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Regulation on workplace (workplace Ordinance - be) be Ausfertigung date: 12.08.2004 full quotation: "workplace Ordinance of 12 August 2004 (BGBl. I S. 2179), most recently by article 4 of the Decree of July 19, 2010 (BGBl. I p. 960) has been changed" stand: last amended by art. 4 V v. 19.7.2010 I 960 for more information on the stand number found in the menu under instructions this regulation serves the implementation of 1 of the EC Directive 89/654/EEC of 30 November 1989 concerning the minimum requirements for safety and health in Workplace (first individual Directive within the meaning of article 16 1 of Directive 89/391/EEC) (OJ EC No. L 393, p. 1) and 2 of Directive 92/58/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the minimum requirements for the safety and/or health signs at work (ninth individual Directive within the meaning of article 16 1 of Directive 89/391/EEC) (OJ EC No. L 245, p. 23) and 3 of annex IV (minimum requirements for safety and health on construction sites) of Directive 92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the minimum requirements to be applied temporary temporary or mobile construction sites for the safety and health protection (eighth individual Directive within the meaning of article 16 1 of Directive 89/391/EEC) (OJ EC No. L 245, p. 6).
Footnote (+++ text detection from: 25 8.2004 +++) the V 1 d was adopted as article V v. 12.8.2004 I 2179 by the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Economics and labour with the consent of the Federal Council. It is as per article 4 sentence 1 of this V on the 25.8.2004 entered into force.
(+++ Official note of the standard authority on EC law: implementation of EWGRL 654/89 (CELEX number: 389 L 0654) EWGRL 58/92 (CELEX Nr: 392 L 0058) EWGRL 57/92 (CELEX Nr: 392 L 0057) +++)
Table of contents section 1 objective, scope article 2 definitions article 3 risk assessment § 3a of the setting up and operation of workplaces section 4 special requirements on the operation of workplaces section 5 non-smoker protection § 6 work spaces, washrooms, breaks - and ready rooms, first aid rooms, accommodation § 7 Committee for workplaces section 8 transitional provisions article 9 offences and offences annex requirements on workplaces according to § 3 para 1 § 1 goal, scope (1) this regulation serves the purpose of the health and safety of workers for the setting up and operation of workplaces.
(2) this regulation does not apply to workplaces in establishments that are subject to the Federal Mining Act, and with the exception of article 5 and annex paragraph 1.3, not 1 in the travel industry and market transport, 2nd in means of transport, provided that they are used in public transport, 3 for fields, Woods and other land belonging to an agricultural or forestry operations, but beyond its built-up area.
(3) the Federal Chancellor's Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry for transport, building and urban development, the Ministry of Defense or the Ministry of finance can, as far as they do this are each responsible, in consultation with the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs and, as far as not the Ministry of the Interior is responsible, in consultation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior permit exceptions to the provisions of this regulation , as far as public interests necessarily require this in particular to the maintenance or restoration of public security. In this case, it is at the same time to determine how to ensure the safety and health protection of workers pursuant to this regulation in other ways.
Article 2 definitions (1) are places of work: 1 places indoors or outdoors, located on the premises of a business, or a construction site, and which are intended for the use for jobs, 2 other places indoors or outdoors, located on the premises of a business, or a construction site and have access to those employees in their work.
(2) jobs are areas of workplaces, where workers in the performing of them to activities regularly over a long period or in the course of the working day not only in the short term must reside.
(3) work spaces are the spaces where jobs are permanently decorated within buildings.
(4) place of work also includes: 1. traffic routes, escape routes, emergency exits, 2. storage, machine and adjoining rooms, 3. sanitary facilities (dressing, washing and toilet facilities), 4 breaks and ready rooms, 5. first aid rooms, 6 accommodations.
Facilities also include the workplace, extent for these special requirements are made in this regulation and the operation of the workplace, they serve.
(5) set up is the provision and design of the workplace. The set includes in particular: 1 structural measures or changes, 2. accessorizing with machines, equipment, furniture, other work equipment as well as lighting, ventilation, heating, fire-fighting and utilities, 3. creating and marking of transport and escape routes, marking of danger points and technical fire protection equipment, 4 set of jobs.
