WEA Guidelines are based on Acts and Executive Orders. They explain how the regulations are to be interpreted.
WEA Guidelines describe, among other things, how enterprises, etc. can plan and carry out their work, so as to ensure that the health and safety requirements are met. WEA Guidelines are not binding on the enterprises etc. but the Danish Working Environment Authority will take no further action if an enterprise has complied with the WEA Guidelines.
Assessment of working positions and movements
According to working environment legislation, working using unsuitable positions or movements must be avoided.
Classification of laboratories, production facilities
The Danish Working Environment Authority’s guidelines concern the classification of laboratories, glasshouses/growth-rooms, animal units, facilities, and the like (referred to as a "room" in these guidelines), where employees will be carrying out activities involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The guidelines also describe the requirements that the legislation stipulates for this.
Cooperation on health and safety at temporary or mobile work sites
These WEA Guidelines describe the special regulations that apply when organising cooperation on health and safety at temporary or mobile work sites in the building and construction industry. Special rules exist for precisely this sector because frequently there are particular working environment challenges at these work sites.
Floors and the risk of falls
These WEA guidelines are about why people fall on floors, including “trip and slip” incidents, as well as how to reduce the risk of falls.
Heavy workload and time pressure
These WEA Guidelines describe the most important duties you have as an employer in your preventive work with heavy workload and time pressure, and what you can do to fulfil these duties.
High emotional demands when working with people
These WEA guidelines describe the most important duties you have as an employer in your preventive work on high emotional demands when working with people, and what you can do to fulfil these duties.
Lifting, pushing and pulling
The WEA Guideline provides information about working environment rules for manual work, how to assess the risk when working manually, how to avoid or prevent the risk of damage to health due to manual work, deals with manual work with objects.
Notifying hazardous substances and materials
The most important rules concerning the notification of hazardous substances and materials to the Product Registry. This recommendation relates to when companies producing or importing hazardous substances or materials must notify them to the Product Registry.
This WEA guideline outlines the legal requirements a company's risk assessment (APV) must fulfil. The guidelines are intended both for employees and companies and include suggestions on how to carry out a risk assessment.
Risk assessment of genetic engineering research projects
These guidelines describe the risk assessment that must be prepared for all genetic engineering projects, testing and production.
Unclear and conflicting demands at work
These WEA Guidelines describe the most important work duties you have as an employer to prevent unclear or conflicting demands at work, and what you can do to fulfil these duties.
Work at height from ropes
The most important rules précising when the employer can let work at height be carried out from ropes and how work from ropes is organised and performed in a completely safe and healthy way.
Certificates of crane drivers
The most important rules precising when the employer should have certificates of crane drivers.
Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
The WEA-guidelines on how to interpret regulation contained in offshore safety legislation can be found at