The foundation members saw the objective of the association as the protection of the safety and health of all the contributors to a building project



In cooperation with the representatives of the various member countries ISHCCO issues recommendations to improve the training of the coordinators within the given legal framework.



ISHCCO attaches great importance to the harmonization of its training program (and ongoing refresher courses) for health and safety coordinators and supports them with appropriate technical means, applicable to all of Europe.


ISHCCO congratulates Italian member AIAS (Associazione professionale Italiana Ambiente e Sicurezza) who have struck gold this month with the presentation to them of the City of Milan's prestigious certificate of merit.

Awarded for over 40 years of continuous AIAS contributions towards the effective implementation of good safety, health, and environmental practices within Italy, we say well done to President Giancarlo Bianchi and his team for their ongoing work. Very richly deserved.

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ISHCCO NEWS – February 2017


2017 General Assembly Copenhagen Denmark


Details have been announced for our 2017 General Assembly to commence at 12.00 hours on the 31st March 2017, with a welcome reception and networking opportunity at the IDA Mødecenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1560 København V, Danmark


The programme issued to members has the formal meeting following at 13.30 hours, followed by a second and third session on Saturday, 1st April, 2017


Says ISHCCO President Richard Habgood “This year we will focus on Member’s Activity Reports, learn more about, and decide the next course of action for the ISHCCO Qualification Scheme as well as meet new supporters and sponsors to promote our modernization work to develop knowledge, skills, education and training for all construction safety health co-ordinators”.




IDA Mødecenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1560 Copenhagen

www. ida-moedecenter.ida.dk



Hotel Ansgar

Colbjoernsensgade 29, Vesterbro, 1652 V Copenhagen

Phone: 45 - 33 21 21 96 - Fax: 45 - 33 21 61 91





Using a special code that has already been issued to all member’s and their representatives, delegates and members who have not yet booked their accommodation are reminded that our chosen conference hotel is the Ansgar.


This cosy hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Central Station and is found close to Copenhagen’s main street, Strøget. It offers a furnished courtyard and free Wi-Fi. and is a short 950m/10-15 minute walk to the IDA Mødecenter on Kalvebod Brygge where the 2017 GA is to take place

The fashionable Vesterbro quarter is on Ansgar’s doorstep and offers an excellent mix of shopping, restaurants, nightlife and cultural attractions



EC Review of OSH Directives – NO NEWS YET about (possible changes to) 92/57/EEC


Published on 10th January the European Commission is to launch and conclude within two years a programme for removing or updating all outdated provisions of the Directives.


In a flurry of available documents the EC has confirmed that their three immediate and pressing activities will involve

  1. Stepping up the fight against all occupational cancers through legislation accompanied by increased guidance and awareness training
  2. Helping businesses, in particular micro enterprises, comply with with occupational safety and health rules
  3. Involving Member States and social partners to remove or update outdated rules and to refocus efforts that ensure better and broader protection, compliance and enforcement on the ground.


ISHCCO Executive Board needs your support

Following our 2016 General Assembly meeting in Paris, work for our new strategic growth and development programme has begun.

But we need volunteers.

Membership and Public Relations are top priorities with vacancies to share the load within the established working groups.

If you are interested then please volunteer your name to Erich Leschetizky, ISHCCO General Secretary, on erich.leschetizky@ishcco.org.

We will be delighted to hear from you.

Working for you February and March 2017


ISHCCO will be attending, be presenting or be observing at the following meetings: 

  • EWWF/ETUC Workshop - 8th February, Brussels
  • European Industry Day – 28th February, Brussels
  • Hilti Global Safety Conference - 21/22 March, Liechtenstein
  • EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign 22/23 March Brussels
  • IDA Arbejdsmiljø Presentation, 30th March 2017, Copenhagen





ISHCCO Members manage safety and health risk in construction


ISHCCO members, as co-ordinators, provide a meaningful purpose to ensure all stakeholders in a construction project respect the general principles of prevention


Adoption of these principles delivers a cascade of positive benefits to our communities

  • respect for each other's role or task in hand
  • fewer accidents
  • fewer fatalities
  • lower social costs arising from long term ill health
  • getting right first time = lower production costs
  • a return on investment approaching 2.2






Image 1 © Martin Morales / EU-OSHA

Image 2 © ILO International Labour Organisation

Image 3 © montgomeryschoolsmd.org

ISHCCO members ensure that all stakeholders in a construction project


  • Work well together
  • Plan ahead
  • Manage and

co-ordinate their activities

  • Monitor and review activities
  • Record information for future use

ISHCCO supports






Workplaces for

All Ages Campaign

"promoting a sustainable working life"


and is a partner of


European Network of Safety & Health

Professional Organisations



  • Speaking for approximately 70,000 individual safety and health construction technicians and managers acting as co-ordinators to improve the ultimate aim of Directive 92/57/EC to improve and promote the wellbeing of workers and all those that may be affected by work at a temporary or mobile construction site.
  • Want to know more?
  • Want to know who represents co-ordinators within your country?
  • Are you interested in becoming a co-ordinator with the knowledge skills, competence, and experience levels introduced by ISHCCO to meet the requirements of European Qualification Framework Standards 5, 6, and 7?


