Safety, Health & Welfare at Work

In the judgment by the European Court for Justice in the case C 224/091, Commission-v-Italy, dated 07/10/2010 it is held, that a coordinator for safety and health matters must always be appointed on a construction site on which more than one contractor is to be present.

This judgement affects owners of construction sites as it means that project supervisors no longer have discretion to decide whether or not to appoint a health and safety coordinator.

If you are encountering difficulties regarding the new situation please do not hesitate to contact us.