Hazard assessment according to the German ordinances on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV) and Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV)

Hazard assessment for occupational safety – Modern occupational safety and health aims to prevent health hazards and enhance workplace well-being. Employers assume responsibility in this regard for their staff, as safety in the workplace is considered one of the major objectives to be followed in any company. After all, every employee wants to return home healthy in the evening.

Hazard assessment, which unlike conventional accident prevention, also considers operational concerns, is available as a modern tool in occupational safety and health. The need to examine operational-specific concerns has been recognised by legislative bodies for some time now and hazard assessment consequently is taken into account in the German Occupational Safety and Health Act and in the German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health and Ordinance on Hazardous Substances. It is therefore obligatory for employers.

In Germany, the provision of operating equipment by employers and the use of operating equipment by employees is regulated in the German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV) “Ordinance governing safety and health protection for the use of operating equipment”.

Interaction with hazardous substances in operational environments is regulated in parallel by the German Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV) “Ordinance on protection against hazardous substances. Both regulations are valid in an amended form as of 01 June 2015.

Further information on the topic of hazard assessment in the age of Industry 4.0 is also available in our free white paper.

Our services regarding Hazard assessment


The outcomes of hazard analysis provide a solid basis for the development of a safety concept. We work together with you to develop a host of different measures. We implement these not just through the attainment of protection targets, but by safeguarding the danger areas identified through hazard assessment using the latest methods and technologies. We produce the necessary documentation as mandated by the German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV) and
Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV) and show you how to permanently reduce hazards and thereby lower your liability and operating costs.

Our services at a glance:

  • Analysis of activities and workplaces
  • Assessment of existing hazards
  • Drafting of operating instructions, hazardous substances register and other instructions
  • Creation of training material, also as eLearning Training of your employees

The services relating to hazard assessments include the following points:

  • Hazard analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Determination of hazard reduction measures
  • Documentation
  • Effectiveness test

Your advantages with CE-CON

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Our employees have many years of experience in machine and occupational safety and are consequently familiar with industry specific peculiarities and hazards owing to their backgrounds in wide-ranging industrial sectors.

With a comprehensive hazard assessment there are wide-ranging advantages for your company:

  • Compliance with occupational health and safety requirements
  • Protection of your employees by minimizing risks
  • Minimizing liability risks by fulfilling legal requirements
  • Synergies for similar machines across various locations

Further information regarding the topic

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Risk assessment in the age of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is on everyone’s lips, but what does that actually mean and how do the changes in production processes affect occupational safety? Our whitepaper on this topic illustrates, among other things, the role and consequences of this topic in relation to risk assessment under the Industrial Safety Ordinance.