If you speak of the TÜV – most Germans think first of their car. The TÜV examiner is the one who looks for the brakes, that the underbody does not rust and the exhaust emissions are correct. Every two years, up to 150 checkpoints are checked within 30 minutes during the main inspection to ensure road safety and environmental protection. Although the TÜV today no longer has a monopoly on these controls: The vernacular continues to speak of the “TÜV sticker” for his car.
What few people know: TÜV NORD alone has 10,000 employees who care more than just cars. Everywhere where safety must be ensured, the TÜV inspectors are at work – both in Hamburg, as well as in other cities around the world.
How does it work? shows what different tasks the technical monitoring association performs. We accompany his TÜV examiners to striking places in the Hanseatic city and are there when they check on the DOM, whether all screws of the Ferris wheel are safe, the bow of the roller coaster properly closes and the steps on the children’s carousel have the right height. At the playground, we check that the wood of the equipment is stable, that the sand has the right grain size, and that the bushes on the edge are not poisonous. The list of safety regulations and standards is long, but only so the TÜV can guarantee the Hamburgers a safe romp and a worry-free everyday.