As of 20 April 2019, employers and the competent authorities (i.e. the state labour safety authority) are required to follow the revised procedure for the issue of permits for the operation of hazardous machinery and performance of hazardous types of work. A permit is issued by the State Labour Safety Authority (GosTrud) or its territorial branches.
Safety of processes
As of 10 April 2018, organisations operating industrial (production) equipment are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules.
The rules define “industrial (production) equipment” as any machine, apparatus, instrument, device or equipment used in the performance of works, manufacturing products, services, including machinery, machinery and major hazard equipment/installations.
As of 30 January 2018, facilities where works involving mechanical cleaning of spare parts are being performed are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules. These Rules set out requirements for the performance of works involving mechanical cleaning of spare parts with the use of shot blasting, sandblasting and hydro-sandblasting, as well as cleaning of spare parts in tumbling drums.
As of 15 March 2018, organisations operating underground gas storage facilities are required to comply with the adopted safety rules. The rules contain requirements aimed at ensuring industrial safety, preventing accidents at hazardous industrial facilities operating underground gas storage facilities (HIF UGSF), where dangerous substances are produced, used, stored, transported, including those capable of forming explosive mixtures.
As of 21 March 2018, facilities operating infield pipelines are required to comply with the adopted industrial safety rules.
The rules impose requirements aimed at ensuring industrial safety, preventing accidents and incidents at major hazard facilities during the operation of infield pipelines of oil, gas and gas condensate fields, including reservoir pressure maintenance system pipelines.
As of 6 September 2017, all organisations operating buildings or structures and/or using flammable substances or electrical equipment or those that own or operate any fire fighting equipment are required to comply with the provisions of Technical Regulation (TR) “General Fire Safety Requirements”.
The TR requires facilities to implement the following measures:
According to the published draft law, organisations that perform assembly, disassembly, operation (service and repair) of lifts, lifting platforms for disabled persons, passenger conveyors and escalators (except escalators used in the underground system) would have to submit notifications to the authorities on the mentioned activities. The notifications must be submitted within 6 months from the date when the draft law enters into force.