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Safety and Quality Management Services

The core task of the Technical Safety and Quality Management is to support the independent actions of the companies and at the same time strengthen the competence of the technical self-administration of public gas and water supply

In Europe, there is a growing awareness that a safe and healthy working environment is a basic prerequisite for business success. And companies face growing responsibilities. As a result of the steadily increasing economic pressure on the gas and water sectors, there is a risk that skills may be lost, especially in technical fields. In the gas and water industry, well-structured technical safety management (TSM) and quality management (QM) systems can help to resolve these issues. DVGW supports all companies in the introduction of such management systems and offers services focusing on accident prevention especially for small and medium-sized companies.
In Europe, there is a growing awareness that a safe and healthy working environment is a basic prerequisite for business success. And companies face growing responsibilities. As a result of the steadily increasing economic pressure on the gas and water sectors, there is a risk that skills may be lost, especially in technical fields. In the gas and water industry, well-structured technical safety management (TSM) and quality management (QM) systems can help to resolve these issues. DVGW supports all companies in the introduction of such management systems and offers services focusing on accident prevention especially for small and medium-sized companies.
About TSM

DVGW's Technical Safety Management provides an industry-specific solution for achieving and checking organisational safety. The TSM was developed specifically to ensure proper gas and water supply and is therefore the means of choice if a utility company wants to minimise its liability risks with regard to its organisational structure and process organisation and to consolidate the security of action for employees and managers. In addition, the TSM is an instrument to be used at a manageable cost, which supports the introduction with determination of the status quo, identification of fields of action and self-assessment of the companies by using the questions from the TSM guidelines of the DVGW.

TSM certificates; status 2016 © DVGW

The specifications of the DVGW Set of Rules form the basis for the voluntary system to support autonomous action and at the same time strengthen the competence of the technical self-government in Germany. The specifications are defined in DVGW rules and standards and reflect, among other things, the legal requirements with regard to organisation, plant safety, environmental protection and occupational safety. With the introduction of a TSM, possible deficits in the organization should be systematically identified and eliminated. The implementation of the guidelines contributes to the creation of transparent structures, increased security against organisational fault and compliance with qualification requirements. Effort and benefit are in appropriate proportion to each other.

Up-to-date list of all German TSM-approved companies in the fields of gas, water, electricity and waste water (in German)

The DVGW health and safety portfolio

The DVGW health and safety portfolio includes:

  • Inspection of plants and equipment
  • Support for the implementation of employee briefing requirements
  • In-house training on health and safety topics such as working on live components, load securing or the handling of hazardous materials

As these services are integrated in the DVGW portfolio, member companies can rely on high-quality support in line with the specific needs of their sectors.

Execution of TSM test procedures
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  • TSM/Technical Safety Management
  • for utility companies
  • for industry and trade
  • The TSM system is steadily being extended to new sectors including biogas or natural gas in industrial systems
to DVGW S&C GmbH website (in German only!)