Annex 2: General prevention principles

Annex 2 to the Danish Working Environment Authority’s Executive Order no. 110 on the duties of project supervisors and consultants according to the Working Environment Act.

(Cf. article 6, part 2 of Council Directive 89/391/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work).

  1. Prevention of risks.
  2. Evaluation of risks that cannot be prevented.
  3. Combating risks at source.
  4. Adapting work to the worker, particularly with regard to workplace layout and choice of equipment, working and production methods, especially with regard to limiting monotonous work and work in a constant rhythm and to reduce the effects of such work on health.
  5. Regard to technical developments.
  6. Replacement of anything hazardous with something that is non- or less hazardous.
  7. Planning prevention to make it a cohesive part of the whole, within which prevention covers techniques, organising work, working conditions, social relationships and the effects of factors in the working environment.
  8. The adoption of measures for collective protection rather than for individual protection.
  9. Appropriate instruction of workers.