Mistakes are the responsibility of the management

Lawyer Hartmut Hardt explains why it's important to know your operator responsibilities.

A company’s management is responsible for compliance with rules, regulations and laws. These parameters can be very extensive, which is why the concept of ‘operator responsibility management’ has evolved. For small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, it can often be helpful to seek external assistance, be it to develop check and control concepts, for recommendations for action or for implementation assistance. Then there is the latest information on new operator responsibilities, the analysis of contracts, advice from external partner lawyers and the offer of regular safety audits.