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What does an external fire safety officer do?

The tasks of an (external) fire protection officer are manifold. Fire protection officers are appointed in writing by the company, taking into account the Works Constitution Act or the Staff Representation Act. The areas of responsibility and tasks of an external fire protection officer are defined as part of this appointment. The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) provides in the DGUV Information 205-003 “Tasks, Qualification, Training and Appointment of Fire Protection Officers” from December 2020 these 26 tasks that a fire protection officer should take over:

Conducting internal fire safety inspections
Check that escape and rescue plans, fire department plans, alarm plans, etc.
Reporting defects and taking measures to eliminate them
Check that specified fire protection measures are complied with
Checking the safety markings for fire protection equipment and for the escape and rescue routes
Assist managers with regular training of employees
Advise on equipping workplaces with fire extinguishing equipment and selection of extinguishing agents based on fire classes
Documenting fire protection activities: inspection reports, defect reports, and annual report
Testing of storage and/or facilities for storage of flammable liquids, gases, etc.
Monitoring the usability of escape and rescue routes
Participate in assessments of fire hazards at workplaces
Assist in the updating of operating instructions
Support during evacuation exercises
Participation in compliance with fire protection regulations for new buildings, conversions and extensions
Participate in official fire inspections
Support in discussions with the authorities
Participation in the determination of substitute measures of fire protection facilities
Opinion on investment decisions that affect fire protection issues at the site

How we work as your external fire protection officer

Initial consultation

As an external fire protection officer, we are your contact for all topics relating to fire protection in your company. Give us a call! We will be happy to advise you free of charge to determine your specific needs in the area of fire protection.

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On site support

During on-site inspections, we ensure that the relevant legal regulations on fire protection are complied with. We identify sources of danger and establish proposals for their elimination. In this way, we ensure that all parties involved implement the fire protection requirements in compliance with the regulations.

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Complete documentation

We keep fire protection records of all activities. We send these to you after the inspection. As your external fire protection representative, we are also responsible for the establishment of the annual report.

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Our advantages

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Transparent Package Prices

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Digital Platform (PSC)

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Germany-wide Support

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Experienced Team of Specialists

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Comprehensive Service Portfolio

All information one place - our PSC

With the clear dashboard of the compliance platform, you always have an overview of the processing status. You can set deadlines and assign tasks to specific contacts. All data and documents come together here. When visiting the authorities, all documents can be handed over easily and there are no delays. You can save time and nerves. Even if a new contact person comes along, no data can be lost.

Always close to you

On site at your company

We are active throughout Germany and come where you need us:

To your company.

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Service across Germany

We look after customers in the regions of Bremen, Stuttgart, München, Mannheim, Leipzig, Köln, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Berlin, among others.

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We bring safety into your fire protection officer

Frank Czychon
Paul Röhling
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Your fire protection officers

ProSafeCon brings safety to your company when it comes to fire protection. Paul Röhling and Frank Czychn are your competent contact persons. They have been a fire protection officer and volunteer firefighters for many years.

Thats what our customers say

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Marc Schlutz
Managing Director SETOLITE Lichttechnik GmbH
Our employees were enthusiastic: ProSafeCon's training courses are very practice-oriented, so that what is learned can be applied directly.
External fire protection officer | ProSafeCon
Nicole Jung-Dellori
DellCon – mobility solutions
From day one, the ProSafeCon employees provide high-quality support. We are delighted with the customer service and would choose ProSafeCon again and again.
External fire protection officer | ProSafeCon
Sercan Karabulu
Plant manager byrd technologies GmbH
The training from ProSafeCon immediately helped us to set up internal processes to handle dangerous goods in a safe and caring manner. In addition, the team is always available for questions and is extremely competent!
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Stefanie Schmidt
Assistant to the managementof Labor Staber
With ProSafeCon we have a reliable and competent partner who supports and relieves us at many locations.
External fire protection officer | ProSafeCon
Andrew Vogele
Warehouse Manager Bikebox Ltd.
ProSafeCon provides us with uncomplicated and extremely competent support for all our questions on the subject of lithium batteries in e-bikes.
External fire protection officer | ProSafeCon
Christos Naskos
Head of Research & Development (R&D) Fr. Ant. Niedermayr GmbH & Co. KG
The cooperation with the company ProSafeCon runs smoothly. We can only recommend.
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Tobias Pisall
Managing Director at TRANS AURIGA GmbH
With ProSafeCon we have found a partner who communicates the dangerous goods specifications in an understandable way. The cooperation works very well - both offline and online!

Prices external fire safety officer

Basic Safety Support from*
€82 / monthly
  • All travel expenses included
  • Appointment as fire protection officer
  • On-site inspections
  • Establishment of the inspection protocols
  • Fire Safety Briefing (In-person & Digital)
  • Preparation of the annual report
  • Consultation for individual questions by mail and phone
  • Utilization of the Compliance Platform PSC
  • Personalized Consultation

All prices are exclusive of VAT.
* Depending on the area to be serviced

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FAQ
External fire protection officer

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When do I need a fire protection officer as a company? Or when do I have an obligation to appoint a fire safety officer?

