Occupational Health and Safety Requirements at Construction Sites1

Government of the Republic Regulation of 8 December 1999

entered into force 1 January 2000

 

This Regulation is established on the basis of subsection 4 (5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

Chapter 1

General Provisions

 

§ 1. Scope of application

(1) These Occupational Health and Safety Requirements apply to construction, earthworks, building and civil engineering works, renovation, the assembly and disassembly of prefabricated elements, demolition and design works performed on the ground, underground or in water (hereinafter construction work).

(2) The Requirements do not apply to drilling and extraction in the extraction industry.

(3) State supervision over compliance with these Requirements shall be exercised by the Labour Inspectorate and other supervisory agencies within the limits of their competence.

 

§ 2. Prior notice of commencement of construction work

The person who orders a construction works (hereinafter client) shall notify the regional office of the Labour Inspectorate of the commencement of construction work at least three days in advance (the form for prior notice is set out in the Annex) if the work is scheduled to last longer than thirty days or if more than twenty workers are working at the construction site simultaneously.

 

§ 3. General obligations

(1) During the period of construction work, the client, the designer and the building contractor shall be solidarily and personally liable for the safety of persons working at the construction site (any area of land or water where construction is performed) or in the vicinity thereof.

(2) If workers of at least two employers are working at a site at the same time, the employers shall enter into a written agreement on collective occupational health and safety activities and on the liability of each employer. Such collective activities shall be organised by the main contractor. Failing agreement, the employers shall be solidarily liable for any damage caused.

 

§ 4. Project design stage and stage of preparation of construction works

(1) A client shall ensure that all the measures which are to be applied at every stage of construction work in order to ensure the occupational health and safety of workers and to ensure environmental protection are taken into account in the design of a site and the architectural and structural design of construction work and that they are submitted in writing by the designer.

(2) In planning the use of the territory of a construction site, the following shall be indicated:

1) the location of office rooms and non-work rooms on the site;

2) the places for the unloading and storage of building material;

3) the places for the storage and disposal or removal of waste and debris. This requirement is particularly important if waste from dangerous chemicals and materials containing such chemicals is generated in the course of the work;

4) the location of installations and equipment;

5) the collection sites for aggregates or soil;

6) the dimensions of routes for passage and movement, and their location, lighting and maintenance;

7) the access routes for rescue and ambulance crews in the event of an accident;

8) the location of emergency routes and exits.

(3) The building contractor shall ensure that, before construction work commences, a safety and health plan is prepared setting out:

1) the measures which are applied on the construction site in order to create safe working conditions, if necessary, having regard to the industrial activities, traffic, etc. on the site or in the vicinity thereof;

2) the obligations and liability of subcontractors working on the same building site at the same time;

3) traffic control;

4) the provision of rest rooms and/or accommodation areas for workers;

5) the measures which are applied in order to ensure the safety of road users in the immediate vicinity of the construction site (if construction activities may endanger road users due to their location or the nature of the work);

6) the measures to avoid noise and air pollution in the immediate vicinity of the construction site;

7) the special measures regarding the work which are included in one or more categories specified in § 5;

8) that the external border of the construction site must be marked clearly or be delineated.

 

§ 5. List of construction work involving particular risks

(1) The following are deemed to be work involving particular risks:

1) work which puts workers at risk of burial under earthfalls or engulfment, where the risk is particularly aggravated by the work processes used or by the environment at the construction site or place of work;

2) work which puts workers at risk from chemical or biological substances constituting a particular danger to the health of workers or involving a legal requirement for health monitoring;

3) work with ionising radiation;

4) work near high voltage power lines and transformer substations;

5) work on electrical equipment which is partially or wholly energised;

6) work exposing workers to the risk of drowning;

7) work on wells, tunnels and other underground earthworks;

8) work performed having a system of air supply;

9) work in caissons;

10) work involving the use of explosives;

11) work involving the lifting, assembly and dismantling of heavy prefabricated components;

12) work which puts workers at risk of falling from a height.

 

§ 6. Performance of construction work

(1) A building contractor shall ensure the general management, co-operation, organisation of the distribution of information, exact timing of work, and general cleanliness and good order of the construction site as necessary for occupational health and safety.

(2) In order to co-ordinate and organise occupational health and safety on a construction site, the building contractor shall designate one or more persons who are competent specialists directly subordinate to the contractor and who have construction qualifications and practical experience on the basis of their job description.

