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Occupational Health and Safety

Arbejdstilsynet, Danish Working Environment Authority

Health and safety cooperation

In all companies, health and safety work must be carried out in a collaboration between employers, managers and other employees. If a company has 10 employees or more, a health and safety organisation must be established. Special rules apply to temporary or mobile work sites.

Responsibilities of the employer

The employer has a duty to make sure that a health and safety organisation is set up, to facilitate the election of health and safety representatives, and to ensure that supervisors are appointed.

The employer is responsible for:

  • ensuring that collaboration in the health and safety organisation is established and developed.

  • ensuring that the health and safety organisation has the necessary foundation to carry out its work in a satisfactory manner.

  • informing members of the health and safety organisation on all matters related to health and safety.

  • ensuring that annual health and safety discussions are held.

  • ensuring that members of the health and safety organisation have time to carry out their tasks.

  • ensuring that employees can be in regular contact with the health and safety organisation.

  • ensuring that health and safety representatives and supervisors complete the mandatory health and safety training, and that they are offered supplementary training.

Read more about health and safety work at companies:

Requirements for health and safety cooperation (Workplacedenmark.dk)

Updated 10.05.2021
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