Occupational health and safety

Health and safety for all employees are a top priority of every building project. Depending on the size of the project, the developer is obliged to appoint a health and safety (H&S) coordinator.

H&S coordinator on the building site

When is an H&S coordinator necessary and what are their duties?

According to § 3 of the Building Site Ordinance, every developer of a building site is required to engage an H&S coordinator.where employees from several companies are active. Developers who cannot perform the function of H&S coordinator themselves must appoint a coordinator.

This is where WESSLING experts in occupational health and safety come into play. As H&S coordinators, they ensure that the activities of all contractors operating on the site conform to the Building Site Ordinance. In addition, a health and safety (H&S) plan is formulated when particularly hazardous work is to be carried out (e.g. work at a potential fall height exceeding 7 m).

Safety coordination for all phases of your project

Whether with in the planning or construction phase, the WESSLING experts have extensive experience in all areas of building site safety and bring a high level of specialisation to your H&S coordination projects. In drawing up the required H&S plan, they consider all trades involved in the building project. This review often also reveals possibilities for improving process coordination. The WESSLING experts therefore think through the operations on the building site systematically and across all the trades, anticipating hazards and putting in place the necessary coordination arrangements.

Your contact for the topic of H&S coordination

Heinrich Harpering
„Obligation and opportunity – H&S coordination is both. For safety and good coordination are decisive factors in the successful completion of a building project.“

As H&S coordinator, WESSLING offers you the following services:

In the planning and assessment phase:

  • Drawing up safety concepts on the basis of the construction plans and in accordance with the Building Site Ordinance
  • Issuing prior notice according to § 2 of the Building Site Ordinance
  • Assessing any safety or health risks and developing practical solutions
  • Constantly adapting the construction work to computer-based health and safety plans
  • Defining safety facilities shared by several trades
  • Drawing up building site regulations

During construction:

  • Reviewing offers for compliance with health and safety requirements
  • Compiling a characteristics document for subsequent work on the building
  • Inspecting the construction work for fulfilment of the contractually agreed safety requirements
  • Conducting and leading construction meetings
  • On-site safety inspections
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