(3) During the period while construction work is performed, a person designated according to subsection (2) is required:

1) to co-ordinate, organise and monitor occupational safety and health on a construction site;

2) to prepare the list of and schedule for construction work involving particular risks, communicate them to the workers and give instructions for the safe performance of such works;

3) to monitor that all underground and on ground installations and danger areas are marked and that the necessary safety measures are taken;

4) to monitor that the workers and the persons permitted onto the construction site are provided with personal protective equipment corresponding to the danger;

5) as the main contractor, to organise guidance for subcontractors regarding the occupational health and safety requirements on the construction site and the obligations of the subcontractors to instruct and monitor their workers;

6) to verify that the safety and health plan is implemented and to amend it or have it amended after any changes in the work;

7) to take measures to ensure that only persons permitted onto a construction site have access to the construction site.

 

§ 7. Inspection of construction site

(1) The structure and condition of work equipment, cranes and other lifting equipment, scaffolding, mobile shutterings, temporary supports and protective equipment used in construction work shall ensure the safety of the work.

(2) A general inspection involving inspection of the order on a construction site, protection against falling, scaffolding, access routes, lighting, energy distribution installations, lifting equipment and the methods of preventing the collapse of soil or excavations, etc. shall be conducted on the construction site at least once a week.

(3) Before scaffolding, work platforms and ladders are used on the construction site, and at regular intervals thereafter, an inspection shall be carried out to check that they are in good condition. The inspection of scaffolding and work platforms shall be repeated if they have been subjected to strong wind, heavy equipment or heavy loads or if they have not been used for more than one month. Special attention shall be paid to support and protective shutterings.

(4) A competent person shall conduct the technical inspection of pressure and lifting equipment used in construction, including cranes, pursuant to the established procedure.

 

§ 8. Participants in inspection and documentation

(1) A person designated in subsection 6 (2) shall conduct the inspection specified in subsections 7 (2) and (3). A statement which sets out the persons participating in the inspection, the time and results of the inspection and any possible suggestions for changes shall be prepared concerning an inspection. A worker who uses the equipment or site under inspection is allowed to participate in the inspection.

(2)Any faults detected during the inspection shall be corrected immediately or before the use of the installation, equipment or work equipment commences.

(3)If conditions which are dangerous for the life and health of workers become evident in the course of an inspection, the building contractor shall suspend construction work. The suspension of work shall be documented in a statement.

 

Chapter 2

Occupational Health and Safety Requirements for Construction Sites

 

Division 1

General Requirements

 

§ 9. Stability and solidity

(1) Materials, equipment and, more generally, any component which, when moving in any way, may affect the safety and health of workers shall be stabilised in an appropriate and safe manner.

(2) Access to any construction or surface involving insufficiently resistant or unstable materials is prohibited.

 

§ 10. General requirements for energy distribution installations

(1) Electrical equipment shall be used according to the operating instructions.

(2) Upon the completion of work, the electrical equipment at a workplace shall be disconnected from the mains power supply. This requirement does not concern the temporary suspension of work arising from the work technology or electrical equipment which operates twenty-four hours a day pursuant to the technology requirements or the procedure established for the sites.

(3) Installations shall be designed, constructed and used so as not to present a fire or explosion hazard. Workers shall be protected against the risk of electrocution caused by direct or indirect contact.

(4) The choice and use of electrical equipment and protection devices shall take account of the type and power of the energy distributed, external conditions and the competence of persons with access to parts of the installation.

 

§ 11. Emergency routes and exits

(1) Emergency routes and exits shall be free from obstruction and lead as directly as possible to a safe area.

(2) In the event of danger, it shall be possible for workers to evacuate all workstations quickly and as safely as possible.

(3) The number, distribution and dimensions of emergency routes and exits depend on the dimensions and location of the construction site, the work equipment used and the maximum number of workers that may be present.

(4) Emergency routes and exits shall be indicated by signs and provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity.

 

§ 12. Risk of fire and explosion

(1) Work on a construction site shall be organised such that the fire risk is as small as possible. Instructions for action in the event of fire shall be displayed at the construction site.

(2) Depending on the characteristics of the construction site, the dimensions and use of the rooms, the on-site equipment, the physical and chemical properties of the substances present and the maximum potential number of workers present, an adequate number of appropriate basic fire-fighting devices and, where required, automatic fire extinguishing systems shall be provided at the site.

(3) Basic fire-fighting devices and automatic fire extinguishing systems shall be regularly maintained, checked and tested.

(4) Basic fire-fighting devices shall be positioned in a visible place which is free from obstruction and, in rooms, as close to the exit as possible.

