Risks with building and civil engineering work

There are often many different health and safety risks on a construction site. The risks can alter from one day to another. Therefore, it is very important to prevent and continuously investigate and assess the risks in the work environment.

On these pages you can read about common risks for health and safety and the works with risks that requires that a work environment plan is drawn up. The plan should include measures for the works that will be performed in the construction project.

Common risks in the work environment during building and civil engineering work

Common operations with risks during construction work

Work with risks that requires a work environment plan

The work on a construction site entails risk for one’s own staff but just as often it entails risks for other employees. The work must therefore be risk-assessed, both individually and with regard to the general building process.

It is important that each company/entrepreneur carries out a risk assessment for their work and gives information to the building work environment co-ordinator for the construction phase. The risk assessments become an important starting point for both the entrepreneurs’ own systematic work environment management and for the collective work environment plan.

Responsibility for building and civil engineering work

Work with the work environment

Work environment plan

Safety culture

In order to have a good work environment, the systematic work environment management must be combined with a good safety culture. Read more about Safety culture here:

Safety culture

Last updated 2023-10-09