Studying and proposing regulations relating to all aspects of health, safety, hygiene, public order and protecting the environment, including at work; protecting people and property and monitoring how the relevant legislation is applied
The Technical Commission for Health, Safety and Environmental Protection intervenes with regard to building work, the fitting out, alterations to and the opening or operating of:
- Buildings, establishments or premises for industrial, commercial, artisanal, professional, administrative, charitable or cultural use
- Car parks
- Warehouses containing dangerous materials
- Premises that are open to the public or receive the public
- Buildings used as dwellings that are over 50 metres in height
- Equipment and procedures that could cause a nuisance or pollution, create risks for people, or produce rubbish or waste products that are unsuitable for processing in public treatment plants or are harmful to the environment
Stipulating how technical methods or measures should be applied
These measures make it possible to:
- Prevent, avoid, reduce and combat pollution and nuisance
- Take action against problems with building work, the fitting out, alterations to and the opening and operating of premises mentioned above and generally with regard to all building sites
- Plan for and facilitate access for people with reduced mobility
- Ensure that special events, whether on a regular basis or not, such as shows, exhibitions, fairs and other public events, meet the basic requirements for health, safety and environmental protection
- Check that dangerous materials are transported in the correct manner
- As well as any task referred to it by the Ministry of External Relations concerning the Principality of Monaco's international commitments
Area of Action
The Commission advises on the following areas:
- In the area of health and safety at work - on appeals against orders by the Labour Inspectorate
In this respect, it is required to share its deliberations with two union representatives: one employer's representative and one worker's representative.
- In the area of health risks linked to housing referred by the Department of Health Affairs
- In the area of natural and technological risks
However, the Technical Commission for Health, Safety and Environmental Protection may be given other tasks by the State if required.
How it Operates - Visits
The Commission meets periodically when convened by its President.
To carry out the tasks with which it is entrusted, the Commission undertakes periodical or unannounced on-site visits to relevant premises and facilities. If necessary, it delegates this task to a sub-committee composed of at least two members.
After each visit, the sub-committee writes a report setting out recommendations for health and safety at work and food hygiene.