Provision of a fire protection officer

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Tasks and position of fire protection officers

The Occupational Safety and Health Act obliges the employer to “… take those measures that are necessary for … fire fighting … according to the type of workplace and activities as well as the number of employees”.

Specifically, this means that the following legal provisions such as state building regulations, special building regulations, sales facility regulations of the federal states (usually for sales outlets with more than 2000 m² area), VdS regulations of the association of property insurers (e.g. for commercial and industrial companies, hotels and accommodation, hospitals etc.) and official requirements require or at least recommend the appointment of a fire protection officer under certain conditions.

This order can also be the result of a risk assessment for your company.

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