Navigate the legal jungle

Missing tests and documentation cost time and nerves. It is not uncommon for staff to have to compile documentation in addition to their main job. This utilises valuable resources. If you'd like to spend less time at your desk and more time outside on your biogas plant, we are here for you.

To make your everyday work easier, Schmack Biogas Service GmbH offers the "Fit for purpose" service package. We constantly handle all current legal requirements for biogas plants (44th German Immissions Ordinance – BImSchV; new amendment to the German Fertilisers Regulation – DüV; TRAS 120, etc.) and deal with all legal and bureaucratic tasks for you.

Outsourcing authorities management and test documentation allows you to free up time for your core tasks. We advise on and support you with all aspects of plant safety to ensure the technically reliable and legally compliant operation of your plant.

We take away the strain in the following areas

Biogas plant

Communication with authorities

_  Practical assistance and advice in correspondence with authorities
_  Coordination of interfaces including representing the operator at meetings with authorities
_  Support with all operating procedures and technical advice at hearings
_  Coordination of recurring tests
_  Support with the preparation and revision of legally prescribed plant documentation, e.g. explosion protection documents, plans of zones with potentially explosive atmospheres, operating instruction manuals, risk assessments, etc.

Benefits for you

+  You have a partner by your side with many years of experience and the requisite approvals in all relevant fields.
+  You receive all value added services for your biogas plant from a single source and have only one point of contact.
+  You have legal certainty for the entire service life of the plant.
+  You reduce the administration that you need to carry out for the required inspections.
+  You can work more efficiently.

"Fit for purpose" – for a sustainable future with industrial standards

What the law requires:

Preparation of a risk assessment

Art. 3 German Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV) – determination of the measures required for the safe provision and use of equipment, assessment of the hazards in the workplace and when handling hazardous substances.

Explosion protection document
Art. 6 German Hazardous Substances Ordinance (GefStoffV), Art. 9 German Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV) – determination of explosion hazards as well as definition and implementation of measures to ensure explosion protection when handling biogas. Hazards and measures must be recorded in an explosion protection document.

Regular safety training for employees
Art. 12 German Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV), Art. 12 German Occupational Health and Safety Act (ArbSchG), Art. 14 German Hazardous Substances Ordinance (GefStoffV) – recurring, certified and documented instruction of employees on hazards arising from the working environment and the equipment being used.

Recurring inspection of the biogas plant or equipment
Art. 14 and Art. 16 German Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV) – as plants within the sense of the German Operational Safety Ordinance, biogas plants must be inspected on a recurring basis to verify their safety. The nature, extent and intervals of these inspections should be determined using a risk assessment. Failure to test equipment promptly and failure to produce appropriate documentation is a breach of regulations in accordance with Art. 25 German Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV).

Condition test
Art. 5, 4, 7 German Operational Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV) – equipment must be suitable for the activities being carried out and for the conditions in the workplace. It must be consistent with current engineering standards and satisfy applicable regulations.