EEC of 24 June 1992. 1 June 1992 on the minimum requirements for the safety and/or health mark at work (Ninth Individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89 /391/EEC) (OJ L 136, 31.5.1992, p. EC No 23) and
of Annex IV (Minimum safety and health requirements for construction sites) of Council Directive 92 /57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the minimum safety and health requirements of the Council of Ministers of the European Union (OJ L 378, The minimum safety and health requirements applicable to temporary or mobile construction sites (Eighth Individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89 /391/EEC) (OJ L 327, 31.12.1992, p. EC No L 245 p. 6).


(+ + + Text evidence from: 25. 8.2004 + + +)

The V was defined as Article 1 d. V v. 12.8.2004 I 2179 issued by the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour with the approval of the Federal Council. She's gem. Article 4, first sentence, of this V entered into force on 25 August 2004.
(+ + + Official note of the normalization authority on EC law:
Reaction of
EWGRL 654/89 (CELEX Nr: 389L0654)
EWGRL 58/92 (CELEX Nr: 392L0058)
EWGRL 57/92 (CELEX Nr: 392L0057) + + +)
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Content overview

§ 1 Target, scope
§ 2Definitions
§ 3Risk assessment
§ 3aSetting up and running workplaces
§ 4Special requirements for the operation of workplaces
§ 5 Non-smoking protection
§ 6Working rooms, sanitary rooms, breaks and stand-by rooms, first aid rooms, accommodation
§ 7Worksite Committee
§ 8 Transitional rules
§ 9Crime and Administrative Offences
appendix Requirements for workplaces according to § 3 para. 1
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§ 1 goal, Scope

(1) This Regulation provides for the safety and health protection of workers in the setting up and operation of workplaces.(2) This Regulation shall not apply to workplaces in establishments which are subject to the Federal Mining Act, and with the exception of § 5 and Annex, point 1.3, not
in the travel industry and market traffic,
in transport equipment, if they are in public transport ,
for fields, forests and other land belonging to a country or forestry operation, but outside of its built-up area .
(3) The Federal Chancellery, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, the Federal Ministry of Defence or the Federal Ministry of Finance may, to the extent that they are each , in agreement with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and, insofar as the Federal Ministry of the Interior is not responsible, in agreement with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, exceptions to the provisions of this Regulation shall be To the extent that public matters require this, in particular in order to maintain or restore public security. In this case, it shall be necessary to establish at the same time how the safety and health protection of workers under this Regulation will be ensured in a different way. Non-official table of contents

§ 2 Definitions

(1) Workplaces are:
Locations in buildings or outdoors that are located on the premises of a company or a construction site and which are intended to be used for jobs,
Other places in buildings or outdoors, located on the premises of a company or a construction site and to which employees have access in the context of their work.
(2) Jobs are areas of workplaces where employees are regularly engaged in the activities they are engaged in over a longer period of time or in the course of the not only in the short term, but in the short term.(3) Working spaces are the spaces in which workplaces are permanently set up within buildings.(4) The place of work also includes:
Traffic routes, escape routes, emergency exits,
Storage, machine and side rooms,
sanitary rooms (changing rooms, washers and washers) Toilets),
Pausing and Standby Spaces,
The worksite also includes facilities where they are subject to special requirements in this Regulation and they serve the purpose of the establishment of the workplace.(5) Set up is the provision and design of the workplace. In particular, the setup includes:
Building measures or changes,
equip with machines, equipment, furniture, other work equipment as well as lighting, ventilation, heating, fire extinguisher and supply facilities,
Creating and identifying traffic and escape routes, identification of danger points and fire protection equipment,
Setting workplaces.
(6) Operation of workplaces includes the use and maintenance of workplaces. Non-official table of contents

