Work safely in the RAI | RAI Amsterdam


During setup and breakdown periods RAI Amsterdam is only accessible with a valid setup and breakdown badge. Everyone who wishes to be granted access to the halls during these periods must pre-register online.

Read more about the RAI Amsterdam General Access Policy.

Build-up and breakdown

The logistics and working methods related to the build-up and breakdown of stands are especially dynamic. It is vital that all safety regulations are observed to prevent accidents and incidents. Standbuilders and suppliers have to find their way in a complex working environment during build-up and breakdown together with organisers, exhibitors and RAI employees.

RAI Amsterdam complies with Dutch laws and regulations, and accepts responsibility by means of clear and carefully considered rules that are understandable and attainable for all. The goal is to create a ‘safe and hospitable RAI’ where all target groups can carry out their work safely and responsibly. In addition, the RAI aims to take into account changing perceptions regarding safety.

Please read our safe working practices policy

The safety rules

Safe Working Practices manual

Our goal is to create a hospitable environment with an enhanced emphasis on safety and increased awareness of the issue. The Safe Working Practices Manual applies to everyone who has occasion to be in or near RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. The manual is a ‘living; document, in other words a document that will be periodically updated and upgraded.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your contact at RAI Amsterdam if you have any questions or send an e-mail to

Safe working practices manual

Permit to work safely

In order to identify the risks that certain activities entail, it is important that activities are registered.This concerns work that is carried out on behalf of the RAI, such as work on/on the roof, technical installations, confined spaces, conversion, renovation, expansion of other building-related work and/or working at heights.

By means of a permission work, we know exactly which work takes place where and when. Applying for this work permit is mandatory for the aforementioned activities.

Permission for work