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Health and Safety Plan for construction projects

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

A Health and Safety Plan explains how the building supervisor, the main contractor and subcontractors can ensure a safe working environment for workers at a construction site or project.

When do you have to draw up a Health and Safety Plan?

In the Netherlands, you have to draw up a Health and Safety Plan for:

  • construction projects involving the collaboration of several parties
  • construction projects that take longer than 30 days to complete, where at any given moment over 20 workers are at work at the same time
  • high-risk construction projects
  • construction projects that must be reported to the SZW Inspectorate(Inspectie SZW) in advance

What is in a Health and Safety Plan?

A Health and Safety Plan lays down agreements with regard to health and safety. The Health and Safety Plan must contain a risk inventory and evaluation(RI&E) of the planned project activities. Company emergency response measures are also part of the Health and Safety Plan.

When drawing up your Health and Safety Plan, you can use the (Dutch-language) Health and Safety PlannerExternal link(V&G-Planner) as a template.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency