January 6, 2020
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) developed a new digital application-filing system, called “Safety Portal Website.” Through this website, users are able to file applications online for completing procedures under the laws and regulations for industrial and product safety involving electricity, liquefied petroleum gas, city gas, explosives, mining and product safety.
1. Outline of the portal website
Annually, over 250,000 cases of procedures under the laws and regulations for industrial and product safety have been filed and processed entirely on paper. This situation has required both the public and private sectors to dramatically and urgently make their practical tasks efficient.
Providing public services through the Safety Portal Website, METI aims to achieve more sophisticated administrative operations for industrial and product safety, such as dramatically reducing applicants’ burdens involving preparing and filing applications.
Advantages brought about by digitally submitting notifications and filing applications through the portal website
- Users are able to submit documents on this website and cut traveling time, postal fees and other costs.
- Using their own gBizID, they are able to skip affixing of seals on paper documents and skip the exchange of such documents.
- Using the guide functions, they are able to easily enter their information and reduce burdens from formality checks.
- They are able to timely confirm on a screen the progress in processing of the notifications and applications they have submitted or filed.
- They are able to smoothly submit and file new notifications and applications using their submission histories.
- They are able to confirm notices of approval soon after METI has issued them and to download and print out the notices in PDF format.
2. Procedures that the portal website can transact and date of starting services
As a pilot effort, METI will start the operation of the portal website concerning some procedures among those under the laws and regulations involving industrial safety and product safety, which are expected to become more efficient if they are digitalized, in particular. For details of the procedures, see the Appendix. Moreover, METI will post the latest information on such procedures on the Safety Portal Website. Please visit the website below.
3. Point to be noted
If you wish to access the portal website, you should obtain your gBizID account in advance. For information on how to obtain a gBizID account, visit the following website.
Division in Charge
Industrial Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group