Specialised agencies

Civil Aviation Safety Office CASO

Responsibility for controlling in aviation safety is assigned by DETEC to the Civil Aviation Safety Officer (CASO). The CASO advises the Department on all matters relating to aviation safety policy and exercises controlling over the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).

Reporting Office for Just Culture in Civil Aviation ROJCA

The Reporting Office for Just Culture in Civil Aviation aims to strengthen Just Culture through the protection of the information source of an occurrence reporting in Swiss Civil Aviation. The Reporting Office is positioned in the DETEC. Individuals can inform the Reporting Office of alleged infringements regarding the protection principles by national authorities or their organisation.

The Nuclear Safety Commission

The NSC advises the Federal Council, the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (FNSI) on matters relating to the safety of nuclear facilities.

Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI

The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) is responsible for ensuring that Swiss nuclear power plants do not pose safety risks.

Federal Pipelines Inspectorate ERI

The Federal Pipelines Inspectorate (ERI) supervises the planning, construction and operation of pipeline systems that carry liquid or gaseous fuel. The ERI seeks to ensure and actively promote human safety and environmental protection. In doing so, safety takes precedence over economic considerations.

Website ERI

Federal Inspectorate for Heavy Current Installations ESTI

The Federal Inspectorate for Heavy Current Installations (ESTI) is responsible for monitoring both weak and heavy current installations. It sees to it that installations are planned, built and maintained in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. As the certifying body, ESTI ensures that only safe electrical products are sold on the market and that household installations are up to standard. 

Website ESTI

Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board STSB

Acting on behalf of judicial and public authorities, the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) investigates railway, cableway, roadway and waterway accidents that have caused serious injuries, fatalities and major material damage. It also examines civil aviation incidents. 

Website STSB
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