Project owners, construction site managers, general contractors, contractors, subcontractors and self-employed persons will be required to comply with the occupational safety rules applicable to temporary and mobile construction sites. The requirements are to enter into force from the date of its official publication. As at 14 October 2017, the requirements have not been published yet.
The requirements have been developed on the basis of the Council Directive 92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites (eighth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC). The requirements do not apply to any mining works.
The Rules prescribe to appoint one or several health and safety coordinators if two or more contractors are to perform construction works at the same building site.
The Rules also require project owner or the head of construction works to develop a Health and Safety Plan for the construction site, in accordance with the state construction safety norms DBN А.3.2-2-2009.
The project owner or the head of construction works must submit, no later than 30 days before the commencement of construction works, to the labour safety agency of Ukraine, the required preliminary information on such construction works, if:
The planned duration of construction works exceeds 30 working days and over 20 persons are to be involved in construction works at the same time;
Planned volume of construction works exceeds 500 man-days.
The Rules further set out the obligations of the health and safety coordinators and the contents of the health and safety plan for a construction site. They also impose obligations on the main contractor and individuals working at a construction site.
The Rules set out requirements for working areas of construction sites, regulate the location and designation of evacuation routes and exits and impose fire safety and firefighting requirements for temporary and mobile construction sites.
In addition, the Rules set out requirements for sanitary provisions for workers, including shower rooms, wash basins, toilets, etc.
The Rules also impose safety requirements for works at height, operation of cargo lifting equipment, construction vehicles, machinery, underground works, roofing works, etc.
The list of works to which the Rules apply, include assembly works, masonry works, electrical assembly works, renovation, technical re-equipment, insulation works, roofing works, etc. The list of such works is provided in Annex 1 to the Rules.
Law: Order No. 1050 of 23 June 2017 on the Adoption of Minimum Occupational Safety Requirements for Temporary and Mobile Construction Sites