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Agreement on Safety

Our company is one of the signatories of the "Agreement on Construction Safety" founded in August 2010 by Poland's largest building contractors. In the years from 2016 to 2018 Warbud presided the Agreement. The mission of the Agreement is to conduct activities aimed at strengthening the occupational safety culture on construction sites and therefore to reduce the number of accidents and eliminate fatalities in the construction industry.

Priorities of the Agreement:

  • Qualified workforce
  • Health and safety trainings
  • Subcontractors
  • Risk management
  • Health and safety culture.

The Agreement reaches its goals by implementing joint OHS systemic projects.

The Agreement has proposed uniform standards with respect to drawing up safe work performance instructions. Another document is an obligatory Health and Safety Appendix to Subcontracts and an induction Health and Safety training for site operatives. On all the Members' construction sites we have implemented an obligation to wear safety goggles to protect employees' eyes. Thanks to the cooperation between the Agreement on Construction Safety with the Social Security Institution (ZUS) building contractors could take part in free-of-charge periodic OHS trainings for their workers.  

Members of the Agreement hold regular meetings of the Steering Committee of Chairmen, OHS and communication work groups. Members of the Agreement are fully transparent and opened to exchange of information and experience. The Agreement has introduced its internal accident reporting system (information on causes of fatal accidents, detailed analysis, conclusions and recommendations).

All Members of the Agreement understand that it is necessary to keep increasing the safety culture and the awareness of the risks connected with work on a constructions site. Four years ago the Agreement launched their common initiative named "Safety Week". This is a real holiday of safe work for operatives of general contractors, company managers including board members as well as for subcontractors and suppliers.

The Agreement kindly welcomes prospective new members. Recent years have shown that it is possible to effectively work for improvement of safety levels on construction sites and at the same time compete for construction projects in tenders.

The operation of the Agreement is supported by the State Labour Inspection PIP, Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians PZIiTB, Polish Association of Construction Employers, Polish Chamber of Civil Engineers and 'Budowlani' Trade Union .


More about the Agreement here

To download the document Agreement for Safety Leaflet - click here.



General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways and the Agreement on Safety in Construction have signed a declaration of cooperation. Its aims at working together to improve work safety while implementing infrastructure investments, servicing and maintaining the existing roads.

On 22 March 2018, after two years of presidency in the Agreement on Safety in Construction, Warbud handed over its management of the association to the company Unibep. The Agreement is formed by twelve largest general contractors on the Polish market.

On 14 September 2016, two construction companies joined the group of signatories of the Agreement in Safety in Construction: Karmar and Strabag. The meeting took place at the headquarters of our company. Warbud, currently holding two-year presidency in the Agreement, hosted a Steering Committee Meeting. Therefore the number of signatories has grown to twelve. Before that the Agreement consisted of Budimex, Erbud, Hochtief Polska, Mostostal Warszawa, Mota-Engil, Polimex-Mostostal, Porr Polska Infrastructure, Skanska, Unibep and Warbud. The objective of the Agreement is to increase safety levels on Polish construction sites and eliminate accidents, especially fatal accidents.

Agreement on Safety in Construction is an informal organisation of leading Polish building contractors set up in 2010. The main objective of the association is to eliminate fatal accidents from Polish construction sites.

On 3 November 2014, representatives of the Agreement on Safety in Construction and the National Association of Workers of the Health and Safety Service signed a letter of intent which initiated an important stage in the activities of the group of general contractors and employees of the OHS service in promoting safe work in the construction industry.

On 20 October 2014 Polish Social Security Institution (ZUS) signed a letter of intent with the Agreement on Safety in Construction which has initiated cooperation between the Institution and the members of the Agreement in order to improve safety in the group of small and medium-size building subcontractors working for large construction companies.

The second year of work of the Agreement for Safety in Construction has just ended. The Agreement was set up by Poland’s eight largest building contractors - Warbud, Bilfinger Infrastructure, Budimex, Hochtief Polska, Mostostal Warszawa, Polimex Mostostal, Skanska and Mota-Engil. The main purpose of the Agreement is an improvement of the safety level on Polish construction sites. Let us summarize its achievements.

The Agreement for Safety in Construction was joined by another building contractor – the company Mota-Engil. Therefore the number of signatories has grown to eight. The Agreement, which is aiming at an elimination of accidents from construction sites, is currently made of Bilfinger Infrastructure, Budimex, Hochtief, Mostostal Warszawa, Mota-Engil, Polimex-Mostostal, Skanska and Warbud.

At the address a website was launched on August 14 for the Agreement for Safety in the Construction Industry. It is addressed to construction companies and persons dealing on every day basis with occupational health and safety issues, to journalists interested in them and for all persons who want to broaden their knowledge in that field.

Chairmen of the companies – signatories of the ‘Agreement for Safety in the Construction Industry’ signed on May 25 a document entitled ‘Requirements for safety and health at work'.The document describes the expectations of General contractors for subcontracting companies with respect to their compliance with safety requirements.

Chairmen of companies - the signatories of the ‘Agreement for Safety in the Construction Industry’ met in February in order to determine key areas of our further activities aimed at increasing occupational safety levels on our construction sites as well as rules for cooperation in this regard. Our common goal is ‘zero accidents’ on Polish construction sites.

On October 20, 2011 in Warsaw, an important meeting of seven building contractors was held - parties to the Agreement for Safety in Construction signed in August the previous year.




Go to gallery: "Signing of the Agreement on 26.08.2010." >


Go to Gallery: "Conference for subcontractors, 20.10.2011." >

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