According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, it is necessary for every employer who employs staff to compile a detailed documentation of the risk assessment which is implemented in the company. This documentation obligation is stipulated according to the German Safety and Health at Work Act § 6 (1).
The employer is obliged to compile documentation which details
accordingly. In the event of a similar risk situation, it is considered sufficient for the docu-ments to contain summarised information.
Apart from the legal guidelines, there are a variety of other reasons which also speak in favour of documenting the risk assessment:
If you implement and document the seven steps for risk assessment as described, you have fulfilled the requirements of the Safety and Health at Work Act.