Organisation for Prevention of Occupational Hazards in the Construction Industry

OPPBTP is the French Professional Agency for Risk Prevention in Building and Civil Engineering (BCE). Its mission is to advise, train and inform companies in this sector on the prevention of work-related accidents and occupational safety, and improve working conditions.

Thanks to its network of 340 members across 16 agencies in France, OPPBTP supports companies in risk-analysis within their profession, with a complete documentation offer, and in implementing training plans.

OPPBTP offers companies services and training courses tailored to their needs. On its website www.preventionbtp.fr, there are various publications, practical tools and guidance sheets readily available to help companies in their risk prevention management.

Prevention in the construction industry, in numbers

Prevention is improving thanks to the mobilisation of businesses in the construction industry

Members have remained highly active in the area of prevention, and the results are all the more remarkable in the context of the economic crisis. Despite these difficulties, companies have managed to protect jobs and there is real progress to acknowledge.

Prevention of accidents and illness in the construction industry

Many construction industry businesses completed a DUER* (risk assessment document). The INRS (National Institute for Research and Safety) highlighted the fact that the construction industry is more active in the area of prevention that any other sector: 87% of the companies in the construction industry that were consulted (139) had indeed completed theirrisk assessment documentation.
(Source:LH2 2011 study).


The organisation had a 41% unaided brand awareness rate in 2013.
(Source: LH2 2013 study)



Regarding transport risks, the construction industry is the only sector that did not see its results deteriorate.
In 2013, the frequency rate (number of accidents with sick leave for 1000 staff) decreased by 4.5% compared to 2012.

The professionals continued to train. Constructys noted that between 2007 and 2013 the number of professionals who benefited from a training course increased by 27 %, whilst staff numbers are down 10 % since 2009.

A drop in the claims rate

The rate of claims in the construction industry is improving every year and some good figures are once again to be acknowledged. Marine Jeantet explained: "In particular the decrease in the number of accidents in the workplace with compensation, which started in 2008 and which is continuing to drop with a new decrease of 6.6%. These results are even more impressive when you take into account the fact that staff numbers only decreased by 1.6% between 2012 and 2013, after having levelled off between 2009 and 2012 and a continuous and uninterrupted growth of staff for several years before that.



-14.63% new and permanent disabilities


Drop of 14.74% of the frequency rate


Decrease of 10.87% of the seriousness rate






(Source: CNAMTS – between 2009-2013)





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