Demolition and remediation work on weakly bonded asbestos products; application for approval as a specialist company

Demolition and remediation work on weakly bound asbestos products may only be carried out by specialist companies that have been approved by the competent authority to carry out this work.

Description

If you want to carry out demolition and renovation work with weakly bonded asbestos, you need an approval for these activities for your company. According to number 3.1 of the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS) 519, the only exceptions are activities that use low-emission processes according to number 2.9 of TRGS 519.

The approval is issued on application by the trade supervisory office responsible for you. The application must be accompanied by proof of sufficient personnel and safety equipment (see requirements).

Prerequisites

Approval can only be granted if the applicant can provide evidence of sufficient personnel and safety equipment.

The personnel equipment includes the following proofs:

  • Determination of a competent responsible person as well as a competent representative according to No. 5.1 of TRGS 519 (requirements of expertise see No. 2.7 of TRGS 519).
  • Written assignment of the supervisor(s) in accordance with No. 5.2 of TRGS 519 (for requirements regarding expertise and qualification, see No. 2.7 of TRGS 519).
  • Employment of a sufficient number of skilled workers who are able to carry out the work properly and safely as well as to operate and monitor the required safety equipment.

The safety equipment includes the following equipment described below, which is to be used on the construction site or kept ready for operation at the depot:

1. demolition and renovation work on sprayed asbestos

  • Partitioning
  • Marking of the working area
  • Air conditioning system (RLT with negative pressure monitoring)
  • Measuring device for negative pressure maintenance and recording/recorder
  • Personnel decontamination system; four chambers
  • Sanitary/washing facilities on site
  • Material decontamination plant; at least two chambers
  • Packaging material for asbestos-containing materials (labelling in accordance with Annex 2 of TRGS 519)
  • If necessary, containers for the collection of asbestos-contaminated reusable protective or work clothing with labelling in accordance with Annex 2 of TRGS 519
  • Waste water collection tank, if necessary waste water filter system
  • Low-pressure spraying device
  • Industrial vacuum cleaner/dust extractor in accordance with Annex 7.1 of TRGS 519
  • High-performance vacuum cleaner HVG
  • Equipment cleaning facilities in the company yard (company headquarters)
  • Radiotelephones

2. demolition and remediation work on weakly bonded asbestos products - without sprayed asbestos

  • Partitioning
  • Marking of the working area
  • Ventilation system (RLT with negative pressure monitoring)
  • Measuring device for negative pressure maintenance and recording/recorder
  • Personnel decontamination system; at least three chambers
  • Material decontamination system; at least two chambers
  • Sanitary/washing facilities on site
  • Packaging material for asbestos-containing materials (labelling in accordance with Annex 2 of TRGS 519)
  • If necessary, containers for the collection of asbestos-contaminated reusable protective or work clothing with labelling in accordance with Annex 2 of TRGS 519
  • Waste water collection tank, if necessary waste water filter system
  • Low-pressure spraying device
  • Industrial vacuum cleaner/dust extractor in accordance with Annex 7.1 of TRGS 519
  • Equipment cleaning facilities in the company yard (company headquarters)
  • Radiotelephones

3. demolition and remediation work on a small scale on weakly bound asbestos products in interior rooms

  • Partitioning/film door
  • Marking of the work area
  • Ventilation system/air extractor; for small rooms: use of a suitable industrial vacuum cleaner/dust extractor in accordance with Annex 7.1 of TRGS 519 (in accordance with Number 14.4 Paragraph 3 of TRGS 519, an eightfold air exchange per hour must be ensured)
  • Personnel decontamination facility
  • Sanitary/washing facilities on site
  • Material decontamination plant
  • Packaging material for materials containing asbestos (labelling in accordance with Annex 2 of TRGS 519)
  • Containers for the collection of asbestos-contaminated reusable protective or work clothing with labelling in accordance with Annex 2 of TRGS 519
  • Low pressure sprayer
  • Industrial vacuum cleaner/dust extractor in accordance with Annex 7.1 of TRGS 519
  • Facilities for cleaning equipment in the company yard (company headquarters)

Compulsory occupational health screening in accordance with the Ordinance on Occupational Health Screening must have been carried out before the start of work for all employees who carry out activities with materials containing asbestos.

Note: It is at the discretion of the competent authority to have the applicant provide evidence of the compulsory occupational health screening carried out for all employees.

Procedure

The application for approval as a specialist company in accordance with the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV), Annex I No. 2.4.2 Paragraph 4 for demolition and renovation work on weakly bonded asbestos products must be submitted to the trade supervisory office responsible for the company's registered office.

Special notes

Approval as a specialist company may be granted for a limited period in justified individual cases.

Deadlines

Approval as a specialist company must have been granted by the trade supervisory office responsible for the company's registered office before the start of the activities.

Processing time

usually 1 week to 1 month

Required documents

  • Copies of the certificates on the successful participation of the experts employed in the company in officially recognised expert courses or proof of qualification in accordance with Annex 10 of TRGS 519.

    (Expertise according to Annex 3 and Annex 4 of TRGS 519 as well as qualification according to Annex 10 of TRGS 519)

  • if applicable, confirmation of the possibility of renting/loaning in terms of the equipment list
  • Operating instructions
  • Sample work plans
  • Test results of ventilation systems
  • References about refurbished buildings / facilities
  • evidence of the practical experience of supervisors
  • Business registration
  • Extract from the entry at the registry court in which the managing persons are named
  • Evidence of occupational health screening of the remediation specialists

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

Fees

  • Depending on the administrative effort, from EUR 100 to EUR 2,500 (framework fee according to the Schedule of Costs to the Costs Act). Typically, fees of between EUR 300 and EUR 400 are incurred.

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

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Status: 22.06.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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