(6) operation of workplaces includes the use and maintenance of the workplace.
§ 3 risk assessment (1) when assessing the working conditions has pursuant to section 5 of the Labour Protection Act the employer initially to determine whether the employment hazards in the setting up and operation of workplaces are or may be exposed. This is the case, he has to assess all possible hazards to the health and safety of workers. According to the result of the risk assessment, the employer has protective measures in accordance with the provisions of this regulation including its annex after the State of the art to define occupational medicine and hygiene. Other secured adequately findings are taken into account.
(2) the employer shall ensure that risk assessment is carried out professionally. The employer has not even the knowledge, he has consulted learned to leave.
(3) the employer has the risk assessment regardless of the number of employees before recording the activities documented. The documentation is to indicate what hazards in the workplace can occur and what measures pursuant to paragraph 1 sentence 3 must be performed.
§ 3a of the setting up and operation of workplaces (1) the employer has to ensure that workplaces are set up and operated, that no risks for the safety and health of employees run out of them. Yet, he has the status of rules made pursuant to § 7 para 4 known technology, and in particular those of the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs and knowledge into account. In compliance with the rules referred to in sentence 2 and insights, it is assumed that the requirements in the regulation are met in this regard. The employer does not apply the rules and insights, by other measures, it must reach the same safety and health protection of workers.
(2) the employers employing people with disabilities, he has to set up workplaces and to operate, to consider the special concerns of these workers in terms of health and safety. This applies in particular to barrier-free design of jobs, as well as of its doors, traffic routes, escape routes, emergency exits, stairs, orientation systems, washing and toilet areas.
(3) the competent authority may admit exceptions to the provisions of this regulation upon written request of the employer including its annex, if 1 the employer must take other, equally effective measures or 2. the implementation of the provision in some cases would lead to an unreasonable hardness and the deviation with the protection of employees is compatible.
In assessing the needs of smaller enterprises are especially taken into account.
(4) as far as other legislation, in particular the building regulations of countries, demands are made, these provisions remain unaffected.
§ 4 to maintain special requirements on the operation of workplaces (1) which has an employer the workplace and to ensure that deficiencies can be eliminated immediately. Can defects, which involves an immediate serious danger, is not immediately eliminated, is working to set in so far.
(2) the employer must ensure that work sites are cleaned according to the hygienic requirements. Dirt and debris that can lead to hazards, are to eliminate without delay.
(3) the employer has safety devices to prevent or eliminate hazards, in particular security lighting, fire extinguishing, signalling systems, emergency power plants and emergency switch and air handling equipment to properly wait at regular intervals and check on their functioning.
(4) transport routes, escape routes and emergency exits must always be kept clear, so that they can be used at any time. The employer has arrangements to meet workers at risk to immediately bring in security and can be saved quickly. The employer has an escape and rescue plan to prepare, if required location, extent and nature of use of the work site. The plan is to be interpreted in appropriate places in the workplace or unhooked. At appropriate time intervals, it is important to practice according to this plan.
(5) the employer has to provide resources and facilities to first aid available and periodically check them for completeness and usefulness.
§ 5 non-smoker protection (1) the employer must take the necessary measures to ensure that non-smoking workers in workplaces are effectively protected from the health hazards of tobacco smoke. Where necessary, the employer has to adopt a general or limited to particular areas of the workplace smoking ban.
(2) in workplaces with public transport, the employer has to take protective measures, than allow the nature of the operation and the type of employment referred to in paragraph 1 only to the extent.
§ 6 work rooms, sanitary facilities, breaks - and ready rooms, first aid rooms, accommodations (1) which has an employer to provide work spaces, a sufficient base and height, as well as an adequate air space exhibit.
(2) the employer shall provide toilet rooms. If the type of activity or health reasons require it, washing facilities must be provided. Appropriate changing rooms must be provided if workers have to wear special work clothes at work and it cannot be expected to them is to dress in another room. Is a separate use to allow or to establish separately for men and women are changing, washing and toilet facilities. When working outdoors and on construction sites with just a few employees, laundry facilities and private toilets are sufficient.
