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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 Planner(V&G-Planner) as a template. For an overview of what a Health and Safety Plan for a construction project should contain, you can consult Article 2.28 of the Working Conditions Decree.