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10 years duty to maintain safety on premises: the anniversary conference will be celebrated on November 21st and 22nd, 2017

The European Educational Centre (EBZ) will hold a conference on safety on (residential) premises in November 2017. Exactly 10 years ago, November 2007, the first meeting of experts on safety issues concerning residential buildings took place. In retrospect: Has the safety awareness changed significantly in the pastr decade? Where do we stand today, when it comes to safe living in our homes?


The legal duty to maintain safety on premises is a topic no residential company is enthused about. Safety precautions and remedial work cost money, sometimes a whole lot of money. The number of cases where a member of the executive board of the housing company was found guilty or accountable for his or her negligence to install or carry out necessary safety measures is scarce.

And still, the climate goes wild. The centuy storm Kyrill devastated many houses in North Rhine-Westfalia and the last flood damaged the substance of many residental buildings as wel. Spar- und Bauverein Dortmund and KSG GmbH aus Hannover will give an report on how they deal with new and old risks for their tenants and residents coming from the climate change and other external factors. The professoren Dr. jur. Jürgen Keßler and Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Bogenstätter, who deal with those topics for many years  – legally und technologically – will give an outlook what is yet to come - from courts, authorities and insurance firms rejecting damage regulation.

The conference will begin with a workshop held by EBZ-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Raschper, who will discuss the conflict potential of risk assessment and risk management and cost pressure.

Topic: conference Verkehrssicherungspflichten (duty to maintain safety on premises)
Location: Hotel Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Karl-Arnold-Platz 5, 40474 Düsseldorf
Date: 21./22. November 2017
Contact: Christian Kesselring, EBZ, Tel. 0234-9447-575,

GAS-Control and WATERcontrol as main sponsors will be present at the conference and deliver brandnew information on the upcoming changes oft German Drinking WATER Directive.  You will be rewarded if you come to our booth. We invite you Daher laden wir Sie hiermit ganz herzlich ein, unsere gemeinsam mit dem EBZ ausgerichtete Veranstaltung zu besuchen:

The Infoflyer can be downloades here.

Flyer EBZ-Conference Duty to maintain safety

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