§ 3 Risk assessment

(1) In the assessment of the working conditions in accordance with § 5 of the German Labor Protection Act (Arbeitsschutzgesetz), the Employers first determine whether the employees are exposed to hazards in the setting up and operation of workplaces or may be exposed. If this is the case, it has to assess all possible risks to the health and safety of workers. In accordance with the outcome of the risk assessment, the employer shall establish protective measures in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, including the Annex to the state of the art, occupational medicine and hygiene. Other secured scientific findings must be taken into account.(2) The employer shall ensure that the risk assessment is carried out expertly. If the employer does not have the appropriate knowledge himself, he has to consult with expert advice.(3) The employer shall document the risk assessment irrespective of the number of persons employed before taking up the activities. The documentation shall indicate the hazards which may arise in the workplace and the measures to be taken in accordance with the third sentence of paragraph 1. Non-official table of contents

§ 3a Setup and operation of workplaces

(1) The employer has to ensure that workplaces are so and that they do not pose any risk to the safety and health of workers. In doing so, he has to take into account the state of the art and in particular the rules and findings made known by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs pursuant to Section 7 (4). In the event of compliance with the rules and findings referred to in the second sentence, it must be assumed that the requirements laid down in the Regulation are met in this respect. If the employer does not apply the rules and findings, he/she must, through other measures, achieve the same safety and health protection of the employees.(2) Employed by the employer persons with disabilities, it shall set up and operate workplaces in such a way as to take account of the specific needs of these employees in terms of safety and health protection. This applies in particular to the barrier-free design of workplaces as well as to associated doors, traffic routes, escape routes, emergency exits, stairs, orientation systems, washing facilities and toilet facilities.3. The competent authority may, at the written request of the employer, allow exceptions to the provisions of this Regulation, including its attachment, if
the employer takes other, equally effective measures, or
the implementation of the rule in the On a case-by-case basis, it would lead to a disproportionate degree of hardship and the deviation would be compatible with the protection of employees.
In the assessment, the concerns of the smaller companies must be taken into account in particular.(4) In so far as requirements are made in other legislation, in particular the law on the right of construction of the countries, these provisions shall remain unaffected. Non-official table of contents

§ 4 Special requirements for the operation of workplaces

(1) The employer has to repair the workplace. , and ensure that any shortcomings identified are immediately removed. Where there is no immediate risk of an immediate significant risk being eliminated, the work shall be stopped in so far as it is possible.(2) The employer shall ensure that workplaces are cleaned according to hygienic requirements. Impurities and deposits, which may lead to hazards, must be removed immediately.(3) The employer shall regularly provide safety equipment for the prevention or elimination of hazards, in particular safety lighting, fire extinguishers, signalling systems, emergency units and emergency switches, as well as installations in the air-space sector. Maintain the distances correctly and have them tested for their functionality.(4) Transport routes, escape routes and emergency exits must be kept free of permanent use so that they can be used at any time. The employer must take steps to ensure that employees are immediately safe and can be rescued quickly. The employer has to draw up an escape and rescue plan if the location, extension and type of use of the workplace so require. The plan shall be to be interpreted or suspended at appropriate places in the workplace. According to this plan, exercise should be carried out at appropriate intervals.(5) The employer shall make available funds and facilities for the first aid and shall regularly examine them for their completeness and fitness for use. Non-current table of contents

§ 5 Non-smoking protection

(1) The employer must take the necessary measures to ensure that the non-smoking Employees in workplaces are effectively protected from the health risks of tobacco smoke. To the extent necessary, the employer shall have a general or restricted smoking ban on individual areas of the workplace.(2) In workplaces with public transport, the employer shall take protective measures in accordance with paragraph 1 only in so far as the nature of the holding and the nature of the employment permit it. Non-official table of contents

§ 6 Working spaces, plumbing rooms, breaks and stand-by rooms, first-aid rooms, accommodations

