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Schleswig-Holstein

Request deviation from regulations on night work hours

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Are you planning longer night work hours for your employees? Then you can have these approved under certain conditions at the locally responsible office for occupational health and safety.

You need a permit from the locally competent authority for occupational health and safety if you want to work longer hours at night in your company.

Permission for longer night work is provided by law for:

  • Shift work
  • construction and assembly sites
  • seasonal and campaign operations, if the increase in working hours is compensated for by a reduction in working hours on other days

Maximum limits apply to certain exceptions.


Process flow

You apply for the permit in writing using the following steps:

  • You submit an appropriate application to the Office of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • You submit all documents required for a decision on your application.
  • The responsible authority checks the documents for completeness and, if necessary, requests additional documents.
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will receive a corresponding approval notice.
  • If you do not meet the requirements, you will receive a rejection notice.
  • You will receive a fee notice.
Who should I contact?

To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord.

Requirements
  • Working hours may not exceed 48 hours per week on average over 6 calendar months or 24 weeks.
What are the fees?

The exact costs will be determined after the approval and depend on the number of employees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

Depending on the examination effort (usually a few weeks after submission of the complete documents).

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal: An appeal against the decision can be lodged with the local occupational health and safety authority within one month of notification.
  • An unsuccessful appeal is subject to a fee.
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

02.08.2022

Teaser

Are you planning longer night work hours for your employees? Then you can have these approved under certain conditions at the locally responsible office for occupational health and safety.

Process flow

You apply for the permit in writing using the following steps:

  • You submit an appropriate application to the Office of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • You submit all documents required for a decision on your application.
  • The responsible authority checks the documents for completeness and, if necessary, requests additional documents.
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will receive a corresponding approval notice.
  • If you do not meet the requirements, you will receive a rejection notice.
  • You will receive a fee notice.

Who should I contact?

To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord.

Requirements

  • Working hours may not exceed 48 hours per week on average over 6 calendar months or 24 weeks.

What are the fees?

The exact costs will be determined after the approval and depend on the number of employees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

Depending on the examination effort (usually a few weeks after submission of the complete documents).

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal: An appeal against the decision can be lodged with the local occupational health and safety authority within one month of notification.
  • An unsuccessful appeal is subject to a fee.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

02.08.2022

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