Adaptation of the risk assessment and FFP2 masks

Under current regulations, supervisors are obliged to carry out risk assessments for the activities of their employees at the university. The background to this measure is to ensure health protection if the presence of employees is absolutely necessary on site during a pandemic.

The form "Risk assessment for the continuation of university operations during a pandemic until the official declaration of termination (2020 - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2)", which applies to Kiel University, was adapted on 28 January 2021. This was done on the basis of the newly enacted SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance and is available on the pages of the Safety Engineer's Office.

New regulations include the use of a mouth-nose protection at the workplace as an individual protective measure, e.g. in case of non-compliance with the minimum distance of 1.5m. Technical and organisational protective measures, such as separating workplaces or shift work, are to be examined in any case and are to be preferred to the use of mouth-nose protection. Mouth-nose protection in the sense of the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance includes medical masks (surgical masks) and respirators (FFP2 masks). More information on mouth-nose protection can be found at the Safety Engineer's Office.

Supervisors register the need for mouth-nose protection for their employees via the risk assessment. They then receive the required quantity of mouth-nose protection via the form in the risk assessment. 

The regulation on mouth-nose protection applies in addition to the general regulation of the university, which prescribes simple masks on all interior traffic areas as well as in the immediate outdoor area of the university buildings. CAU employees can obtain simple masks from the CAU facility management.