During a series of inspections of Luxembourg’s construction sector, the ITM (Luxembourg’s labour inspectorate) reported 177 occupational health and safety violations and 2 immediate orders to stop work due to imminent danger to employees. 9 service providers to the sector were also required to carry out immediate minor adjustments.
The inspections were carried out between 9 and 13 July 2018 during the second edition of the Health and Safety at Work Week, when inspections of 69 construction companies employing a total of 260 people were carried out.
According to a government press release, the majority of infringements concerned lack of adequate protection against falling, as well as sub-standard scaffolding and ladders.
Further checks on 47 companies will be carried out over the next few days, the communiqué states.