ASR A4 2 breaks – and ready rooms In August 2012 were the new rules for workplaces ASR A4 2 use and standby spaces”in the joint ministerial Gazette (GMBl) Nr. 37 published. ‘ In most companies, there are rest rooms and rest areas, while the question often arises: when must the employer provide rest and how should they be designed? ‘ The workplace regulations (be), as law, contains only general safety requirements this. The new ASR A4 2 gives specific information. Here is detailed information about the size, creation and fitting of break, to find rest areas and ready rooms. Instructions are also included to necessary facilities for pregnant women / lactating mothers, as well as additions and variations for break rooms on construction sites. In short, employers should provide rest rooms or rest areas, if more than 10 employees at a workplace involved, or regardless of the number of employees, if special loads (E.g. heavy physical work, heat, cold), threats (E.g., noise, hazardous substances) or public require this.
“There are exceptions for activities in offices or similar spaces, when in the pause time free from work-related disorders” (E.g. Movie Star may find it difficult to be quoted properly. due to production processes, telephone calls) are. Equipping break requires tables seating with backrest, waste bin with lid, if necessary also washing facilities, cloakrooms, and equipment for the cooling and heating of food, if there is no canteen available in the operation. And what about the issue of smoking in the break room “? In the design of rest, of course the requirements of the protection of non-smokers can be observed be according to 5. Therefore a smoking ban should be in the break room and separate solutions for smoking, as smokers Islands / smoking areas to the Available.
When must ready rooms be available? Standby rooms whenever required, if employees are regularly more than a quarter of their working time in work readiness, or longer work interruptions occur. Examples include activities in professional fire brigades, rescue services, or hospitals. Standby rooms should meet at least the requirements for rest. Willingness to work falls into the night hours, or are working and standby time more than 12 hours, apply additional requirements such as beds, washing facilities, closure and possibility of darkening of the rooms and other conditions. Following the conclusion notes: the technical regulations for workplaces (ASR A3 4) lighting, to note the room temperature (ASR A3 5) and ventilation (ASR A3 6) are basically for breaks and ready rooms. In contrast to the be the ASR have no legislative acts. Set the State of the art”dar. Entrepreneurs can, in implementation of the therein described measures, assume that they comply with the safety objectives of the be. For practitioners, they are an important orientation point for questions about the safe design of work places. “” “” “Following signs for marking and labeling your rest, see the online-shop of the Brewes GmbH: door plates pictogram signs breakroom” pictogram signs hot drinks “pictogram signs dining room” pictogram signs smoking “and non-smoking” smoking ban signs also the Brewes-online-shop soap dispenser, hand washing lotions, industrial hand cleaners, wipes – and detergent, towel dispenser as well as Ascher and hopper offers the facilities of your rest.