(5) The location of fire fighting equipment shall be indicated by fire safety signs. The signs shall be sufficiently resistant and placed at appropriate points.

(6) If substances which can cause combustion or substances the use of which may produce explosive dust or gas are used or preserved on a construction site, special protective measures (ventilation, prohibition on the use of open fire, etc.) shall be applied in order to prevent the risk of fire and explosion.

 

§ 13. Ventilation

(1) Steps shall be taken to ensure that there is sufficient fresh air at workstations, having regard to the working methods used and the physical demands placed on the workers.

(2) If a forced ventilation system is used on a construction site, it shall be maintained in working order.

(3) Workers shall not be exposed to draughts which are harmful to health.

(4) Any sediments or extraneous matter which, upon inhalation, may endanger the health of workers shall be immediately removed.

 

§ 14. Physical demands

(1) In order to avoid the physical demands placed on workers becoming too high, the work methods and work equipment shall be chosen so that the use thereof, especially long-term use, is not too strenuous for workers.

(2) Upon the handling of loads, devices which facilitate manual handling shall be used.

 

§ 15. Use of personal protective equipment

(1) A protective helmet is mandatory on a construction site in an are where, due to the work technology, the risk of head injury exists.

(2) Safety belts equipped with safety ropes shall be used while working on scaffolding, roofs and work platforms and in other places where falling from a height cannot be prevented by other safety measures. If the length of the rope often needs to be adjusted, self-adjusting safety ropes shall be used.

(3) Non-slippery and non-penetrable safety footwear shall generally be used on construction sites. Kneepads shall be used while working on the floor or during other work involving kneeling.

(4) If work is performed in the dark or underground, a reflex reflector or a reflector-band shall be worn on clothing. If work is performed in places in the vicinity of traffic, the worker shall wear a bright waistcoat or clothing and, in the dark, also a reflector-band. A reflector-band shall be attached in a visible place and, if necessary, also to a protective helmet.

(5) If workers have to enter a high-risk area where the atmosphere contains a dangerous chemical, has an insufficient oxygen level or is inflammable, the workers shall use personal protective equipment in order to prevent any damage to their health. The activities of the workers shall be watched from outside.

 

§ 16. Temperature

The temperature in the rooms on the construction site where workstations are located shall be appropriate for the workers, having regard to the nature of the work and the physical demands placed on the workers.

 

§ 17. Lighting

(1) Construction sites, and especially traffic routes, shall be provided with appropriate and sufficient general and localised lighting. Sudden and large differences in lighting shall be avoided, as shall dazzling. The minimum permitted intensity of the lighting on traffic routes is 25 lux.

(2) Portable light sources may be used in underground and water engineering.

(3) Workstations, rooms and traffic routes shall as far as possible have sufficient natural lighting. Artificial lighting shall be provided at night and when natural daylight is inadequate; where necessary, portable light sources that are protected against impact shall be used.

(4) The colour of artificial light used shall not alter or affect the perception or visibility of safety signs, signposts and marked objects.

(5) Lighting installations for rooms, workstations and traffic routes shall be placed in such a way that there is no risk of accident to workers.

(6) Rooms, workstations and traffic routes where workers are exposed to risks in the event of failure of artificial lighting shall be provided with emergency lighting.

 

§ 18. Doors and gates

(1) Sliding doors shall be fitted with a safety device to prevent them from being derailed.

(2) Doors and gates opening upwards shall be fitted with a mechanism to secure them against falling back.

(3) In the immediate vicinity of gates intended primarily for vehicle traffic, there shall be doors for pedestrian traffic unless it is safe for pedestrians to cross. Such gates shall be clearly marked and kept free at all times.

(4) Mechanical doors and gates shall operate without any risk of accident to workers and shall be fitted with emergency stop devices which are easily identifiable and accessible.

(5) If power-operated doors and gates do not open automatically in the event of a power-cut, it shall be possible for them to be opened manually.

 

§ 19. Traffic routes and danger areas

(1) Traffic routes, including all stairs, fixed ladders and loading bays and ramps, shall be designed, located and laid out to ensure safe use and easy access in such a way as not to endanger persons employed in the vicinity of these traffic routes.

(2) Routes used for pedestrian traffic and vehicle traffic shall be dimensioned in accordance with the number of potential users and the type of activity concerned.

(3) If means of transport are used on traffic routes, a sufficient safety clearance or adequate protective devices shall be provided for pedestrians.

