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Safety in the building and construction industry

The building and construction industry is marked by a high rate of attrition and many serious work accidents – particularly among foreign workers in Denmark. Read what you can do to improve safety as an employer or employee.

Getting started in Denmark

The risk of serious accidents and physical overload in connection with heavy lifting, for example, is more than twice as high in the construction sector than in all other sectors in Denmark. However, the risk can be significantly reduced if you comply with Danish occupational safety and health regulations.

To make things easier, the Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has put together material with an overview of the most important regulations. The employer has overarching responsibility for workplace safety and health. However, employees can also contribute.

Important information for employers

Important information for employees

Any questions?

Contact Arbejdstilsynet
The Danish Working Environment Authority (WEA)

Phone hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 - 15
Friday: 8 - 14

+45 70 12 12 88
Press 9 for English
at@at.dk

Last updated: 05-10-2021