Information about COVID-19


The Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers, IACDS, is publishing this page aware of the serious impact (on health, families, society and economy) caused by the COVID-19 (Crown virus).

The stage and the response to this pandemic are very diverse in world. Most of the countries have advised specific protection measures, which also apply to our trade, without stopping strategic operations.

The picture in the concrete drilling and sawing industry is confusing and varies from country to country, and the impact of the pandemic is still unknown.

On this page you will find links to information provided by drillings and sawing associations, relevant industry news, important policy information and other associated information. The page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Official documentation at international level

Information from national drillings and sawing associations

Links for national ssociations and other organizations where the information is frequently updated according to the new measures implemented by each country.


Official information about Covid from Autrian Government
Official information about legar repercussions from Austrian Ministry of Health.


French Building Federation – Communications about COVID 
French Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, INRS – Comunications about COVID 
Official information about Covid from French Government
Guide de préconisations de sécurité sanitaire pour la continuité des activités des activités de la construction en période d’épidémie de Coronavirus COVID-19
Plan de continuité des activités
Aspects pratiques pour les entreprises de Bâtiment (FFB)
Les obligations des employeurs pour proteger la sante de ses salaries face au virus


Official information from German Ministry of Health, with links to legal and economic effect of the pandemic<
Official information from German Public Health Institute Robert Koch Institut
Official information from BG BAU


Official information about Covid from Japanese Government
Official information from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


AEDED – Official information about COVID
(This link also include guidelines for construction world and the action in the workplace in relation to the coronavirus)


Official information from Swedish Public Health Agency of Sweden


Official information about Covid from Swiss Government



Official information about Covid from UK Government


CSDA – Communications about COVID <
Official information from U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA Enforcement Response Plan to protect workers


Official information about Covid from Swiss Government


Reference documentation from associations linked to the construction sector

As the operations of our trade are, generally, part of the construction sector, IACDS publicly supports the statement and requests made by other organizations:


Recommendations and acknowledgements

Sources of information

IACDS recommends to our partners and the general public, seek out accurate and reliable sources of information and follow the official recommendations of the health authorities.

As a general reference, we suggest the following:

In these times marked by uncertainty, IACDS advises everyone to visit the official websites of public authorities, depending on their country and region.

IACDS will publish and update the information on this page, to inform you of changes.


Thank you all the health professionals

The European Water Jetting Institute would like to express the gratitude to the different health professionals -doctors, warders and all the professionals who work in hospitals and health centres- for the role they are playing in attending to all the patients and stopping the curve.

In the same way, we want to recognize the value and courage of all those professionals who are caring for the sick or needy people.


We are open

The offices of the IACDS Secretariat will remain open, as long as possible, during the normal hours, but with limited availability of personnel, since most of the Secretariat team will be working remotely.