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Visit at the Danish Working Environment Authority

On 27 June 2019, in the framework of the bilateral cooperation agreement, the delegation of the National Labour Inspectorate visited the Danish Working Environment Authority (DWEA). The main topic of the meeting was the posting of workers to the territories of both countries and the cooperation of national labour inspectorates serving as liaison institutions.


The Polish delegation presented the issues related to the posting of workers in the context of the inspection and supervision activities conducted by the National Labour Inspectorate in 2017-2018 and discussed information exchange via liaison offices in Poland and Denmark. The Danish labour inspectorate presented, among others, the main points of the political agreement, adopted this year, on the labour inspection’s priorities in the next 3 years.

Additionally, the meeting participants exchanged their experience as regards inspection of employment legality of foreigners in both countries. Having discussed the issue of accidents at work of Polish nationals, which took place in the territory of Denmark, both sides agreed on the need to introduce procedures of information exchange in this area based on the existing Polish and Danish legal provisions on reporting accidents at work.

The Polish labour inspectorate was represented by: Wiesław Łyszczek, Chief Labour Inspector and Bogdan Drzastwa, Deputy Chief Labour Inspector. The Polish delegation also included: Jarosław Leśniewski, Director of the Legality of Employment Department at the Chief Labour Inspectorate and Teresa Jastrzębska, chief specialist at the International Relations Unit. The invitation to Denmark was extended by Director General Søren Kryhlmand, who was accompanied during the meeting by his colleagues – Vibe Westh, Deputy Director General, Katrine Wied Christensen, Head of Division at the Working Environment Advisory Centre and Dorte Harning, special adviser.