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Hazard and Risk Prevention Plan Review for Manufacturing

Purpose

  • The aim of this program is to review and test the hazard and risk prevention plans submitted by businesses or workplaces that are either prone to accidents and injuries, intend to install/relocate certain hazardous equipment, or plan to modify major features of safety structures, so as to help them eliminate hazards and risks and ensure safety.

Features

  • Handling, Review, and Testing
  • Handling
  • - Pursuant to Paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 42.1 of the Act, subject businesses and workplaces are to submit their hazard and risk prevention plans as part of their requests for civil services.
  • Review
  • - Review committee: Each committee is to include at least two members drawn internally (with external members* added if necessary), with the most or more senior/superior of the members appointed as the senior reviewer.
  • - Review process: The review may take place either in a designated area in the service agency (in case the representative of the applicant business has brought required documents in person) or on the site of the applicant business if necessary.*
  • - Result: The review committee renders its decision, with the senior reviewer presiding over the review. The applicant is to be notified in 15 working days following the submission of the plan.
  • ※ Partial/full acceptance: To be communicated directly to the owner of the applicant business.
  • ※ Rejection: To be communicated to the owner of the applicant business, the head of the local labor authority and the head of the local government (or of the department that issued the permit for the applicant’s business).
  • Testing
  • - Testing committee*: The confirmation committee is to consist of at least on internally drawn member. Where the submitted plan concerns the installation or relocation of hazardous equipment, the committee must consist of at least two or more members.
  • - Scheduling: The testing schedule should be determined and made part of the test-run period. The schedule must be signed and confirmed by the testing committee, and delivered to the applicant business in written form (“Upcoming Test Notice”) seven days prior to testing.
  • - Result: Testing results are to be determined according to predefined criteria, and the applicant is to be notified thereof in five working days following the test.
  • ※ Partial/full acceptance: To be communicated directly to the owner of the applicant business.
  • ※ Corrective actions required (rejection): To be communicated to the owner of the applicant business and the head of the local labor authority.
  • ※ The action(s) required should be taken in 10 days. Where it is impossible to implement the action(s) required, the business owner may apply for an extension of up to another 10 days.
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