The most important types of records which have to be kept in accordance with the Labour Protection Act (ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz, ASchG), are listed below:
- Findings of the risk assessment at work (workstation evaluation) have to be recorded in the safety and health documentation (see Documentation).
- Accidents or near-accidents (near-misses), i.e. fatal accidents and accidents causing absence from work for more than three working days. These records must be submitted to the competent accident insurance institution within a period of five days. In addition, all incidents that could have led to a severe accident must also be recorded.
- The records concerning work equipment that has to be tested (see Testing and Maintenance) must be kept until the respective work equipment is taken out of use.
- The records of the required aptitude tests and follow-up checks have to be kept until the respective employee leaves the company, whereupon these data have to be submitted to AUVA.
- When workers are exposed to noise that impairs their hearing, i.e. exposure to a noise level of more than 85 decibels (A).
- When hazardous work substances are handled, i.e. if workers are exposed to carcinogenic, mutagenic, biological agents or substances that are toxic as regards reproduction (of group 3 or 4).
- When specific skills are required as stipulated by the Regulation relating to the Proof of Technical Knowledge (Fachkenntnisnachweis-Verordnung, FK-V), such as the operation of cranes, diving, blasting operations or driving fork-lifts.
- Prevention experts have to keep records on their activities and their service time.