(3) in the case of more than ten employees, or if security or health reasons so require, is a break room or a corresponding snack area available to workers. This does not apply if those working in offices or similar workrooms are employed and there equivalent conditions for a recovery are given during the pause. Standby hours or work interruptions fall in working hours frequently and regularly and no rest rooms are available, are rooms for standby times set up for workers. Pregnant women and nursing mothers must be during the breaks and, as far as it is necessary to lay down also during working hours under suitable conditions and can rest.
(4) first aid rooms or similar facilities must be available according to the risks of accidents or the number of employees, type of activities pursued and the spatial size of the holdings.
(5) for employees, the employer has to provide accommodation if safety or health reasons, in particular because of the type of activity carried out or the number of persons employed in the operation, and the remoteness of the workplace require this and other compensation by the employer is not created.
(6) paragraph 1 for sanitary facilities, breaks - and ready rooms, first aid rooms and accommodations according to paragraphs 2 to 5 shall apply accordingly.
§ 7 Committee for workplaces (1) at the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs a workplace Committee is formed, in which professional representatives of employers, trade unions, the State authorities, statutory accident insurance and other professional people, especially the science in an appropriate number should be represented. The total number of members should not exceed 16 persons. For each Member, a substitute is appointed. The membership of the Committee for places of work is volunteer.
(2) the Federal Ministry for labour and Social Affairs appoints the Committee members and the Deputy members. The Committee adopt its rules of procedure and elect the Chairperson from among its members. The rules of procedure and the election of the President require the approval of the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs.
(3) of, 1. the tasks of the Committee to determine the State of technology, occupational medicine and industrial hygiene rules and other science for the safety and health of workers in workplaces, to identify 2 rules, to advise how the requirements established in this regulation can be met, and 3. the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs in matters of safety and health in workplaces
In carrying out its responsibilities, the Committee should consider the General principles of occupational safety and health pursuant to § 4 of the occupational safety and Health Act. The work programme of the Committee on work sites will be coordinated with the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs. The Committee works closely with the other committees in the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs.
(4) the Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs may make determined rules and results in the joint ministerial Gazette known by the Committee pursuant to paragraph 3.
(5) the federal ministries as well as the Supreme Land authorities may send representatives to the meetings of the Committee. The word is this request in the session to grant.
(6) the Federal Institute for occupational safety and health leads the business of the Committee.
Article 8 transitional provisions (1) as far as for workplaces, 1 which on May 1, 1976 were built or was started with their institution before that date or 2. that on December 20, 1996 were furnished or was started with their institution before that date and for which at the time of the no application found the trade regulations, requirements in this regulation be , the major changes to the workplace, make necessary operational equipment, working methods or working processes which apply only the corresponding requirements of annex II of Directive 89/654/EEC of 30 November 1989 concerning the minimum requirements for safety and health at workplaces (OJ EC No. L 393, p. 1). As far as these workplaces or their facilities greatly expanded or rebuilt, or substantially redesigned the work processes or workflows, the employer has to take the necessary measures so that these changes, extensions or conversions match with the requirements of this regulation.
(2) that apply in the Federal worksheet made workplace guidelines to the review by the Committee on work sites and promoting appropriate rules by the Federal Ministry for labour and Social Affairs, at the latest until 31 December 2012, continued.
Section 9 is number 1 of the Labour Protection Act offences and administrative offences (1) any person in the sense of article 25 paragraph 1, who intentionally or negligently risk assessment incorrectly, incompletely or not timely documents 1 contrary to section 3, paragraph 3, provides 2 contrary to § 3a paragraph 1 sentence 1 not that a workplace in the prescribed manner is set up or operated, 3. contrary to article 4, paragraph 1, sentence 2 does not set the working , 4. contrary to article 4, paragraph 3 a there called safety device or in the prescribed manner can be wait or check, 5. contrary to article 4, paragraph 4, sentence 1 not free keeps transport routes, escape routes and emergency exits, 6 contrary to section 4, paragraph 4, sentence 2 does not apply a measure, 7 contrary to § 4 paragraph 5 provides a means or a facility for the first help is not available , 8 contrary to section 6, paragraph 2, sentence 1 does not provide a toilet room, 9 contrary to section 6 paragraph 3 does not provide a break room or a snack area available.
