The employer is therefore obliged to become aware of potential risks in the company at an early stage, especially in the context of risk assessments, and to recognize where action is required. Appropriate measures to avoid the hazards must be taken immediately. It is necessary for the employer to document the entire process in order to be able to prove the implementation of the occupational safety measures in case of doubt. As a rule, this is the only way to effectively minimise the fulfilment of possible criminal offences through the exclusion of negligence or intent.
In certain cases it is also necessary to appoint company officers (occupational safety specialists, fire safety officers, etc.). This affects, for example, operators of laser systems for material processing or industrial companies with a high fire risk.
In order to be able to cope with the implementation of the increasingly complex requirements in occupational safety law, the monitoring of legal requirements and the corresponding measure management are of great importance.