General

In the menu below you will find frequently asked questions and answers on the purchase of login code(s) and the operation of the GPI. If you are not sure which GPI you need, please contact your client or employer. If your question is not listed, please contact us.

GPI stands for General site safety instruction (Generieke Poortinstructie in Dutch). On this website you can follow 3 GPIs: the GPI B&U (for residential and non-residential building sites), the GPI Infra (for groundwork, road, rail and hydraulic engineering) and the GPI Installation (for installers and engineers working on B&U, Infra Projects and projects for existing construction).

The GPI has been mandatory since 1 April 2019 at the construction sites of the participating construction and installation companies within the GCVB. From that date, all (main) contractors, subcontractors, (temporary) employees of subcontractors and suppliers who carry out work on the construction site (after passing the safety instruction board) must have their GPI for all projects in order to gain access to the construction site. At the gate it is checked whether an employee is in possession of a GPI certificate (B&U, Infra, Installation).

If you only come to visit (always under supervision), you do not have to follow the GPI. It is advisable, in addition to following the instructions of your supervisor, to then preview the 'Safety instruction for visitor construction site' on the safety risks and safety rules on the construction site. You can find this instruction on the homepage of this website (click on ‘Home’ and ‘I am a visitor’). After viewing you can download and sign a form stating that you have seen the Security instruction for visitors.

The GPI is mandatory as soon as you enter the construction site or a fenced area (traffic barrier) (this is usually indicated by a sign with safety instructions). The GPI is not required for delivery outside the gate of the construction site.

Yes. Everyone who performs work (short- or long-term) on a construction site must have a GPI certificate. Delivering goods, loading and unloading are also (risky) activities. In addition, many incidents such as collision occur. Everyone must contribute to improving the safety culture. Each GPI-certificate gives you access to every GPI-construction site. Follow the GPI that best fits your work.

Yes. Everyone who performs work (short- or long-term) on a construction site must have a GPI certificate. Preparing work, consulting, advising and coordinating are also activities. Everyone must contribute to improving the safety culture. You may also have an example function in this. Each GPI-certificate gives you access to every GPI-construction site. Follow the GPI that best fits your work.

Are you an employee at a company (or a temporary worker)? Then your employer (or temporary employment organization) is responsible for buying login codes. Go to your supervisor. Are you self-employed? Then buy a login code yourself. A login code costs € 8,75 (ex. VAT). With this login code you have a maximum of three attempts to complete the test for the chosen GPI. Under the order amount of € 100, - excluding VAT (from 12 login codes) you can only pay with iDEAL (only in NL) or credit card. Above that paying on invoice is also possible. Login codes are valid for a year (12 months).

The GPIs are supplementary to VCA. The GPIs are safety instructions to gain access to a construction site, VCA is an extensive safety instruction. There is an overlap between the topics, but the details are different. The purpose of the GPI is to improve awareness about safety risks at the construction site and working safely in a uniform manner.

Everyone who performs work on a construction site must have a GPI certificate. Also borrowed and loaned employees. Your employer pays for your GPI certificate. Your employer is the person with whom you are on the payroll. For temporary workers this therefore is not necessarily the organization for whom you actually perform work. The main contractor is responsible for safety and access at the construction site. The main contractor will contractually require e.g. employment agencies to request a GPI certificate from the employees.