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EC launches Consultation on the Fitness Check for the Construction Sector

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On 29 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather the experience, views and opinions of stakeholders and the public on the impact of current EU legislation on the construction sector, with a questionnaire targeted at key procedures and issues affected by these legal instruments. The results will feed into the Fitness Check for the Construction Sector undertaken by the  Commission, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.


In particular, the open public consultation includes questions relating to the following EU legislative texts:


  • Construction Products Regulation (No 305/2011)
  • Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)
  • Services Directive (2006/123/EC)
  • Late Payments Directive (2011/7/EU)
  • Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)
  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU)
  • Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC)
  • Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/EU)
  • Renewable Energy Sources Directive (2009/28/EC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Framework Directive (89/391/EEC)
  • Directive on the Manual Handling of Loads (90/269/EEC)
  • Directive on Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites (92/57/EEC)
  • Asbestos Directive (2009/148/EC)
  • Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (2011/92/EU)


The Fitness Check is part of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). It involves a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of whether the current regulatory framework is proportionate and fit for purpose, and delivering as expected. Specifically, it assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the abovementioned legislative framework.


Consultation deadline: 20 June 2016.



For further information or to reply to the questionnaire, please visit the relevant European Commission website: