Health and Safety Coordination on Construction Sites

Coordinated Work Safety Measures on Construction Sites

Hazards on construction sites can be down to lots of different causes. Weather conditions, working with crash hazards, time pressure, and lack of agreements all increase the risk of injury to your employees. Our safety and health coordinators (Sicherheits- und Gesundheitsschutzkoordinatoren, or SiGeKo for short) can keep track of everything - even on large construction sites with employees from several companies. From issuing notice of the construction site, to drawing up a safety and health plan, right up to laying down site regulations and coordinating work safety measures and various employers on the construction site.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for coordinating work safety measures on your site, you:

  • Increase safety on the construction site and prevent work accidents
  • Gain legal peace of mind vis-à-vis occupational safety authorities and trade associations
  • Reduce your risk of liability
  • Reduce construction costs, by eliminating problems in the construction schedule and later costs through paying attention to work that may still be required for the physical structure
  • Save time, because with our network of offices, our construction site experts are always close by

Our Services in the Planning Phase

  • Participation in tenders, quote checks, and supply procurement
  • Advance notice of construction works
  • Drafting the necessary occupational safety tasks
  • Safety and health planning
  • Drafting site regulations
  • Compilation of documents for subsequent work on the physical structure

Our Services in the Execution Phase

  • Monitoring of the measures stipulated in the safety and health protection plan
  • Organizing inspections and safety meetings
  • Briefing on-site managers from various companies
  • Coordination of health and safety measures and of different employers
  • Updating the safety and health plan in case of significant changes

Legal Basis

The aim of construction site regulations (Baustellenverordnung, effective since 1998) is to ensure that hazards are avoided and accidents prevented. It specifies that a supervisor for security matters must be available on all construction sites, if employees from several companies work there. Their careful and systematic approach helps keep construction operations free of costly disruptions.

  • Construction sites regulations (Baustellenverordnung, or BaustellV)
  • Regulations on occupational safety at construction sites (Regeln zum Arbeitsschutz auf Baustellen, or RAB)