What is the Agreement for Safety in Construction?
The Agreement for Safety in Construction is an initiative of general contractors to reduce the number of accidents at construction sites. Its signatories are: Budimex, Eiffage Polska Budownictwo, ERBUD Group, Hochtief Polska, Karmar, Mostostal Warszawa, Mota-Engil Central Europe, Polimex-Mostostal, Porr, Skanska, Strabag, Unibep and Warbud. This year, the Agreement celebrates its 10th anniversary. The agreement developed uniform safety standards on construction sites. Thanks to this, subcontractors know that all its signatories have the same health and safety requirements that should be applied and included in the price of their services. The activities of the Agreement are supported by: Chief Labor Inspector, National Labor Inspectorate, Social Insurance Institution, Central Institute for Labor Protection, National Association of Occupational Health and Safety Employees, Polish Union of Construction Engineers and Technicians, Construction Trade Union, Polish Chamber of Civil Engineers and Polish Association of Construction Employers. The mission of the agreement is to reduce the number of accidents at construction sites by promoting a safety culture, making people aware of the dangers of working on a construction site and preventing risks and accidents. The aim of the cooperation of enterprises – signatories and companies associated in the Agreement for Safety in Construction is the implementation of safety standards, including the introduction of system solutions in the field of health and safety as well as educational and training activities.