(4) Sufficient clearance shall be allowed between vehicle traffic routes and doors, gates, passages and staircases for pedestrians.

(5) Routes shall be clearly marked, regularly checked and properly maintained.

(6) If a construction site includes limited-access areas, these shall be signposted and equipped with devices to prevent unauthorised workers from entering. Only workers who have received special training may work in danger areas and appropriate measures shall be taken to protect these workers.

 

§ 20. Loading bays and ramps

(1) Loading bays and ramps shall be suitable for the dimensions of the means of transport or the loads to be transported.

(2) Loading bays shall have at least one exit point.

(3) Loading bays and ramps shall be safe.

 

§ 21. Freedom of movement at workstation

(1) The floor area at a workstation shall be such as to allow workers sufficient freedom of movement to perform their work, taking account of any necessary materials and work equipment present.

(2) The floors of workplaces shall not be slippery and shall have no dangerous bumps, holes or slopes.

 

§ 22. First aid

(1) A building contractor shall ensure that first aid can be provided to workers who have had an accident or have suddenly been taken ill on the site. The building contractor shall designate workers for that purpose and organise appropriate training for them. At least one worker who knows how to provide first aid shall be present on the site while work is being performed.

(2) Construction sites shall be equipped with first aid kits fitted with essential first aid equipment, and stretchers, rigid splint sets, eyewash, etc. First aid equipment shall be marked in accordance with the requirements.

(3) A construction site shall have an emergency phone. The location of the phone shall be marked. The emergency call number shall be displayed in a visible place.

(4) A construction site shall be equipped with a room where first aid can be provided and to where a victim can, if necessary, be removed until the arrival of medical care. This room shall be accessible with a stretcher.

(5) If work exposes workers to the risk of drowning, life saving equipment and a worker who knows how to use the equipment shall be present on the construction site.

(6) Particularly dangerous work shall generally be performed by at least two workers. If the work is nevertheless performed alone, the worker shall be at a seeing or hearing distance from other workers or shall have a corresponding means of communication.

 

§ 23. Rest rooms and/or accommodation areas

(1) The rest rooms and/or accommodation areas for workers shall be designed, constructed and furnished having regard to the working conditions and the number and gender of the workers.

(2) A building contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that all the rest rooms and/or accommodation areas are ready for use when construction commences and that they are maintained and regularly cleaned.

(3) Rest rooms and/or accommodation areas shall generally be located as close to the building site as possible. In the case of a construction site which is moved in stages, for example during road construction, or if the duration of construction work on the site does not exceed two weeks, changing rooms and drying and washing facilities may be located in the place where the workers assemble.

(4) Changing rooms shall be provided for workers who are required to wear working clothes. The changing rooms shall be sufficiently large and be equipped with seats and lockers to enable working clothes to be kept in a place separate from workers' own clothes and personal effects. Provision shall be made for separate changing rooms for men and women.

(5) A drying chamber or dry boxes which are large enough, well ventilated and at an appropriate temperature shall be provided for the drying of wet or damp clothes and footwear. The moist air coming from the drying chamber or dry boxes shall not enter other rooms.

(6) According to the nature of the work, a sufficient number of suitable washbasins or showers with hot and cold running water shall be provided for workers, meaning not less than one washbasin for every 5-10 workers or one shower for every 10-15 workers. Showers shall be provided if the work is very dusty or dirty, related to the use of dangerous chemicals or materials containing them, physically strenuous or performed at high temperatures. The washbasins and showers shall be provided in the vicinity of the changing rooms. Provision shall be made for separate washbasins for men and women.

(7) Provision shall be made for separate lavatories for men and women on the construction site. An adequate number of lavatories shall be provided for workers, meaning not less than one lavatory for every 15 workers. If the planned duration of the work exceeds two months, the lavatories shall be connected to the sewerage system or, in the absence thereof, container privies or pit privies shall be used. Pit privies shall meet the same hygiene requirements as water closets and the possibility to wash hands shall be provided.

(8) The temperature in rest rooms and/or accommodation areas shall be at least +18°C.

(9) Workers working on a construction site shall be provided with drinking water which meets the standards established for drinking water and with disposable or washable drinking dishes.

(10) Workers shall be provided with facilities enabling them to take their meals and rest in satisfactory conditions. If meals are not provided for the workers on the site, they shall be provided with facilities enabling them to preserve the foodstuffs they have brought with them and, if necessary, to heat them. Where the nature of the work or the location of the construction site so require, workers shall be provided with rest rooms and/or accommodation areas which are large enough and equipped with seats with backs and, if necessary, with tables.