(1) The employer has to provide such work spaces which have a sufficient base area and height as well as an adequate airspace.(2) The employer shall provide toilet facilities. If the nature of the activity or the reasons for health require it, washrooms shall be provided. Appropriate changing rooms must be made available if the employees have to wear special work clothes during their work and it is not possible for them to be dressed in another room. Dressing rooms, washrooms and toilets are to be set up separately for men and women, or it is possible to make separate use of them. When working outdoors and on construction sites with few employees, washing facilities and lockable toilets are sufficient.(3) In the case of more than ten employees, or if security or health reasons so require, the employees shall be provided with a space or a corresponding area of the pausing area. This does not apply if the employees are employed in offices or comparable working spaces and there are equivalent conditions for a rest during the break. If working hours are regularly and frequently working hours or interruptions of work, and there are no rest rooms, it is necessary to set up rooms for working hours on call time. Pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers must be able to lie down and rest under appropriate conditions during breaks and, where necessary, during working hours.(4) First aid rooms or similar facilities must be available in accordance with the accident hazards or the number of persons employed, the nature of the activities carried out and the size of the holdings.(5) In the case of employees, the employer shall provide accommodation where safety or health reasons, in particular because of the nature of the activity carried out or the number of persons employed in the holding, and the remoteness of the Job creation this requires and no other compensation from the employer is not created.(6) Paragraph 1 shall apply to sanitary facilities, breaks and stand-by rooms, first-aid rooms and lodgings referred to in paragraphs 2 to 5. Non-official table of contents

§ 7 Committee on Work Sites

(1) The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is set up by a committee for workplaces. , in which competent representatives of employers, trade unions, national authorities, statutory accident insurance and other competent persons, in particular science, are to be represented in an appropriate number. The total number of members shall not exceed 16 persons. An alternate member shall be designated for each Member. The membership of the Committee for Work places is voluntary.(2) The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs shall convene the members of the Committee and the alternates. The Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure and elect the chairman from its centre. The Rules of Procedure and the election of the Chairman require the approval of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.(3) The tasks of the Committee include:
The state of the art, occupational medicine and work hygiene identify relevant rules and other established scientific knowledge for the safety and health of workers in workplaces,
Rules to determine how the requirements set out in this Regulation can be met, and
the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in matters of security and health protection in workplaces.
In the performance of its tasks, the Committee should take into account the general principles of occupational safety and health in accordance with § 4 of the Occupation Act. The work programme of the Employment Committee will be coordinated with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The committee works closely with the other committees at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.(4) The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs may make known the rules and findings of the Joint Ministerial Gazan as determined by the Committee referred to in paragraph 3.(5) The Federal Ministries and the competent supreme state authorities may send representatives to the meetings of the Committee. The latter shall be given the floor at the request at the request.(6) The operations of the Committee shall be carried out by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Non-official table of contents

§ 8 Transitional rules

(1) As far as workplaces,
the one on the 1. It was established in May 1976, or when it was set up prior to that date, or
which was set up on 20 May 1976. The Commission shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, set up, in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, the requirements of December 1996, or where it was established before that date and for which, at the time of the establishment, the commercial order was not applied,
extensive modifications to the workplace, the operating facilities, the working procedures or the work procedures shall be subject to the relevant requirements of Annex II to Council Directive 89 /654/EEC of 30 June 1992. November 1989 on the minimum health and safety requirements in workplaces (OJ L 327, 28.12.1989, p. EC No L 393 p. 1). To the extent that these workplaces, or their facilities, are substantially extended or converted or the working procedures or work processes are substantially redesigned, the employer shall take the necessary measures to ensure that: Changes, extensions or redesigns comply with the requirements of this Regulation.(2) The workplace guidelines published in the Bundesarbeitsblatt shall apply until the revision by the Working Party Committee and the notice of corresponding rules by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, but at the latest, however, up to the 31. December 2012. Non-official table of contents

§ 9 Crime offences and administrative offences

(1) Administrative offences within the meaning of Section 25 (1) (1) of the German Labor Protection Act (Arbeitsschutzgesetz) who intentionally or negligently does not have a risk assessment
contrary to § 3 (3) right, not fully or not documented in good time,
contrary to § 3a (1) sentence 1, it does not ensure that a workplace in the prescribed Wisely set up or operated,
contrary to § 4, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2, the work is not set,
contrary to § 4, paragraph 3, there is no security facility named there or cannot be waited or checked in the prescribed manner,
contrary to § 4, paragraph 4, sentence 1 traffic routes, escape routes and emergency exits not kept free,
contrary to § 4
contrary to § 4, paragraph 5, an agent or a facility for first aid is not available,
contrary to § 6, paragraph 2, sentence 1, a toilet room not provided,
contrary to § 6, paragraph 3, a
inevent of an intentional act referred to in paragraph 1, which endangers the life or health of employees, the person in question shall be subject to the provisions of Section 26 (2) of the German Labour Protection Act (Arbeitsschutzgesetz). strafbar. Non-tampering table of contents