(2) a person who endangers the life or health of employees through a deliberate act referred to in paragraph 1, is number 2 of the occupational safety and Health Act pursuant to section 26 punishable.
Annex requirements for workplaces according to § 3 para 1 table of contents (site of the original text: Federal Law Gazette I 2004, 2182 - 2188;)
regarding the details of the changes see footnote) 1 General requirements 1.1 construction and strength of buildings 1.2 dimensions of spaces, airspace 1.3 safety and health signs 1.4 power distribution plants 1.5 floors, walls, ceilings, roofs 1.6 Windows, skylights 1.7 doors, Gates 1.8 roads 1.9 escalators, moving walkways 1.10 ramps 1.11 ladders, climbing course 2 measures for protection against specific hazards 2.1 protection from crashing and falling objects , 2.2 measures against fire danger zones enter 3 working conditions 3.1 2.3 escape routes and emergency exits movement area 3.2 arrangement of 3.3 jobs equipment 3.4 lighting and sight 3.5 3.6 room temperature ventilation 3.7 noise 4 washrooms, breaks - and ready rooms, first aid rooms, accommodation 4.1 washrooms 4.2 breaks and ready rooms 4.3 first aid rooms 4.4 accommodation 5 supplementary requirements at particular places of work 5.1 not well wrapped and enclosed outdoor workplaces 5.2 additional requirements for construction sites
The following requirements apply in all cases where the properties of the workplace or the activity, the circumstances or any risk to the workers so require.
The law relating to the implementation of article 95 of the EC Treaty, make demands on the quality of work equipment shall remain unaffected.
1 General requirements 1.1 construction and strength of buildings must have a design corresponding to the type of use and strength building for workplaces.
1.2 dimensions of spaces, air space (1) work spaces a sufficient surface area and one, depending on the size of the footprint of the rooms, sufficient clearance height have, so that workers without compromising their safety, their health or their well-being can do their work.
(2) the dimensions of all the other rooms are based on the nature of their use.
(3) the size of the necessary air space is calculated depending on the type of physical effort and the number of employees and the other persons present to.
1.3 safety and health signs (1) does not affect are the following requirements to use safety and health labels, where risks to the safety and health of workers by technical or organisational measures avoided or adequately reduced. The results of the risk assessment are taking into account.
(2) the marking is according to the type of hazard, permanently or temporarily according to the specifications of Directive 92/58/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the minimum requirements for the safety and/or health signs at work (ninth individual Directive within the meaning of article 16 1 of Directive 89/391/EEC) (OJ EC No. L 245 p. 23) run. This Directive shall apply in the respective current version. Is changed or adjusted according to the procedures provided for in this directive to technical progress, this directive is as amended published in the official journal of the European communities after the expiry of the implementation period laid down in the modification or adaptation policy. The amended version can already be applied from entry into force of the modification or customization policy.
(3) the safety and health protection labelling has to be made after the State of the art in the workplace or in the workplace. Made rules according to § 7 paragraph 4 to reflect the State of the art, adapted to technical progress.
1.4 power distribution equipment systems, which are used to supply the place of work with energy, must be so selected, installed and operated, that the workers from accidents by direct or indirect contact of with live parts are protected and that no fire or explosion hazard comes from the plants. In conception and execution, as well as the choice of material and the guards are kind and strength of the distributed energy, to take into account the reaction conditions and the expertise of the people who have access to parts of the plant.
1.5 floors, walls, ceilings, roofs (1) the surfaces of floors, walls and ceilings must be designed so that they comply with the requirements of the operation and are easy to clean. Workplace the workplace, taking into account the type of operation and physical activity must have a sufficient insulation against heat and cold, as well as a sufficient insulation against moisture.
(2) the floors of the rooms must have no bumps, holes, tripping, or dangerous slopes. You must be secured against slipping, viable, non-slip and slip-resistant.
(3) transparent or translucent walls, in particular all-glass partitions, in the area of job creation or roads, must be clearly indicated and made of shatter-proof material or be shielded from such jobs and transport workers with the walls in contact to come and cannot be injured should the walls shatter.
