Fire protection

Shisha bars: BGN has determined minimum value for ventilation

A shisha bar needs an efficient, technical ventilation system. Efficient means that in the guest area at least 130 cubic metres of air per hour and per burning hookah must be removed and replaced by fresh air. This was identified by the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the foodstuffs and catering industry (BGN) in practice tests. Ventilation through open windows and doors is usually not sufficient.


ISSA-Instruction Maintenance in Plants with High Safety Requirements

Maintenance is part of the usual business in process plants. As indicated in various legal and technical standards, the instruction of workers for safety topics is crucial. In practice, it is very difficult to ensure safety. The accident rate of maintenance work is still a major focus point. 


Information sheet: Behavior in case of accidents and fire

Companies that make use of the counselling service "AUVAsicher" receive various materials that can be used to implement employee protection in their businesses.

Accidents can happen. In order to work safely and healthily, employees have to know how to behave in the event of an emergency. Emergency preparedness supports the efficient design of first aid and fire protection in the workplace.


Operating instructions for enterprises in the pyrotechnic sector

The pyrotechnic sector – including manufacturing, storage and selling of fireworks – is particularly risky and affected by frequent accidents and injuries (usually fatal). Inail, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense, has drawn up the following booklet, whose aim is helping pyrotechnical enterprises – mostly small-sized and artisan ones – to manage occupational safety and health (OSH).


ISSA-Instruction "Safety Signs"

The European Directive 92/58/EWG states minimum requirements for safety and health protection markings at the work place, and depicts various categories of markings. Employees must be instructed on the significance of these safety and health protection markings before the start of their employment, also in regular intervals hereafter. 


ISSA-Instruction „Use of Extinguisher“

An extinguisher is a powerful tool for fighting small fires. But for a correct use, at least some basic information is required. This short safety instruction can be used to highlight specific aspects of handling extinguishers. The safety briefing set enables superiors to share their knowledge to their subordinates and colleagues.