Construction worker protection; monitoring

The labor inspectorates monitor working conditions on construction sites.


Special protective regulations exist for construction workers because of the considerable stresses and accident hazards involved. The employer must take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and health of construction workers.

In particular, in addition to collective protective measures, such as fall protection, he must provide the necessary personal protective equipment, e.g. hard hat, hearing protection, safety shoes and gloves; in appropriate weather conditions also protective clothing against cold and wet. Toilets, changing rooms, break rooms, washing and drying facilities and, if necessary, shelters and, if necessary, first-aid rooms must also be provided on the construction site. For out-of-town construction workers, recreational accommodations shall be provided on or near the job site as necessary.

As the initiator of a construction project, building owners or their representatives are obliged to ensure that site-specific occupational safety measures are taken into account, coordinated and implemented as early as the planning stage.

The labor inspectorates monitor compliance with the legal requirements. They carry out inspections at construction sites.


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Status: 15.02.2023

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