The Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites lays down minimum OSH requirements for construction sites at which building or civil engineering works are carried out. Furthermore, it aims to prevent risks at construction sites by establishing a chain of responsibility linking all the parties involved.
The non-binding guide for understanding and implementing Directive 92/57/EEC provides further information on the Directive and provides good practice suggestions and examples. This guide aims at assisting all parties involved in construction: clients, designers, coordinators, project supervisors, contractors, workers, suppliers and others. It is broken down as follows:
- Chapter 1: general principles of prevention
- Chapter 2: OSH requirements - duties and roles of stakeholders and the required documentation
- Chapter 3: typical hazards and risks during construction work
- Chapter 4: risk management throughout the duration of construction projects (from project preparation to post-construction stage)
- Chapter 5: summary of the duties of each stakeholder during the construction project