(4) not through fragile material roofs may be entered only if you have equipment that allow a safe working.
1.6 Windows, skylights (1) Windows, skylights and ventilation devices must safely for workers to open, close, adjust and lock. They must be so arranged that they represent a danger to the workers in an open State.
(2) Windows and skylights so selected or equipped and built a must that they can be cleaned without risk to the performers and other persons.
The type and use of the rooms or areas depend on 1.7 doors, gates (1) need location, number, dimensions and execution in particular with regard to the materials of doors and gates.
(2) transparent doors must be marked at eye level.
(3) swing doors and gates must be transparent or have a viewing window.
(4) not be transparent or translucent surfaces in doors and gates made of shatter-proof material and is to be feared that the workers should shatter can hurt, against pressing to protect.
(5) sliding doors and gates must be secured against lift off and falling out. Doors and gates opening upwards must be secured against falling down.
(6) in the immediate vicinity of Gates intended primarily for vehicle traffic, prominently marked, always accessible doors for pedestrians must be present. These doors are not required if the passage through the gates for pedestrians is safe to do so.
(7) mechanical doors and gates must be safely usable. Includes, that they a) without risk to the workers to be moved, or may come to a halt, b) are fitted with automatically-acting fuses, c) are also hand to open, if it does not automatically open when power failure.
(8) special requirements for use in the course of escape routes (section 2.3).
1.8 transport routes must designed to (1) traffic routes, including stairs, fixed ladders and loading bays and be designed that they can be easily and safely committed or used according to their intended purpose and close employees are not endangered.
(2) the calculation of transport routes, which serve passenger traffic, freight or passenger and freight transport, must depend on the number of potential users and the type of operation.
(3) used means of transport on traffic routes, a sufficient safety distance must be respected for pedestrians.
(4) traffic routes for vehicles must pass away at doors, gates, passages, sidewalks and stairs outlets.
(5) in so far as the use and setup of the rooms require it to protect of workers, the limits of traffic routes must be marked.
(6) special requirements for escape routes (section 2.3).
1.9 escalators, moving walkways escalators and moving walkways so selected and installed be that they operate safely and are certainly usable. This includes that the emergency stop devices are clearly visible and easily accessible and only such escalators and moving walkways are used, which are equipped with the necessary safety devices.
1.10 ramps (1) according to the dimensions of the means of transport and cargo loading ramps must be interpreted.
(2) you must have at least a departure; long ramps must have a finish as far as operation possible, on each end area.
(3) you must be easy and safe use. This includes that they equip are possible with protection against falling; This applies in particular in the areas of ramps that are not constant loading and unloading stations.
1.11 ladders, climbing course ladders and climbing courses must be safely usable. Includes, that they a) necessary safeguards against falling, preferably climbing safety equipment have b) at their outlet points have a holding device, c) are equipped as necessary at regular intervals with resting stages.
2 measures to protect against specific hazards 2.1 protection against crash and falling objects, entering hazardous areas workplaces and traffic routes, where the risk of the crash by employees or of objects falling consists or which border, in hazardous areas must be provided with facilities prevent employees crash or be injured by falling objects or in the danger zones. Workplaces and traffic routes pursuant to sentence 1 must be secured against unauthorized entry and prominently marked in hazardous area. Are for the protection of those who need to enter these areas, appropriate measures must be taken.
2.2 measures against fires (1) workplaces must be according to a) dimensions and use, b) the fire hazard of existing facilities and materials, c) the widest possible number of present people with a sufficient number of appropriate fire-fighting equipment and, if necessary, fire detectors and alarm systems be equipped.
(2) non-automatic fire-fighting equipment must be as such permanently marked, easy to reach and to handle.
(3) automatically-acting fire extinguishing equipment must be equipped with warning devices if dangers for workers can occur during their use.
Escape routes and emergency exits (1) escape routes and emergency exits must have a) in number, arrangement and dimensions of use, of the institution and the dimensions of the workplace as well as the highest possible number of persons there present set, b) as short lead outdoors or, if this is not possible in a secure area, c) adequately and permanently marked.
You must be equipped with safety lighting if the safe exit of the workplace for the employees, in particular in case of failure of general lighting, is not guaranteed.
