Infractions cited included scaffolds defective equipment and lighting, among others.
Luxembourg’s labour inspectorate ITM announced on Thursday there were 14 site closures due to occupational safety and health offences, following their collective holidays inspection.
The inspection involved 93 projects by 178 companies. Some of the infractions cited include scaffolds and ladders not conforming to standard, risk of falling from heights, defective equipment and staircase lighting and proper signage missing, among others.
Furthermore, 5 work stoppages were ordered, due to the fact that the companies hadn’t had exemptions to work during the collective leave. While 10 injunctions were issued for companies to regulate offences linked to health and safety, an addition 3 were required to stop because of “imminent and serious danger to the safety and health of employees”, according to the ITM communiqué.
One stoppage was also ordered due to the lack of valid working permit of two of the company employees, who were third-country residents.