As a planner of building and construction work, you have to ensure with your instructions on the project that it is possible to comply with the regulations in the working environment legislation in connection with implementation of the project and the operation and maintenance of the completed construction.
As a planner and advisor, you have to:
- ensure that it is possible to comply with the working environment regulations when the completed construction or facility is to be serviced and maintained, and to prepare a log relating to this.
- ensure with your descriptions that the contractor is able to carry out the individual work elements or phases in a sequence that is correct in terms of health and safety. It is necessary to take into account the time to be set aside for individual work elements or phases.
- ensure with your instructions on the project that suitable technical aids can be used when handling heavy loads during project implementation and during subsequent maintenance.
- describe particular risks and other special conditions for your building and construction project which are of significance to the health and safety of the craftsmen and construction workers.
- ensure that the project does not involve substances or materials which can be replaced with less hazardous substances and materials.
- notify the developer of his obligations in accordance with the Working Environment Act in the project in hand, e.g.:
- whether the developer can expect there to be more than one enterprise on the building site at the same time,
- whether the developer can expect there to be more than ten people employed on the building site at the same time,
- what preliminary surveys should be undertaken, e.g. searching for contaminated soil and asbestos.
- ensure that during preparation of the building project, the developer’s health and safety coordinators are involved in the planners considerations and are given access to the relevant parts of the project documentation.