Appendix Requirements for workplaces according to § 3 paragraph 1
Content Summary

(site of the original text: BGBl. I 2004, 2182-2188;
of the individual amendments, cf. Footnote)
1General Requirements
1.1Construction and strength of buildings
1.2Dimensions of rooms, air space
1.3security and health mark
1.4 Power distribution systems
1.5Floors, walls, ceilings, roofs
1.6Window, Oberlichter
1.7Doors, gates
1.8traffic routes
1.9escalators, pavements
1.11Steigleitern, Steigeisengears
2Measures to protect against special hazards
2.1Protection against crash and falling objects, entering danger zones
2.2Measures against fire
2.3escape routes and emergency exits
3Working conditions
3.1moving surface
3.2job placement
3.4Lighting and View Connection
3.5Room Temperature
3.6 Ventilation
4Sanitary rooms, Pauses and Stand-by Rooms, First Aid Rooms, Accommodations
4.1Sanitation rooms
4.2 Pausing and standby spaces
4.3First-aid rooms
5Supplementary requests to special workplaces
5.1Non-all-round and open-air workplaces
5.2 Additional requirements for construction

The following requirements apply in all cases where the characteristics of the workplace or the activity, the circumstances or the endangerment of the employees do so
The legislation which, in the implementation of Article 95 of the EC Treaty, places requirements on the nature of work equipment shall remain unaffected.
General Requirements
Building and strength of buildings
for Workplaces must have a design and strength corresponding to the type of use.
spaces dimensions, air
(1) Work spaces must be sufficient Base area and, depending on the size of the floor area of the rooms, have sufficient clearance so that the employees do their work without compromising their safety, health or well-being.
(2) The dimensions of all other rooms depend on the nature of their use.
(3) The size of the necessary airspace is dependent on the type of physical strain and the number of employees and the number of persons employed and the number of employees. other persons present.
Safety and health
1) Untouched by the following Requirements shall be used for safety and health-protection markings if hazards to the safety and health of employees cannot be avoided or adequately limited by technical or organisational measures. The results of the risk assessment shall be taken into account.
(2) The marking shall be permanent or temporary in accordance with the provisions of Council Directive 92 /58/EEC of 24 September 1992 on the nature of the hazard. 1 June 1992 on the minimum requirements for the safety and/or health mark at work (Ninth Individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89 /391/EEC) (OJ L 136, 31.5.1992, p. EC No L 245 p. 23). This Directive shall apply in the current version. Where this Directive is amended or adapted to technical progress in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Directive, it shall be deemed to have been published in the amended version published in the Official Journal of the European Communities after the expiry of the period in which the Change or Adaptation Directive. The amended version can already be applied from the entry into force of the amending or Adaptation Directive.
(3) The safety and health mark in the workplace or at the workplace is based on the state of the art. shall be given. The state of the art, which is adapted to technical progress, gives the rules made known in accordance with § 7 paragraph 4 again.
Power distribution
Assets that serve to supply the workplace with energy must be selected, installed, and operated in such a way that the Employees are protected from the risk of accidents by direct or indirect contact with voltage-carrying parts and that there is no risk of fire or explosion from the installations. The nature and strength of the distributed energy, the external conditions of exposure and the expertise of the persons who are part of the installation shall be taken into account in the design, design and choice of the material and the protection structures. Have access.
Floors, walls, ceilings, roofs
1) The floors, walls and ceilings must be designed to meet the requirements of the operator, and are easy to clean. At workplaces, the workplaces must have adequate insulation against heat and cold, as well as adequate insulation against moisture, taking into account the type of operation and physical activity.
(2) The floors the rooms must not have any unevenness, holes, stumbling points or dangerous inclines. They must be secured against slipping, wearable, non-slip and slip-resistant.
(3) transparent or translucent walls, in particular all-glass walls in the area of workplaces or traffic routes, must be clearly marked and are made of breakable material, or are shielded against the workplaces and traffic routes in such a way that the workers do not come into contact with the walls and cannot be injured when the walls are shattered.
(4) Roofs out of the Non-severed material may only be entered if there are equipment to enable safe working.
Window, Upper
