Health and Safety Coordination at VW Construction Site in Poland
Posted on by Christina Strotmann
TÜV Rheinland manages the health and safety coordination at Volkswagen (VW) construction site in Poland. In Września – between Frankfurt Oder and Warsaw – the brand Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge is building a new factory. Occupational health and safety coordination and prevention plays a major role at the building site. We are proud that VW, as investor, has commissioned and authorized TÜV Rheinland Poland to manage safety surveillance.
Construction sites are among the most dangerous places for workers. Rife with risk, there are a number of injuries that can occur on the job. In order to prevent dangers like damages to health and goods,Volkswagen AG has commissioned TÜV Rheinland with the supervision and health and safety coordination of the construction of their new commercial vehicles plant in Poland.
The VW factory for the production of the successor model to the VW Crafter is being built on a site of 224 hectares in Wrzesnia near the western Polish city of Poznan. About 3,000 people will be employed in the new manufacturing facility which includes the body constructions, paint shop and assembly areas as well as a supplier park. Construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016.
At the peak of the construction project, around 2,000 people of all trades will be working on the construction site in Wrzesnia. Therefore, ensuring safe working conditions has the highest priority. The commissioning of TÜV Rheinland primarily comprises of the supervision and health and safety coordination of the health and security personnel of the various contractors employed on site. The occupational safety experts of our company will ensure that construction proceeds smoothly without any time lost arising from potential threats and accidents.
TÜV Rheinland is an experienced health and safety coordination partner
TÜV Rheinland was previously successful in a similar function in the construction of a Volkswagen plant in Mexico and an Audi plant in Hungary. (See reference case)
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“Building efficiently, economically and safely. With the HSE Management on Construction Sites programme from TÜV Rheinland.”