In Germany, there is no general obligation to appoint a fire protection officer. Employers appoint fire protection officers out of self-interest, due to insurance requirements or legal regulations. Contact us, we will be happy to check what your company is legally obliged to do in terms of fire protection.

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Tasks and dutie of xternal fire safety officers

The fire protection officer is part of the company’s fire protection organization. The role is primarily that of a central contact person for all fire protection issues in a company. The specific requirements that both an internal and an external fire safety officer must fulfill in his or her role are derived from the following laws and guidelines, among others:

- §§ 10, 13 (2) Occupational Health and Safety Act (ArbSchG)

- ASR A2.2

- § 22 DGUV regulation 1

- DGUV Information 205-003

- vfdb-Richtlinie 12-09-01:2014-08

- VdS 3111

In addition, the German Occupational Health and Safety Act (ArbSchG, § 5) contains requirements for the appointment of an (external) fire safety officer.

Employers must comply with the obligation to identify hazards. These also include fire protection.

If a risk assessment identifies an increased fire risk at one or more workplaces, appropriate recommendations are made at the end of the process. Even if no immediate fines are levied, you may face difficult negotiations with insurers in the event of a claim.

The Technical Rules for Workplaces (ASR A2.2) of the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offer clues as to which companies are particularly affected.

3

What does an external fire safety officer do?

The tasks of an (external) fire protection officer are manifold. Fire protection officers are appointed in writing by the company, taking into account the Works Constitution Act or the Staff Representation Act. The areas of responsibility and tasks of an external fire protection officer are defined as part of this appointment. The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) provides in the DGUV Information 205-003 “Tasks, Qualification, Training and Appointment of Fire Protection Officers” from December 2020 these 26 tasks that a fire protection officer should take over:

- Conduct internal fire safety inspections

- Checking that escape and rescue plans, fire department plans, alarm plans, etc.

- Reporting deficiencies and taking measures to eliminate them

- Checking that specified fire protection measures are adhered to

- Checking safety markings for fire protection equipment and for escape and rescue routes

- Supporting managers in the regular training of employees

- Advise on equipping workplaces with fire extinguishing equipment and selecting extinguishing agents on the basis of fire classes

- Documenting fire safety activities

- Inspect storage and/or facilities for storage of flammable liquids, gases, etc.

- Participate in the implementation of the fire protection concept

- Monitoring the usability of escape and rescue routes

- Assist in fire hazard assessments at workplaces

- Assist in updating operating instructions

- Supporting evacuation drills

- Helping to ensure compliance with fire protection regulations for new buildings, conversions and extensions

- Participate in official fire inspections

- Supporting discussions with the authorities

- Participation in the determination of replacement measures for fire protection equipment

- Commenting on investment decisions that affect fire protection issues at the site

- Documenting fire protection activities, e.g. inspection reports, test reports, defect reports or annual report

Employers appoint external fire safety officers out of self-interest, due to insurance requirements or legal regulations. As a general rule, a fire safety officer must be appointed in writing. A verbal agreement between employer and employee has no official validity.

4

Is an annual report required?

An annual report in the area of fire protection is not mandatory, but can be seen as an accountability report to the management. From this report, the management can see the current status of fire protection, the measures carried out and the inspections, training and controls. The report can also be used to estimate future investments in fire protection.

5

What is the cost of an external fire safety officer?

We offer the support as an external fire protection officer from € 940,– per year for companies. We would be happy to make you an individual offer if your company is larger. Simply get in touch with us.

6

What is a fire safety officer?

The dangerous goods safety advisor, also known as the safety advisor, is the person responsible for advising and training the company on all matters relating to dangerous goods legislation. According to the law, every company involved in the transport of dangerous goods is therefore obliged to appoint a dangerous goods safety advisor.

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What are the advantages of an external fire protection officer?

With an external fire safety officer, you do not have to burden internal employees with additional non-specialist tasks. Furthermore, the costs for the fire protection officer can be assigned to a clear cost center. In addition, an external solution avoids operational blindness.

8

Are you active throughout Germany?

Yes, we are active throughout Germany and will visit you at your company.
9

Does the appointment of a fire safety officer require notification to the licensing authority?

Where fire safety officers are required by law or by regulatory requirements, their names and any change shall be reported to the appropriate approving authority, e.g., the fire protection service, upon request.

10

How is the fire safety officer appointed?

The appointment of a fire protection officer must be made in writing by the employer, taking into account the Works Constitution Act and the Staff Representation Act. In this appointment, the area of responsibility, the tasks and the general conditions must be defined and specified.