(1) windows, skylides and ventilation devices must be opened, closed, adjusted and locked securely by the employees. They must not be arranged in such a way that they pose a danger to the workers in the open condition.
(2) Windows and skylits must be selected or equipped and installed in such a way that they can be installed without endangering the exporters and other people can be cleaned.
(1) The location, number, dimensions, and execution in particular With regard to the materials used in doors and gates, the type and use of the spaces or areas must be determined.
(2) Transparent doors must be marked at eye level.
(3) Pendulating doors and doors must be transparent
(4) Transparent or translucent surfaces of doors and gates are not made of breakable material, and it is to be feared that the employees can injure themselves when they are shattered, these are the
(5) Sliding doors and gates must be secured against lifting and falling out. Doors and gates that open up must be secured against falling down.
(6) In the immediate vicinity of gates, which are primarily intended for vehicle traffic, it must be clearly marked, always accessible doors for pedestrians exists. These doors are not required if the passage through the gates for pedestrians is safely possible.
(7) Power-operated doors and gates must be safe to use. This includes moving
without endangering the employees or coming to a standstill ,
are equipped with automatically acting fuses,
also by hand , if they do not automatically open in the event of a power failure.
(8) Special requirements apply to doors in the course of escape routes (paragraph 2.3).
traffic routes
1) traffic routes, including stairs, fixed ladders and loading ramps must be designed and dimensioned in such a way that they can be used according to their
(2) The dimensioning of the transport routes used for passenger transport, freight transport or passenger and freight transport must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the following: according to the number of possible users and the type of operation.
(3) If means of transport are used on traffic routes, a sufficient safety distance must be maintained for pedestrians.
(4) Transport routes for vehicles must be Doors and gates, passageways, pedestrian walkways and stairways pass a sufficient distance.
(5) In so far as the use and installation of the rooms require the protection of the employees, the limits of the traffic routes must be marked
(6) Special requirements apply to escape routes (paragraph 2.3).
escalators, pavements
escalators and moving walkways must be selected and be installed to make sure they work safely and safely be used. This includes the fact that the emergency command devices are easily recognizable and easily accessible and that only such escalators and moving walkways are used which are equipped with the necessary safety devices.
loading ramps
1) loading ramps according to the dimensions of the transport means and the load.
(2) You must have at least one exit; long Loading ramps must have an outlet at each end area, if possible in terms of operation.
(3) You have to be easy and safe to use. This includes the fact that, if possible, they are to be equipped with protective devices against crashing; this is particularly true in areas of loading ramps which are not permanent loading and unloading points.
Steigleitern, Steigeisengears
Steigleitern and Steigeisengangsee must be safe to use. This includes
on the necessity of protection devices against crash, preferably over
have a holding device at their exit points,
fully equipped with roar chickens at appropriate intervals.
Measures to protect from special Hazards
Protection against crashes and falling objects, entering danger
Jobs and traffic routes where the risk of The crash of workers or of objects falling or falling within hazardous areas must be provided with facilities which prevent workers from falling or being injured by falling objects or get into the danger areas. Jobs and transport routes in accordance with the first sentence must be protected against unauthorised entry and must be clearly marked as a danger zone. For the protection of those who need to enter these areas, appropriate measures must be taken.
Measures against
1) Workplaces must be in the
Dimension and Usage,
the fire hazard of existing facilities and materials,
the largest possible number of present persons
shall be provided with a sufficient number of appropriate fire-extinguishments and, if necessary, fire detectors and alarm systems.
(2) Non-automatic fire-extinguishers must be marked as permanently, easy to reach and handle.
(3) Self-acting fire-extinguishers must be equipped with warning devices if they are likely to pose a risk to their employees.
escape routes and emergency
1) escape routes and emergency exits must
in number, arrangement and dimension after use, installation and dimensions of the workplace, as well as the maximum number of persons present there
on the shortest possible path to the open or, if this is not possible, to a secure area,
in an appropriate form and permanently marked.
You must be equipped with a security lighting when leaving the workplace for the