 

Division 2

Special Requirements for Outdoor Workstations

 

§ 24. Stability and solidity

(1) High-level or low-level workstations shall be solid and stable, taking account of the number of workers occupying them, the weight distribution and the maximum loads they may have to bear, and the outside influences to which they may be subject.

(2) If the support and the other components of these workstations are not intrinsically stable, their stability shall be ensured by appropriate and safe methods of fixing.

(3) The stability and solidity of workstations shall be checked regularly and especially after any change in the height of the workstation.

 

§ 25. Outdoor energy distribution installations

(1) On-site energy distribution installations, especially those subject to outside influences, shall be regularly checked and maintained.

(2) Installations existing before the site began shall be identified, checked and clearly signposted.

(3) Whenever possible, where unnecessary overhead electric power lines exist, either they shall be redirected away from the area of the site or else the current shall be cut off. If this is not possible, the power lines shall be supplied with warning signs to ensure that vehicles and installations are kept away.

 

§ 26. Atmospheric influences

Workers shall be protected against atmospheric influences which could affect their safety or health.

 

§ 27. Falling objects

(1) Workers shall be protected by collective methods against falling objects. Where necessary, there shall be covered passageways or access to danger areas shall be made impossible.

(2) Materials and equipment shall be laid out or stacked in such a way as to prevent their collapsing or overturning.

 

§ 28. Scaffolding and ladders

(1) Generally, scaffolding shall be industrial or manufactured according to the design of a civil engineer or designer.

(2) All scaffolding shall be properly designed, constructed and maintained to ensure that it does not collapse or move accidentally.

(3) Work platforms, gangways and scaffolding stairways shall be constructed, dimensioned and used in such a way as to prevent people from falling or being exposed to falling objects.

(4) Ladders shall be sufficiently strong and correctly maintained. Ladders shall be used in accordance with their intended purpose.

(5) Mobile scaffolding shall be secured against spontaneous movements.

(6) The earth on which scaffolding is located shall be levelled and flattened. Provision shall be made for leading off rain water the reform.

(7) Scaffolding which is located near traffic routes or in places where loads are lifted shall be protected against impact, damage and accidental movements. The danger area shall be separated by barriers and supplied with warning signs.

 

§ 29. Lifting equipment

(1) All lifting devices and accessories, including their accessories, component parts, supports and anchorings, shall be properly designed, constructed and installed and sufficiently strong for the use to which they are put, and they shall be maintained in good working order.

(2) Lifting equipment may only be operated by workers who have received the appropriate training.

(3) All lifting devices and accessories shall clearly display their maximum load values.

(4) Lifting equipment and accessories may not be used for other than their intended purposes.

 

§ 30. Excavating and materials-handling vehicles and machinery

(1) All excavating and materials-handling vehicles and machinery shall be checked and tested beforehand and kept in good working order.

(2) Drivers and operators of excavating and materials-handling vehicles and machinery shall be specially trained.

(3) Preventive measures shall be taken to ensure that excavating and materials-handling vehicles and machinery do not fall into the excavations or into water.

(4) Where appropriate, excavating and materials-handling vehicles and machinery shall be fitted with structures to protect the operator or driver against being crushed if the machine overturns, and against falling objects.

 

§ 31. Excavations, wells, underground works, tunnels and earthworks

(1) Suitable precautions shall be taken when working in an excavation, well or tunnel or underground:

1) using an appropriate support or embankment;

2) to prevent hazards entailed in the fall of a person, objects or materials, or flooding;

3) to provide sufficient ventilation at all workstations so as to ensure a breathable atmosphere;

4) to enable workers to reach safety in the event of fire or inrush of water or materials.

(2) Before excavation starts, measures shall be taken to identify and reduce to a minimum any hazard due to underground cables and other distribution systems.

(3) Safe routes into and out of excavations, wells or tunnels shall be provided.

(4) Piles of earth, materials and moving vehicles shall be kept away from the excavation and, if necessary, appropriate barriers shall be built.

 

§ 32. Cofferdams and caissons

(1) All cofferdams and caissons shall be:

1) well constructed, of appropriate, solid materials of adequate strength;

2) appropriately equipped so that workers can gain shelter in the event of an irruption of water and materials.

(2) The construction, installation, transformation, dismantling or inspection of a cofferdam or caisson shall take place only under the supervision of a competent person.

