HSE visiting construction sites across GB throughout October 2021
Sites of all types and sizes, from domestic refurbishments to major commercial new builds will be visited to check that appropriate measures are in place to protect workers’ lung health from exposure to dust.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety is committed to improving the health of workers in the construction industry. Dust can kill which is why this year HSE is focussing on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease.
HSE inspectors will look at the way work is designed and planned, and the measures in place to protect workers from harmful exposure to dust.
Employers have a legal responsibility to protect the health of their workers.