(2) Doors in the course of escape routes or doors of emergency exits must
can be easily opened from the inside without any special aids, as long as employees are in the place of work,
be in an appropriate form and permanently marked.
Doors of emergency exits must be opened to the outside. Carousel and sliding doors are not allowed in emergency exits designed exclusively for emergency purposes and used only in an emergency.
Working Conditions
(1) The free unplaced surface on the The workplace must be so dimensioned that the workers can move freely when they are working.
(2) If this is not possible, the workers in the vicinity of the workplace must have a sufficiently large area of movement for the job. Available.
must be placed in the workplace in such a way that employees
you can safely reach it and leave it,
can quickly get into security at risk,
through adjacent jobs, transports
1) Employees must have at least one clothes rack available if changing rooms do not exist in accordance with § 6 (2) sentence 3.
(2) The work can be done in whole or in part or allows the workflow to be temporarily, the employees at the workplace are to be provided seating. If, for technical reasons, no seats can be set up directly at the workplace, although the work flow allows to temporarily sit down, the employees must be able to sit in the vicinity of the jobs
Lighting and View
1) The workplaces must be as sufficient as possible (2) The lighting installations must be selected and arranged in such a way as to ensure that they are equipped with artificial lighting suitable for the safety and health of workers.
(3) workplaces where employees are exposed to accident hazards in the event of failure of general lighting must have adequate safety lighting.
room temperature
1) In work, rest, preparedness, sanitation, canteens, and first aid rooms where there is no specific operational view The requirements for the room temperature must be made during working hours, taking into account the working methods, the physical stress on the employees and the specific use of the room, a health-friendly Room temperature.
(2) windows, skylits and glass walls must be used to shield the workplaces against excessive solar radiation depending on the type of work and the workplace.
1) In enclosed workrooms, you must take into account the working methods, the physical stress and the number of employees, as well as the
(2) If a room-ventilation system is required for the operation of workplaces, it must be functional at any time. A fault must be indicated by an automatic warning device. Provision must be made for workers to be protected against health hazards in the event of a disturbance.
(3) If air-conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems are used, it is necessary to ensure that the workers are employed
(4) deposits and impurities in air-space installations that can lead to a direct health risk through the room air must be removed immediately.
workplaces, the sound pressure level is kept as low as possible after the type of operation. The sound pressure level in the workplace in work spaces shall be reduced in dependence on the use and the activities to be carried out to such an extent that no adverse effects on the health of the employees are incurred.
sanitary rooms, breaks and stand-by rooms, first-aid rooms, accommodations
sanitary rooms
(1) Toilets rooms are available with lockable access, a sufficient number of lavatory pools and hand washing facilities. They must be located close to the workplaces as well as in the vicinity of breaks and rescue rooms, washing and changing rooms.
(2) Laundry rooms according to § 6 para. 2 sentence 2 are
set up close to the workplace and visible,
so as to be able to clean up the hygienic requirements accordingly and without hindrance; to this end, running warm and cold water, means to the To clean and, where appropriate, disinfect and dry the hands,
provide a sufficient number of suitable showers; if it requires the type of activity or health reasons.
If washrooms are not required in accordance with Article 6 (2) sentence 2, adequate and adequate washing facilities must be provided near the workplace and the changing rooms with fluent water (if necessary with warm water), means for cleaning and drying hands available.
(3) locker rooms according to § 6 para. 2 sentence 3 must be
easily accessible and of sufficient size and visual protection; corresponding to the Number of simultaneous users must have enough free floor space for unimpeded dressing,
with seating and lockable devices , in which each employee can store his clothes.
Wardrobes for work clothes and protective clothing are to be separated from wardrobes for personal clothing and items, if circumstances so
(4) Laundry and locker rooms, which are spatially separated from each other, must be easily accessible to each other.
Pausen-and Standby
(1) Pausenpremises or corresponding paused areas according to § 6 (3) sentence 1 are
Easy to reach for employees at unendangered location and in sufficient size,
depending on the number of simultaneous users with easy-to-clean tables and seats with back rest,
