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Apply for recognition for radon measurements in the workplace

Description

The Radiation Protection Act regulates at which workplaces in Germany the radon concentration must be measured. Such an obligation exists in radon precautionary areas at workplaces in basements or first floors as well as nationwide in work areas already known to have elevated radon concentrations, such as waterworks, mines or radon healing tunnels. The responsible state authorities can also order measurements at other workplaces.

Providers who wish to carry out the legally required radon concentration measurements at these workplaces must be recognized by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). Recognition serves to ensure the quality of the measurements

The documents and evidence submitted together with the application for recognition are checked by the BfS. If the requirements are met, the provider is recognized. Recognition is subject to a fee and is valid for an unlimited period. However, it can be revoked or withdrawn if the requirements are no longer met. Recognition is not transferable.

  • You have suitable measuring devices.
  • You have suitable equipment and procedures for evaluation.
  • You have a suitable quality assurance system.
  • You participate in quality assurance measures by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.
  • Information on devices and technical quality assurance measures
  • Information on the procedures used and on organizational quality assurance measures
  • Proof of organizational and technical competence

If you are already accredited in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for the procedure for measuring the radon-222 activity concentration indoors or for parts of this procedure:

  • Copy of the accreditation certificate including scope of accreditation and
  • Documentation of the quality management system

Further information on the required documents can be found on the website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Please also take the opportunity of a preliminary discussion to clarify the documents required for you.

Costs are also due if the application is withdrawn or rejected.

The notice of recognition is valid indefinitely.

  • Appeal. You can find out how to lodge an objection in the notification.

You can apply online or by e-mail to the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) for recognition as a body for measuring radon activity concentrations at workplaces. You should clarify in a preliminary discussion with the BfS whether there are any possible reasons that could prevent recognition.

Apply online:

  • Go to the website of the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and call up the online application.
    • Note: To submit the application online, you need an ELSTER My Business account.
  • Complete the electronic application form in full. The online application will guide you step by step through the information and documents required.
  • Upload the required documents as a file (PDF, DOC, JPG, PNG, maximum 10 megabytes per file). The form will show you whether the attachments are complete.
  • Send the application electronically.
  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt.
  • The BfS will check the submitted documents and contact you if there are any queries or additional requirements. You will be granted a period of 4 weeks to answer any queries or submit additional documents. Once your application has been completed, the BfS will continue the examination.
  • The BfS will send you
    • a notice of recognition as a body for the measurement of radon activity concentration at the workplace in accordance with Paragraph 155(4) of the Radiation Protection Ordinance or a notice of rejection
    • a notification of costs.
  • Pay the costs.
  • The BfS will publish your recognition on its website. Submit your application by e-mail:
  • Go to the BfS website and download the "Application for recognition as a body for measuring the radon-222 activity concentration in the air at indoor workplaces".
  • Print out the application form and complete it in full.
  • Sign the application and scan it.
  • Send your application with all required documents to the BfS by e-mail.
  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt.
  • The BfS will check the documents submitted and contact you if there are any queries or additional requirements. You will be granted a period of 4 weeks to answer any queries or submit additional documents. Once your application has been completed, the BfS will continue the examination.
  • The BfS will send you
    • a notice of recognition as a body for the measurement of radon activity concentration at the workplace in accordance with Section 155 (4) of the Radiation Protection Ordinance or a notice of rejection
    • a notification of costs.
  • Pay the costs.
  • The BfS will publish your approval on its website.

If your application is rejected, you can submit a new application as soon as the requirements are met.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

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