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Corsi di approfondimento per la sicurezza in cantiere

Obblighi dell'impresa affidataria nei cantieri e nei contratti di appalto

50,00 €

What training does workplace safety legislation require for building sites?

Legislative Decree 81/2008 imposes a series of rules that provide for more extensive protection for workers who carry out activities in the construction sector, in particular for health and safety in temporary or mobile construction sites. The legislation provides for each person involved in the work on a construction site a mandatory training period which is capable of transferring all the skills necessary for the correct performance of the activities. The courses on safety in the yards represent the main tool for protecting the health of workers who, knowing the dangers and risks involved, can implement countermeasures and safe behavior. This means that every employer is obliged to follow the training of their employees, assuring them the possibility of being able to follow specific safety courses for the construction activity for all the figures present on the site.

What formations should the figures present on the site make?

  • Employer: the employer represents the central figure of each company; he, according to the law, is the main person responsible for the safety at work of his company and, in this sense, he is obliged to follow a specific course that varies from a minimum of 16 hours to a maximum of 48 hours, centered on: legislation, responsibility , and prevention for occupational safety.
  • RSPP: within the company, the RSPP represents the prevention and protection service. He is responsible for the correct behavior of employees: correct working practices, use of PPE etc. In collaboration with the other figures, it evaluates the risks on the job and collaborates in the drafting of the DVR. Following the course for RSPP, the employer can also perform this function.
  • RLS: the figure of the Workers' Safety Representative is a figure of crucial importance within the company, especially if in risky activities. He represents the main link between employer and workers who, represented by this figure, can communicate inconveniences and possible demands in terms of safety and health protection. In the same way, to carry out the task of RLS on construction sites, each appointee must have taken a training course for RLS.
  • Workers: every worker inside construction sites risks his life during the activity especially when working at height or carrying heavy loads. The safety legislation ensures for every worker the right to be trained and informed about the risks incurred during work. The worker must therefore follow a specific course that forms him with respect to: legislation and procedures; specific risks; roles of special figures.
  • Competent Doctor: represents the figure that ensures a correct assessment of the risks on site but above all "supervises" the psychophysical conditions of the workers. He is the main person responsible for health protection activities with targeted intervention actions in terms of occupational medicine. He is appointed by the employer and is in charge of health surveillance. For these reasons, a course will have to follow in order to learn more about first aid and work safety.
  • Safety Coordinator: central figure in the risk analysis phases within Title IV of the Consolidated Law on Safety at Work, coordinates the design and execution of works on mobile or temporary sites Among its functions: the drafting of the POS (Operational Plan for safety), activates the coordination for prevention activities and supervises, checks and inspects workplaces in collaboration with the prevention and protection service. To carry out this activity, the Safety Coordinator will have to follow a specific training course in terms of: Safety risks; PPE and risk management; Safety regulations; Risk assessment procedures.

What is meant by temporary or mobile construction sites?

Temporary or mobile construction sites are all those places where construction or construction works are carried out which concern the construction, maintenance, repair, demolition, conservation, rehabilitation, restructuring, transformation and renewal of masonry, cement, metal, wood or other materials, including power lines and hydraulic works.

Who is the safety coordinator?

The safety coordinator in temporary or mobile construction sites is the person in charge of the work to ensure coordination between the various companies involved in the work, in order to reduce risks at work.

Who is the safety coordinator at the design stage?

The Safety Coordinator in the Design Phase (C.S.P.) is a technician appointed by the client or by the person in charge of the works, to carry out the tasks referred to in Article 91, paragraph 1, letter a of Legislative Decree 81/08.

Who is the safety coordinator in the execution phase?

The Safety Coordinator in the Execution Phase (C.S.E.) is the coordinator in the execution phase, which operates during the execution of the work for the execution of the tasks referred to in art. 92, which cannot be the employer of the contractors and executors or its employee or the person in charge of the prevention and protection service (RSPP) designated by him. The incompatibilities referred to in the previous period do not operate in the event of coincidence between the client and the executing company.

What training does the Site Coordinator need to do?

Legislative Decree 81/08 introduced the obligation for those who intend to play the role of safety coordinators in temporary and mobile construction sites (CSP and CSE) to follow a training course of a minimum duration of 120 hours at the end of which is possible to access the final exam to obtain the qualification to the role. Those who already have the qualification to perform the role of safety coordinator before the entry into force of Legislative Decree 81/08, must carry out an update, for a total of 40 hours every five years.

What contents does the training for Site Coordinator provide?

The basic training for the figure of the Site Coordinator consists of a theoretical part divided into three modules:

  • legal module (basic legislation on safety and hygiene at work and specific legislation on health and safety in temporary or mobile construction sites and work at height. Title IV of the Consolidated Law on health and safety in the workplace);
  • technical module (risks relating to construction site activities);
  • methodological-organizational module (minimum contents of the security plan, methodological criteria for the elaboration of the security plan and integration with the operational security plans, theories and communication techniques oriented to the resolution of problems and cooperation , relationships with clients, designers, construction management, workers' safety representatives) and a practical part (examples of Safety and Coordination Plan, examples of Operational Safety Plans and of Substitute Security Plans, examples and drafting of dossiers based on the same cases as the Security and Coordination Plan, simulation on the role of the Coordinator for Security in the execution phase).