((2) doors in escape routes or doors of emergency exits during a) be opened from the inside without special tools at any time easily have, as long as employees are in the workplace, b) adequately and permanently marked.
Doors of emergency exits must be open to the outside. Carousel - and sliding doors are not permitted in emergency exits, which are designed exclusively for emergency and used only in an emergency.
3 working conditions 3.1 movement area (1) that free open area at the workplace must be designed so that workers can move freely in their activities.
(2) If this is not possible, another must be sufficiently large movement area available to workers in the vicinity of the workplace.
3.2 arrangement of jobs jobs are so arranged in the workplace, that workers a) they can reach safely and leave, b) danger quickly get involved in security can, c) by neighboring jobs, transport or influences from outside not be jeopardised.
3.3 equipment (1) all workers must be at least a coat rack available if changing rooms are not available according to article 6, paragraph 2, sentence 3.
(2) can the work wholly or partially sitting done be or work flow allows to temporarily put, seating to provide are the workers at the workplace. Can operational reasons no seating directly in the workplace be placed, although allowing the workflow to put, at times seating must be provided the workers in the vicinity of workstations.
3.4 lighting and line of sight (1) the workplaces as sufficient daylight must be maintained and equipped with facilities for the safety and to artificial lighting appropriate for the health protection of workers.
(2) the lighting units are to be selected and arranged that this no accident or health hazards may arise.
(3) workplaces, where workers at failure of the lighting are exposed to accident risks, must have a sufficient emergency lighting.
3.5 room temperature (1) in labour, breaks, ready, sanitary, canteens and first aid rooms, where operating technically provided no specific requirements to the ambient temperature, must be during hours of working, taking into account the working procedures, physical effort of the employees and the purpose of the specific use of the room are a health beneficial room temperature.
(2) Windows, skylights and glass walls must allow a shielding of the workplaces to excessive solar radiation depending on the type of work and the workplace.
3.6 (1) ventilation in enclosed working spaces must be sufficient health beneficial breathing air, taking into account the working procedures, the physical effort and the number of employees and the other persons present.
(2) an air handling system is for the operation of places of work required, it must be functional at all times. A disorder must be indicated by an automatic warning device. Arrangements must be made it, are protected by the workers in the event of a fault against health hazards.
(3) air-conditioning or mechanical ventilation installations are used, make sure that the workers are exposed to any annoying air currents.
(4) deposits and impurities in air conditioning systems, which can lead to an immediate health hazard by the room air must be eliminated immediately.
3.7 noise in workplaces is the sound pressure level to keep as low as possible according to the type of operation. The sound pressure level at the workplace in workplaces is so far to reduce that caused no harm to health of workers depending on the use and the activities being done.
4 sanitary facilities, pause and ready rooms, first aid rooms, accommodation 4.1 sanitary facilities are (1) toilet rooms with lockable access, to provide a sufficient number of hand washing and toilet bowl. You must be located in the vicinity of jobs as well as nearby breaks - ready rooms, washing and dressing rooms.
(According to section 6 para 2 sentence 2 are a (2) washing facilities) in the vicinity of the workplace and to establish protected view b) to be such that the employees accordingly and unhindered; clean the hygienic requirements to do so, hot and cold water, means to clean and to disinfect and dry hands must present, c) with a sufficient number of suitable showers to make, if required by the type of activity or health reasons.
Washrooms are not necessary according to section 6 para 2 sentence 2 must sufficient and adequate washing facilities in the vicinity of the workplace and the changing rooms with running water (if necessary with warm water), are means to clean and dry the hands available.
(3) dressing rooms need a according to article 6, paragraph 2, sentence 3) easily accessible and of sufficient size and view protected be established; According to the number of concurrent users, enough free floor space for unhampered changing rooms must be available, b) with seating, as well as with lockable facilities be equipped, where each employee can keep his clothes.
Wardrobes for work clothes and protective clothing are closets for personal clothing and items to cut, if circumstances so require.
(4) washing and dressing rooms, separated from each other geographically, must be with each other easily accessible.
