Task Force on Health & Safety on Construction Sites

SCOPE OF WORK (2010-2011)

In June 2011, the EFCA Board of Directors decided to make the Task Force dormant.

EFCA - together with ACE - provided expert assistance to the EC in the preparation of non-binding guidance for the member states (delineate the responsibility of designers).
It was agreed early 2010 to elaborate accompanying EFCA-ACE guidance on the modular EC guide to inform on the federations’ involvement and reservations.
A remaining major EFCA-ACE concern relates to the fictitious basis of the Directive and the reference in the ILO guide to the misleading EC study on underlying construction accident causation (based on the UK Health & Safety Executive analysis/1987-1992).
EFCA and ACE will contact OSHA (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work) to propose an annual follow-up contact (to promote the designers community and establish dialogue with other construction-related stakeholders) and seek support for independent research proposal.


TERMS OF REFERENCE 

  • To consider the impact Directive 92/57 is having on the consulting engineering profession.
  • To advise EFCA Board of Directors in responding to any proposed amendment to the Directive.
  • To provide EFCA’s expert contribution to the EC advisory experts’ committee for the development of a non-binding guidance for member states on the Directive (i.e. to clarify the Directive’s terminology and the roles of designers, and to assist the member associations).

‘DESIGNING FOR SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION’, EFCA (EUROPEAN FEDRATION OF ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY ASSOCIATIONS)/ ARCHITECTS’ COUNCIL OF EUROPE (ACE), September 2006

Chair's report (2011)

Members' Projects

Drugstore Publicis building, Paris – creativity & imagination
Drugstore Publicis, a Parisian landmark located on the prestigious Champs Elysées, was in need of renovation. The challenge was to render the façade more contemporary, reconnecting the building to its bustling surroundings, while retaining its personality and the prestige of the original design.