Navigation and service

HinweisCookies

Cookies help us to provide our services. By using our website you agree that we can use cookies. Read more about our Privacy Policy and visit the following link: Privacy Policy

OK

Approved Inspection Bodies according to ProdSG and BetrSichV

The setting up and operation of equipment subject to mandatory inspection

The operators of installations subject to mandatory inspection are obliged to demonstrate the safety of their systems in compliance with testing periods on the basis of regular tests by recognised testing bodies.

Announcement of the BMAS of 5 December 2006 – IIIb3-35306-6 (Federal Gazette no. 8, p. 399), last changed by BAuA's announcement of 1 July 2016 – IIIb3-35306-6 (Joint Ministerial Gazette no. 35-37, p. 748)

In Germany, the setting up and operation of installations subject to mandatory inspection is governed by two legal regulations:

  • section 9 of the Product Safety Act (ProdSG)
  • and section 3 of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV)

Accordingly, the operators of installations subject to mandatory inspection are obliged to demonstrate the safety of their systems in compliance with testing periods on the basis of regular tests by recognised testing bodies, among others. The recognised testing bodies are the bodies which are specified to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) by the responsible federal state authorities regarding the appropriate remits. According to § 37 para. 5 sentence 1 ProdSG, these testing bodies are specified as approved monitoring bodies by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA).


The following tables contain the updated version of the announcement with the changes dating from 1 July 2016 – IIIb3-35306-6 (Joint Ministerial Gazette no. 35-37, p. 748):

What are “systems requiring monitoring”?

  • Steam boiler systems, pressure vessel systems, installations for the filling, ducts under internal overpressure for hazardous media
  • elevators, installations in potentially explosive atmospheres Storage systems with an overall volume of more than 10,000 l for flammable, highly flammable or extremely flammable liquids
  • Filling installations with a handling capacity of more than 1,000 l/h for flammable, highly flammable or extremely flammable liquids
  • Filling stations and airfield refuelling installations
  • Emptying installations with a handling capacity of more than 1,000 l/h for flammable, highly flammable or extremely flammable liquids

For further information please refer to our German Website.

More about Statutory and Sovereign Tasks