Combined Interference Risk Assessment Report (DUVRI)
The Combined Interference Risk Assessment Report (referred to in Italian as the DUVRI) is a requirement introduced by Italian occupational health and safety law (art. 26 of Legislative Decree 81/2008, as amended). When work is carried out by an external contractor or self-employed professional, the Employer of the contracting company (or the person acting on his/her behalf) must assess any risks generated by interference between activities conducted simultaneously at the workplace, and promote cooperation and coordination between the companies involved in order to protect the health and safety of workers. The Combined Interference Risk Assessment Report must specify the measures adopted to eliminate such risks or, where that is not possible, to reduce the risks to a minimum.
The Combined Interference Risk Assessment Report must be attached to the work or service contract, otherwise the contract will be void. It only needs to specify any risks of interference between activities that could arise during the actual performance of the contract. The measures taken to eliminate specific risks arising from the activities of each contractor or self-employed worker do not have to be specified.
The purpose of the Combined Interference Risk Assessment Report is to:
- formalise the Contracting party’s commitment to promote cooperation and coordination between PoliTO and the external contractor;
- identify the risks of interference between activities and the necessary preventive and protective measures in order to eliminate these or reduce them to a minimum;
- estimate any interference-related costs, i.e., the costs of ensuring the correct and effective management of risks arising from interference between activities;
- provide contractors with details about existing risks in the areas of PoliTO where they will be working and about the preventive and emergency measures to be implemented, so that they, in turn, can adequately inform their workers.