4.2 breaks and ready rooms (1) rest rooms or appropriate rest areas according to § 6, paragraph 3, sentence 1 are a) workers easily accessible in safe place and in sufficient size to provide, b) according to the number of concurrent users with easy to clean tables and seating with backrest to equip, c) than to separate rooms, if necessary for the assessment of working conditions and the workplace.
(2) standby spaces after § 6 para 3 sentence 3 and break rooms, which are used as stand areas, must the purpose according to be fitted.
4.3 first aid rooms (1) first aid rooms according to section 6 para 4 must at their entrances as such be marked and easily accessible for people with rescue vehicles.
(2) they are equipped with the necessary equipment and materials for first aid. In a clearly marked location, address and telephone number of the local rescue services must be specified.
(3) first aid equipment is to be kept about it, everywhere, where working conditions require it. She must be easily accessible and ready for use. The storage must be marked and easily accessible as such.
4.4 accommodation (1) accommodation must be fitted according to the number of their assignment with: a) living - and bedroom (beds, wardrobes, tables, chairs), b) dining area, c) sanitary facilities.
(2) in the presence of male and female employees, this is taken into account in the allocation of the rooms.
5 supplementary requirements at particular places of work 5.1 not well wrapped and in outdoor workplaces are jobs in not all enclosed workplaces and in the open air to such a way that by the workers in all weather conditions can be used safe and without risk to health reaches, and leave again. This includes that jobs against the elements are protected or suitable personal protection equipment are made available to the workers.
Are employed the employed at workstations outdoors, the jobs are possible to establish that the employees not harmful external influences are exposed.
5.2 additional requirements on construction sites (1) workers have a) who dress protected against adverse weather conditions to, wash, warm can b) have facilities to take and, where appropriate, prepare their meals, c) close to the jobs can have on drinking water or any other non-alcoholic beverage.
Continue to implement the following requirements are on construction sites: d) changing rooms are not required according to § 6, paragraph 2, sentence 3 a coat rack and a lockable compartment must exist for every workers present regularly on the construction site, keep personal belongings under lock and key.
Taking into account the working procedures and the physical effort of the employees is to ensure that there is sufficient health beneficial breathing air.
f) workers must have the opportunity to ventilate working clothes and protective clothing outside of working hours and dry.
(g) on a regular basis, appropriate tests and exercises to fire-fighting equipment and fire detection and alarm systems are making.
(2) spatial boundaries of the workplace, materials, equipment, and more generally all elements that may affect the safety and health of employees through change of place, need to be stabilized in any appropriate medium. These include measures which prevent vehicles, earth-moving machinery and handling crash, subvert, slip or break.
(3) be used means of transport on roads so for other, use the roads people a sufficient safety clearance or adequate protective devices must be provided. The paths must be regularly checked and maintained.
(4) in the case of works, from which in particular hazards for workers may arise, appropriate safety precautions must be taken. This applies in particular for demolition work, as well as for the establishment or removal of solid components. To comply with the protection measures of sentence 1 are a) when working on elevated or low lying locations stability and stability of jobs and their approaches on appropriate ways to ensure and to check, especially after a change in the height or depth of the workplace, b) for excavations, Wells construction work, to provide for suitable underground or tunnel works cladding or bevels. before the start of excavation works are appropriate measures to carry out the hazard due to underground cables and other supply lines to determine and to reduce to a minimum, c) can work where lack of oxygen occur, to take appropriate measures to prevent a danger and facilitating an effective and immediate assistance; Einzelarbeitsplätze in areas where increased risk of oxygen deficiency exists, are allowed only if they are monitored from the outside and all appropriate precautions are taken to allow an effective and immediate assistance, d) up, conversion and extraction of piles and caissons appropriate measures to provide, so that workers at the ingress of water and material can save, e) to envisage at loading docks fall protection.
Demolition work as well as working with heavy solid construction elements, in particular and dismantling of steel and concrete structures as well as Assembly and disassembly of piles and caissons, may be only under supervision of a qualified person planned and carried out.
(5) existing electric overhead lines must be laid outside the construction site if possible or unlocked. If this is not possible, suitable from restrictions, shields or instructions to attach to keep vehicles and facilities of these lines are.
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