further details from



c/o Forum da Vinci, 4-6 Bd. Grande Duchesse Charlotte,

L-1330 Luxembourg

Telephone 44 1675 470 450



www.ishcco.org                                 info@ishcco.org


ISHCCO is supported by



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ISHCCO members and ISHCCO sponsors working together to create a sustainable environment for good practice in construction health and safety risk management

Our members & sponsors

Our Sponsors


Our Members

Members ISHCCO (International Safety and Health Construction Coordinators Organization) are from different combinations of health and safety coordinators of the member countries of the EU and, indirectly, all their members.

According to the latest survey, currently ISHCCO defend the interests of over 50,000 coordinators in at least 14 European countries.


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Nevertheless, A+A is vast and the astonishing variety of safety products on show make it well worth a visit between 5 and 8 November.
The long march through the eight halls of the Messe exhibition centre (it’s best to wear comfortable shoes) takes visitors past duplex stands the size of tennis courts, where global corporations show off the fruit of their research laboratories’ efforts.

In a handful of areas dedicated to Far Eastern suppliers, the scale suddenly diminishes; the narrow aisles and compact stands in these zones are reminiscent of a bazaar or indoor market, combining the prosaic with the exotic: tanneries display full hides ready for cutting into safety shoe uppers; a young woman plays the guqin (an ancient stringed instrument) in front of a display of nitrile gloves.

Though German businesses populate around a third of the 1500-plus exhibition stands, the People’s Republic of China will fill more than 250 in 2013, partly reflecting the fact the Messe owners organise a safety show in China too, giving them plenty of chances to sign up firms eager for a slice of the European market.

UK suppliers will take up around 60 stands, mostly in Hall 6, with some familiar names on show. Look out for Oxfordshire helmet and eyewear specialist JSP at stand G37, respiratory and head protection maker Centurion at G73 and gas monitoring expert Crowcon at J24. Among the well-known multinational manufacturers at the event will be Scott Safety (Hall 6, A51), Dupont (Hall 5, A40), 3M (Hall 6, E39), Pyramex (Hall 3, C91) and Honeywell (Hall 4, D57).

Fashion events run throughout the days in a theatre in Hall 4, where troupes of dancers and models parade everything from safety boots to chemical protection suits with a flair that would not disgrace a Paris show.

There will also be a series of wearable technologies events in Hall 9, showing off prototypes of merged electronics and clothing, such as emergency services uniforms with built in sensors to monitor the wearers’ vital signs and garments with integrated lighting or communications devices.

Hall 10 will feature a special zone dedicated to ergonomic design in offices and factories, focusing on “human/machine interfaces” and preventing musculoskeletal disorders. In Hall 7a there will be exhibitions, lectures and live demos on working with hazardous substances, fire protection and disaster management.

Healthy preoccupation
Trade fair organisers know their potential visitors’ jobs involve more than just procurement and are keen to offer educational seminars alongside the commercial offerings as an added draw. A+A is no exception and this year’s show features a congress programme on 6, 7 and 8 November, in meeting space beside Hall 3, coordinated by the German Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health and incorporating sessions organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The conference is headed Make it visible: occupational diseases — recognition, compensation and prevention. The ILO says a multidisciplinary effort involving government, employers and workers is needed to end the “invisibility” of occupational ill health.
Sessions will be held in German or English and will mix examination of national and international policy with workplace level case studies.
The English seminars on the first day include a review of the ILO and World Health Organisation’s global programme to end silicosis and asbestos related disease, plus an unspecified country’s case study on preventing asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Other sessions will focus on emerging occupational diseases, preventing musculoskeletal disorders and controlling stress and psychosocial problems.

One presentation on the second day promises to be a study of a new legal requirement to risk assess psychosocial factors in another unnamed EU state. Most of the conference’s remaining English seminars on the Thursday concentrate on legal frameworks, inspection and enforcement across the EU.

There are also two sector specific conference seminars, on safety in transport on6 November and in construction on 8 November, outside the main conference, organised by the International Safety and Health Construction Coordinators Organisation

ISHCCO president Richard Habgood is speaking on changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations at this year’s International Institute of Risk and Safety Management conference in association with Health and Safety at Work (see page 18).
A+A 2013 is open from 9am to 6pm at the Messe, Düsseldorf. Day tickets cost €20 in advance and the congress day tickets are €120.

Planes fly direct from most major UK airports and there is a regular bus service between Düsseldorf airport and the Messe.
Travellers who want to avoid leaving the ground can travel by train, changing in London, Brussels and Cologne.

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