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CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL CARD. Spanish Construction Sector by Enrique Corral


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CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL CARD. Spanish Construction Sector by Enrique Corral

  1. 1. Construction Professional Card CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL CARD Spanish Construction Sector Enrique Corral Managing Director
  2. 2. Construction Professional Card Background The Foundation is a non-profit paritarian organization, created by virtue of the National Collective Agreement in 1992. Its Board is composed of:  26 members on behalf of the trade unions.  26 members on behalf of the organizations.
  4. 4. Financial resources Construction Professional Card +80,000 companies pay an annual levy / contribution
  5. 5. Construction Professional Card Origin of the Construction Professional Card II Construction Industry Collective Agreement 1997 Law 32/2006 IV Construction Industry Collective Agreement 2007 Cartilla Profesional Necessary OHS Training Prevention training programmes
  6. 6. Companies willing to work at construction sites as contractors or subcontractors, will have to accredit that:  They have:  Human resources at both managerial and productive level , having passed the necessary prevention training.  A suitable prevention organization according to the OHS Law.  They are (Ministry of Labour). Construction Professional Card Obligations set up Law 32/2006
  7. 7. Obligations set up The IV Construction Industry Collective Agreement established:  OSH training programmes.  An accreditation system. Construction Professional Card IV Construction Industry Collective Agreement
  8. 8. Construction Professional Card First level: initial OSH training. Second level: specific OSH training. Two levels of Occupational Safety & Health training According to the National Construction Industry Collective Agreement: Spanish legal framework
  9. 9. Construction Professional Card Minimum training in OS&H required to work in the construction sector (8-hour long) Initial OSH training To identify the most frequent risks at the worksite. To implement the necessary preventive measures. : Acquiring the competences:
  10. 10. Construction Professional Card Specific OSH training  Depending on the types of works developed.  There are 26 courses, covering construction trades and crafts: bricklayer, coffin carpenter, iron specialist, electrician, railway worker, etc. Focused on the specific job / occupation of every worker:
  11. 11. Construction Professional Card Construction Professional Card  Training on safety and health.  Experience in the construction sector.  Professional qualification. A card that endorses:
  12. 12. Construction Professional Card Construction Professional Card The Supreme Court of Justice in 2010, erased the compulsory nature of TPC card for employees working in construction companies, which was foreseen from January 1st, 2012. Compulsory Vs Voluntary But this elimination does not concern the S&H training programmes set by the collective agreement, which are still mandatory. Even though TPC card is based on a voluntary scheme, +700.000 TPC cards have been issued.
  13. 13. On-line certification Construction Professional Card
  14. 14. On-time information Construction Professional Card
  15. 15. Access for companies Construction Professional Card  OSH training of workers.  Make it easer the inscription in the .  Easy records query.  Avoiding of falsifications.
  16. 16. Accidents at work Construction Professional Card 0 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 14.000 16.000 0 50.000 100.000 150.000 200.000 250.000 300.000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Accidents Accident incidence rate (10^5)
  17. 17. Construction Professional Card Enrique Corral @CorralEnrique