Centre for technological safety

The WPK Austria is a recognized centre for technological safety according to the autrianSTZ-VO. In cooperation with the accredited testing and inspection body, we carry out acceptance and regular inspections of work equipment and technical installations as well as safety inspections of sports, play and leisure facilities and advise and support our customers in all aspects of preventive fire protection.

The safety experts of WPK attend to private and public clients in the field of occupational safety and also carry out the required evaluations (workplace, mental stress).

Work equipment and technical installations

In cooperation with the testers of the accredited testing and inspection body of the WPK, we carry out the acceptance tests and recurring tests (at the latest every 15 months) required in accordance with §7 or §8 of the AM-VO for the following work equipment:

  • Cranes (including loading cranes on vehicles)
  • Rail-mounted and non-rail-mounted mobile cranes
  • Other power-operated equipment for lifting loads: e.g. winches, towing devices
  • Lift tables
  • Vehicle lifts
  • Power-operated adaptation ramps (e.g. lifting platforms on cable car platforms)
  • Power operated doors, gates and barriers
  • Doors opening upwards, with a door leaf area exceeding 10m2
  • Material ropeways (which are not covered by the SeilbG 2003)
  • Excavator, wheel loader, forklift for lifting single loads
  • Load suspension devices and slings for loads or work baskets
  • Work equipment for lifting workers
  • Work baskets
  • Mechanical ladders
WPK Austria – recurring tests of work equipment
WPK Austria – recurring tests of work equipment

Sports, play and educational facilities

Safety inspection for compliance with the legal and normative requirements of the following plants:

  • Playgrounds and play equipment
  • Sports and gymnasiums
  • climbing walls, skate and fun parks
  • School and projection boards
  • Water slides and diving towers
WPK Austria – playground inspection
WPK Austria – playground inspection

Fire protection

In the field of preventive and technical fire protection of buildings, facilities and persons, WPK Austria with its experts as an accredited inspection body and as a safety engineering centre can offer a wide range of services for commercial and public clients (e.g. municipal administrations).

Preventive fire protection

The measures of preventive fire protection are regulated and prescribed in Austria in various technical specifications such as the Technical Guidelines for Preventive Fire Protection (TRVB), the OIB guidelines or the Arbeitsstättenverordnung (AStV).

The WPK Austria centre for technologocal safety offers the following services:

  • Assumption of tasks as a fire protection officer
  • Carrying out fire protection inspections
  • Preparation of fire protection concepts and fire protection plans
  • Carrying out fire protection instructions

Acceptance tests and periodic inspections

As an accredited inspection body, we carry out the following inspections of fire alarm systems (BMA) in accordance with TRVB 123 S:

  • Acceptance tests (new construction, conversion, extension)
  • Recurring inspections (revisions)


According to SeilbG 2003, the construction of new cableways or the reconstruction of existing ones requires the preparation of an expert report for the fire protection department. In addition, according to §51 SeilbG 2003, cableways and surface lifts must be inspected every 5 years with regard to preventive fire protection. As an accredited inspection body, we offer the following services:

  • Fire protection analysis
  • Preparation of fire protection reports for new constructions and conversions
  • Support of the responsible supervisory authorities during the approval process
  • Carrying out periodic fire protection inspections
WPK Austria – inspection of fire alarm system
WPK Austria – fire protection instruction

Safety expert

The WPK's trained safety experts advise companies in the field of occupational safety and humane work design and support employers in implementing and complying with legal requirements.

Our customers include both small businesses and large companies with well over 50 employees, where appropriate preventive inspections are carried out several times a year, in each case together with an occupational physician.

Workplace evaluation

The safety experts of the WPK support and advise companies in workplace evaluation, i.e. in recording and evaluating the risks to employees in their respective work areas. In addition, the WPK naturally also provides support in defining measures against the identified hazards and in documenting the process in the so-called safety and health protection documents (SiGe documents).