The German employers' liability insurance association for the construction industry (Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft, or BG BAU for short) is the body responsible for statutory accident insurance for the building trades and construction-related services in Germany. According to its articles of association, the duties of the BG BAU include promoting occupational safety and protecting health in business operations throughout the construction sector.
To this end, the BG BAU works according to the principle of "prevention before compensation" — since foresight is better than hindsight. Ultimately, even small acts of negligence on and around the construction site can result in severe injuries. With the aid of occupational safety premiums, the BG BAU aims to help companies equip their staff with products to protect their health.
This page explains how you can obtain these occupational safety premiums, the conditions that need to be met, the amounts that are available and the answers to numerous other questions you may have.
Who can apply for a grant from the BG BAU?
What kind of amounts should you expect?
Step by step: How to obtain BG BAU funding
You can obtain a BG BAU occupational safety premium for the following products