Hazardous substances working group – G2

The working group ‘Hazardous substances in construction’ is meant to cover the most common dangerous components that may appear when carrying out any activity related to construction and with a special interest in those substances that may arise in demolition, dismantling and refurbishment activities. It is called G2 and it is coordinated by:

Mr Johan D’Hooghe



Construction and demolition waste are considered hazardous if, due to its characteristics, poses a serious direct risk to human health or the environment.

If waste is present in any of the following forms, its considered hazardous: inorganic chemicals, asbestos, PCBs and equipment contaminated with PCBs, lead, fluorescents, used hydrocarbons and oils, paints and solvents, impregnated rags, batteries, rimers and sealants, radioactive waste, etc.

The goal of this subgroup is to collect, prepare and share information related to the most usual hazardous substances that may appear in construction, demolition, dismantling or refurbishment sites.

It is also part of the scope of this group to foster debate and common work about the basic guidelines related to standardization and recommendations for working safely when there is a possibility of encountering dangerous substances.

The group is composed and coordinated by the member companies of the association and other related companies or entities, which wish to collaborate with EDI, are also invited to participate.
This working group has coordinated and participated in the following activities:

G2S1 – Asbestos

This subgroup was reactivated in 2021 because of the update of the European Directive on asbestos. It was coordinated by:

Mr. Nathanaël Cornet-Philippe


This working group has coordinated and participated in the following activities:

How to participate?

If you are interested in participating in this working group or any other follow this link.

Please note that specific rules apply to each working group/subgroup, depending on the phase of each project or the annual work plan.

The dates for the meetings and documentation of this working group are published in the meeting section.