Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions on labor protection
Labor protection or labor health and security can stand for one dazzling topic. In case you are not sure if you have all the necessary information so as to create a safe place of work, we have put together some questions and answers which are brief and concise to help you out. They play the part of giving you a hand in understanding the basic requirements that any business should consider in terms of LSH (labor protection). Further on, we shall reply to some of the frequently asked questions about labor protection.
IS LSH LEGISLATION APPLYING TO MY CASE?
Yes, labor protection legislation (LSH) in force applies to any and all types of businesses, regardless of the latter’s legal form, either a private company or a certified natural person, employees included.
WHO IS THIS LSH LEGISLATION MANAGED AND APPLIED BY?
LSH legislation in force is applied and controlled by the Territorial Labor Inspectorate that your company belongs to.
HOW ARE LSH INSPECTORS WITHIN DOBEXPERT GOING TO HELP ME OUT?
We are glad to be able to provide you with the help you need, in order to provide your employees with a safe work environment in terms of LSH. We regularly check your business working facility and we provide you with specific advice so as to reduce the risks of labor accidents occurring. On any such checking, Dobexpert inspectors shall also conduct an audit of the relevant LSH documentation. We shall also conduct regular training sessions for the employees, following that at the end of each such training session we shall fill in the relevant LSH record sheets. LSH inspectors within Dobexpert shall enforce the LSH legislation requirements in force.
WHAT’S THE MAIN LSH LAW?
The law on labor security and health, as published in the Official Gazette on July 26th 2006, also known as Law no. 319/2006.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN ACTIVITIES COVERED BY THE LEGISLATION?
In case you are an employer, the main requirements are as follows:
- Providing the employees with individual safety equipments;
- Ensuring that handling, storage, transport and using of any and all labor items or substances are carried out under safety conditions;
- Adequate supply of information, training and supervision in the LSH field for any and all of the company’s employees;
- Maintaining the work facility in a good condition, including the stairs, the alleys, the access ways and the emergency exits;
- Making sure that your business visitors (clients, business partners, etc.) are not subject to any risk in terms of incurring any accidents by means of the activity you are carrying out. Employees shall be aware of both their own labor health and security, as well as of that of their work colleagues, of the visitors and of the relevant clients. If you are an Authorized Natural Person (PFA) you must also take care of your own labor health and security, as well as of that of the other individuals affected by the business you are conducting.
WHERE CAN ONE REPORT ANY SUCH LABOR ACCIDENT?
Labor accidents shall be reported to the Territorial Labor Inspectorate within maximum 24 hours as of the latter’s occurrence. Any failure to timely report the same, shall stand for a contravention and shall trigger the enforcement of sanctions.
I’M STARTING A NEW BUSINESS – WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You should get in touch with us as soon as possible. Together we shall discuss about a plan which shall provide you with everything you need in terms of LSH. We’ll be glad to pay you a visit so as to provide you with the consultancy you may require.
Frequently asked questions on emergency cases
Fire fighting and prevention – emergency cases may be one dazzling topic. In case you are not sure if you have any and all information you need so as to create a safe work environment, we have put together some questions and answers which are both brief and concise. They play the part of helping you understand the basic requirements that any business should consider in terms of PSI-SU. Further on, we shall reply to some of the frequently asked questions about fire fighting and prevention – emergency cases.
WHAT DOES PSI-SU STAND FOR?
PSI-SU comes from the Fire Fighting and Prevention – Emergency Cases.
What does the PSI-SU service cover?
The service stipulates the necessity of any given company, from the safety of plugs, the necessity of the existence of extinguishers, it also draws up the necessary documentation, the evacuation plan and it provides training for the relevant employees.
WHAT TYPE OF EXTINGUISHERS DO I NEED?
Subject to your company’s activity field, our company shall draw up a list of the necessary type of extinguishers, the most common one being P6 – powder 6 kg. Other types of such extinguishers are: with water, with chemical foam, with mechanical foam, inherent gas, with dust and carbon dioxide, with fluid chemical substances.
HOW MANY EXTINGUISHERS DO I NEED?
Again subject to your activity field we shall tell you how many such extinguishers you need. The law stipulates that one extinguisher shall be used in every 100 sq. m. Where the fire risk is higher one shall use several such extinguishers.
WHERE IS THE PLACE OF SUCH AN EXTINGUISHER?
In any place of work, the extinguisher shall be placed within maximum 20 m from any possible fire focal point.
WHAT’S AN EMERGENCY CASE?
By any such emergency case on the job, one shall understand the following: killings, armed attack, assault, robbery, serious peace and public order disturbance; desertion; escape; traffic and consumption of drugs; theft; road traffic accident with casualties or people trapped in vehicles; explosion; electrocution; falling from high places, land sliding; severe underground or tube accidents; aviation accidents; train accidents; serious medical issues; fires; floods.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO IN SUCH AN EMERGENCY CASE?
The rules of conduct in case of the occurrence of any such emergency case, for every single one of such emergency cases, are included in a set of instructions, which may be found within the PSI – SU specific documentation.