In its Guidelines on Planning and Executing Construction Projects, the GDA focuses on the field of construction, one that is particularly prone to accidents. As the Construction and Assembly Work programme developed by the GDA has shown, exchanging information and ensuring inspectors pursue a coordinated approach are key elements of accident prevention at construction sites; these tried-and-tested practices have therefore been incorporated in these guidelines.
The guidelines specify the agreed principles of mutual information, of consultation and supervision as well as of the exchange of experiences:
The number of accidents and downtime at construction sites can be reduced if owners, employers, employees, accident insurance institutions and the authorities responsible for occupational health and safety work together in a constructive manner. These guidelines play a key role in strengthening this cooperation.