Night construction site

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Night construction site on the A 485 near Giessen in 2016

A night construction site is a construction site that is carried out during the "low-traffic period" . A distinction is made between night construction sites in road traffic and rail traffic .

Night construction site in road traffic

According to RSA-95, night construction sites are mainly set up on federal motorways in order to carry out work on the central guardrail , on the lane or on the hard shoulder. They represent a nocturnal continuation of daytime construction sites , but require a significantly lower speed limit than daylight construction sites in the course of occupational safety . You must with warning devices such as mobile " warning trailers with flashing arrow" and retroreflective sheeting at least retroreflective Class RA2 according to DIN 67520 and warning signs instead of traffic cones are backed up.

Night construction site at the railroad

A night construction site with work that cannot be postponed (with grinding or welding work or other work using a construction train with at least floodlights ) will be set up at the railway , which must be specially secured in accordance with the Railway Construction and Operating Regulations (EBO). she must

  • have a safety train and be specially marked for workers with safety vests
  • As a rule, they have a gang warning system (with or without a warning horn), but at least one warning post that signals an approaching train by means of a horn and differentiates between the type of train based on the number of horn signals .
  • While the flashing lights are switched on, workers must clear the route and they can only continue their work on the construction site when these flashing lights go out

Norms and standards

The following laws, ordinances and technical rules may have to be observed:

Individual evidence

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  2. Wormuth Schneider: Building encyclopedia. Bauwerk Verlag, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-89932-159-3 , p. 31.