One of the most important aspects on a construction site is safety and health coordination. This is about controlling and minimising hazards to your safety and health. It is thus part of occupational health and safety, which requires measures for the humane design of work. These are indispensable support processes of a company.
With regard to the minimum safety and health requirements to be observed on temporary or mobile construction sites, each client is obliged to appoint one or more safety and health coordinators (SiGeKo) for each construction site where at least two companies carry out their activities (simultaneously or consecutively).
For this purpose, they may have recourse to specialised third parties, such as the approved SiGeKo.
These professionals, who carry out this activity under their own responsibility, will then explain to you the relevant technical details (e.g. the "general health and safety plan").
If the SiGeKo has a subordinate relationship (employment contract) with you, the coordination task must be recorded in a separate written document. If several works of the construction industry have to be carried out by several clients at the same time on one construction site, the respective SiGeKo are obliged to consult with each other in order to prevent the risks resulting from the mutual interference of these interventions.
There are two variants of SiGeKo, one for the conceptual (planning) phase of the construction and one for the realisation of the project (construction site phase). A contract between the client and the SiGeKo explains in particular the tasks that the latter must perform, as well as the beginning and end of the latter's obligations.
The client using a seconding company is hereby informed that in case of non-compliance of said company with the local legislation, its activities, respectively the activities of its seconded staff, may be temporarily, partially or totally interrupted.
There are 4 important conditions that must be met regarding advance notice (AP):
If it is a construction site of a certain size:- where the estimated duration of the construction project is longer than 30 (thirty) working days and where more than 20 (twenty) workers are employed at the same time,- OR the estimated construction volume is more extensive than 500 "man - days"; the client is obliged to send a to the ITM via his SiGeKo.
The ("AP") must be provided in accordance with Annex III of the G.V. of 28 June 2008 and shall be notified at least 10 working days before the start of the construction activity.
It is mandatory that the "written advance notice" is posted (visibly) on the construction site (preferably on the outer construction site grids under a plastic protection (against bad weather).
The "AP" should preferably be sent to the following email address: email@example.com. Otherwise, the shall be delivered to the postal address of the ITM (: Department: ), PO Box 27 in L-2010 Luxembourg.
The "written advance notice" must be updated when necessary. Any update of the employment situation or working conditions at the work site must be communicated to the ITM without delay. (e.g. in the event of a substantial increase in the number of workers or the planned commencement of activity by new companies or subcontractors at the work site.
Diseases caused by exposure to physical nuisances
- Noises, vibrations,
- Dusts (asbestos, silica,...)
- Solvents, varnishes,
- Upper limbs: Shoulder, elbow, wrist
- Tetanus, hepatitis, leptospirosis,
- Asbestos : Demolition material (ethernite, refractory, flocking, pipes,...)
- Silicic acid : Processing of rock, sand, concrete,...
- Welding damper : Iron oxides, nickel, ....
- Manual load carrying : Articular and para-articular pathologies, some of which are recognised as occupational diseases
- Physical efforts
- Extended postures
- Truck 80-85 dBA
- Compressor 85-90 dBA
- Circular saw 103-106 dBA
- Jackhammer 103-115 dBA
- 1-20 Hz Arthritis, slipped discs Construction machinery
- 20-30 Hz Osteoarticular injuries Jackhammer
- 40-400 Hz Vasomotor disturbances Drill hammer, Flex
First aid kits