Facts on electing a safety representative on the building site

On the building site:

When there are 5 employees from the same company on site for more than 14 days, a safety representative has to be elected. Everyone (except for apprentices) can put themselves forward, but who is elected normally depends on the rules for electing a shop steward within the agreement area in question. On a building site, the safety representative is elected until the company’s work on the site is complete. Tasks performed by the safety representative on the building site include:

  • Taking part in safety meetings
  • Taking part in safety rounds
  • Investigating accidents