as separate rooms, if the assessment of working conditions and workplaces so require.
(2) Stand-by rooms according to § 6 para. 3 sentence 3 and rest rooms, that are used as stand-by rooms must be equipped for the purpose.
(1) First-aid rooms in accordance with § 6 para. 4 must be at their access points as , and are easily accessible to persons with rescue transport equipment.
(2) They are to be provided with the necessary facilities and materials for the first aid. In a clearly marked position, the address and telephone number of the local rescue services must be given.
(3) First aid equipment must also be kept wherever the working conditions are required. It must be easily accessible and ready for use. The storage places must be marked as such and can be easily reached.
(1) accommodations must be equipped according to their occupancy count with:
Living and sleeping area (beds, cabinets, tables, chairs),
dining area,
sanitary appliances.
(2) In the presence of male and female Employees must take this into account when allocating the rooms.
Supplementary requests to special workplaces
Not all-round and open-air workplaces
Jobs in workplaces and outdoor workplaces are designed to be designed to they can be reached, used and relied on by the employees in all weather conditions safely and without any health risk. This includes protecting jobs against the effects of weather or providing the workers with appropriate personal protective equipment.
If the employees are employed in outdoor workplaces, then the to create jobs where possible, so that employees are not exposed to external health hazards.
Additional requests to Construction
(1) The employees must
protect themselves against the weather
close to workplaces with drinking water or another non-alcoholic beverage.
Furthermore, the following requirements are to be implemented on construction sites:
If changing rooms are not required in accordance with § 6 para. 2 sentence 3, it must be done on a regular basis for each of the building sites present a clothes rack and a lockable compartment so that personal items can be kept under wraps.
Taking into account the working methods and the physical stress of the employees, it is necessary to ensure that there is sufficient breathing air for sufficient health.
Employees must have the opportunity to ventilate and dry work clothes and protective clothing outside of working hours.
At regular intervals, appropriate tests and exercises are to be carried out on fire extinguishing devices and fire alarm and alarm systems.
(2) Spatial limitations of the Jobs, materials, equipment and, more generally, all elements which, by changing the position, can affect the safety and health of workers, must be stabilised in a suitable way. This includes measures to prevent vehicles, earthmoving machines and vehicles from crashing, crashing, slipping or breaking.
(3) Where transport is used on transport routes, it is necessary to use the transport route for other transport routes. A sufficient safety distance or appropriate protection devices are provided for persons. The paths must be checked and maintained on a regular basis.
(4) appropriate safety precautions must be taken in the case of work from which, to a particular extent, risks to the employees may arise. This applies in particular to demolition work as well as to the assembly or dismantling of solid components.
when working at elevated or lower level, to comply with the protective measures of sentence 1. Ensure and verify the stability and stability of workstations and their access in an appropriate manner, in particular after a change in the height or depth of the workplace,
in the case of deformations, well construction, underground or tunnel work, appropriate connotations or bevels are to be provided; appropriate measures shall be taken prior to the start of earthworks in order to identify and minimize the risk of underground cables and other supply lines,
in the case of work, oxygen deficiency may occur, appropriate measures must be taken to prevent a risk and to enable effective and immediate assistance; single workplaces in areas where there is an increased risk of oxygen deficiency are only if they are constantly monitored from the outside and if all appropriate precautions are taken to enable effective and immediate assistance,
in the up, down, and dismantling of sheet and countersunk boxes to provide adequate devices to save the workers from the penetration of water and material
to provide crash protection in the case of loading ramps.
demolition work and work with heavy solid components, in particular the assembly and dismantling of steel and concrete structures as well as assembly and disassembly of sheet pile walls and countersunk boxes, may only be planned and carried out under the supervision of a qualified person.
(5) Existing electrical overhead lines must, as far as possible, be outside the Construction site grounds are to be transferred or unlocked. Where this is not possible, appropriate mitigation, screening or clues shall be affixed in order to keep vehicles and equipment away from these lines.