 

§ 33. Installations, machinery, equipment

Installations, machinery and work equipment, including hand tools whether power-driven or not shall be kept in good working order. Installations, machinery and work equipment shall be used solely for the work for which they were designed and operated by workers who have received appropriate guidance and training.

 

§ 34. Demolition work

(1) Upon the demolition of a construction works or a civil engineering works, appropriate precautions shall be adopted and the demolition work shall be undertaken only under the supervision of a competent person.

(2) Before the commencement of demolition work, it shall be verified that the site to be demolished is disconnected from all possible electricity, gas, water and other supplies.

(3) Special requirements apply to the demolition of constructions which contain asbestos.

(4) Dusty waste and materials may be removed from a site only through tubes. A dusty load shall be covered during carriage.

 

§ 35. Metal or concrete frameworks, shutterings and heavy prefabricated components

(1) Metal or concrete frameworks and their components, shutterings, prefabricated components, temporary support and buttresses may be erected and dismantled only under the supervision of a competent person.

(2) Adequate precautions shall be taken to protect workers against risks arising from the temporary fragility or instability of a civil engineering works.

(3) Shutterings, temporary supports and buttresses shall be designed, installed and maintained so as to safely withstand any strains and stresses which may be placed on them.

 

§ 36. Risk of falling from height, and work on roofs

(1) If there is a risk of falling from a height while working or moving and if the height of the fall would exceed 2 metres, safety devices such as cradles, safety nets and other equivalent protection devices shall be used. If the use of such equipment is impossible because of the nature of the work, workers shall be provided with a safety belt or safety harnesses to be affixed with safety cables or ropes, or other anchoring safety methods shall be used in order to ensure safety.

(2) Additionally, protection devices shall also be used if the height of the fall would be less but if, because of the nature of the work, there exists a particular risk of falling or a risk of falling to the ground related to the particular risk.

(3) A cradle which is placed in order to prevent falls from a height shall have a handrail which is of a height of at least 1 metre, an end-board, and an intermediate handrail at a height of 0.5 metres between the handrail and end-board. The intermediate handrail may be replaced by plates or nets intended for such use. Cradles shall be placed to the free sides of work platforms or traffic routes where the height of a fall would be at least 2 metres. Scaffolding shall be equipped with cradles if the height of a fall would be at least 2 metres.

(4) If the slope of a roof is less than 15° and the eaves are higher than 3.5 metres from the ground, a cradle with three horizontal bars shall be placed at the edge of the roof in order to prevent falling. If work is performed in good weather conditions and the surface of the roof has an antislip finish, a cradle shall be placed if the height of the eaves exceeds 5 metres.

(5) If the slope of a roof is 15° or more and the height of the eaves exceeds 2 metres, a cradle or safety net shall be placed at the edge of the roof and, in the event of a slippery roof, the work area shall be covered with supports placed every 30 centimetres to provide foot support.

(6) If the slope of a roof is 34° or more, an additional cradle or safety net shall be placed not further than 5 metres from the work area in addition to the devices specified in subsection (5).

(7) If the slope of a roof exceeds 60°, the devices specified in subsection (6) shall be used if the distance between the additional cradle or safety net and the worker does not exceed 2 metres.

(8) If work on a roof is short-term and the worker is secured by an anchored safety belt or harnesses, it is not necessary to use the protection devices specified in subsections (4)–(7).

(9) The placement of cradles, safety nets and other protection devices on roofs and their removal from roofs shall be safe for the workers.

 

§ 37. Entry into force of Regulation

This Regulation enters into force on 1 January 2000.

 

Directive 92/57/EEC (OJ L 245, 26.08.1992) of the Council of the European Communities

Annex 1 to Government of the Republic Regulation No. 377 of 8 December 1999 Occupational Health and Safety Requirements at Construction Sites

 

Prior notice concerning commencement of construction work

 

1. Date of forwarding of the prior notice: …..

2. Exact address of the construction site: …..

3. Name, address and telephone number of the client: …..

4. Type of construction work: …..

5. Name, address and telephone number of the building contractor: …..

6. Has a safety and health plan been prepared: Yes _ No _

Name, address and telephone number of the person who prepared the plan: …..

7. Name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for occupational health and safety matters during the project execution stage: …..

8. Date planned for start of work on the construction site: …..

9. Planned duration of work on the construction site: …..

10. Estimated maximum number of workers on the construction site: …..

11. Planned number of subcontractors and contractors on the construction site: …..

12. Details of subcontractors and contractors: …..

 

Person who forwards the notice and his or her signature

 

 

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