Demolition work requires good planning. Risk of crashing and collapse must be prevented, and dangerous materials must be handled in accordance with Danish regulations.
There is a risk of falling and a risk of exposure to asbestos and PCBs when working on partial or full demolition. The Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) therefore has special focus on these risks in connection with inspections. We also focus on other risk areas such as falling objects and heavy lifting.
Handling materials containing carcinogenic PCBs requires special precautions and instructions from the employer. Learn more about how to protect yourselves against PCBs.
The ground assistant and the crane driver must always maintain safe and clear communication with one another during work. Communication may be via hand signals or radio. See the signals here.
Links to selected chapters on demolition, removal of concrete, use of personal protective equipment, etc. in the 'Manual - Building and construction working environment'. The manual is published by 'BFA Bygge & Anlæg'.
Older building components may contain asbestos, which is a carcinogenic risk. Learn more about employer obligations and how to protect yourselves.
The employer is responsible for providing the necessary protective equipment and for ensuring that employees use the equipment. Personal protective equipment must be suitable for the work being performed.
Workplace safety is the responsibility of both employers and employees. Read more about employer obligations and what you need to do yourselves.