Over the last decade the European construction sector has been improving its performance in Occupational Safety and Health, counting less fatal accidents. However, it still is one of the most dangerous and high priority sectors of the European economy as the risks are many, varied and dynamic.
The European Builders Confederation believes that training, raising of awareness and information for both employers and workers are among the most important elements for the success of all the Occupational Health and Safety campaigns.
Small and medium businesses and the initiatives of their associations should receive financial support in order to assisting micro-enterprises in fulfilling safety and health requirements.
EBC also advocates for simplification, cutting red tape, stopping new and unnecessary legislation, and improving implementation of existing regulation. This will help SMEs to better adapt to the legal framework.