The European Demolition Association, EDA, is publishing this page aware of the serious impact (on health, families, society and economy) caused by the COVID-19 (Corona Virus).
Sources of information
EDA recommends, to our members and the general public. to be very careful, access reliable sources of information and follow the official recommendations of the health authorities.
As a general reference, we suggest the following:
- World Health Organization (WHO): practical information and updates
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA): Guidance for the workplace
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): News and publications
- European Commission (EC): Coronavirus response
We encourage everyone to visit the website of the Public Authorities in each country or region, to access the official recommendations and practical information about this pandemic scenario.
We also advise every company at a national level to visit the website of the respective national demolition association/federation for updated information in each Member State:
As the situation changes quickly in this unprecedented situation, EDA will update this page with additional information, throughout the next days.
Thanks to all the health professionals
The European Demolition industry, represented by EDA, would like to acknowledge the work of the health professionals, medical doctors, nurses and all the staff working in hospitals or health facilities, to take care of everyone already sick.
We, the thousands of entrepreneurs and workers involved in our trade, from Europe and all parts of the world, would like to thank them for their work, courage and dedication.
We would also like to express our gratitude and thank everyone involved in the care of those in need, for risking their health to help and care for others.
EDA has released the following documents:
- Brief statement: EDA recommends Safety First – 25/03/20
- Complete statement: EDA recommends Safety First – 25/03/20-19
As the operations of our trade are, generally, part of the construction sector, EDA publicly supports the statement and requests made by the European Construction Industry Federation, FIEC, to the European Commission in support of the construction industry.
We are open
The offices of the EDA Secretariat will remain open, as long as possible, during the normal hours, but with limited availability of personnel, since most of the Secretariat team will be working remotely.