Starting this week, HSE inspectors will be visiting sites across the UK focusing on controlling dust. Do you know the risks, how to plan your work and use the right controls?
Annually, around 3,000 workers in the UK construction sector suffer with “breathing and lung problems” they believe have been caused or made worse by their work.
That’s why over the next few weeks, HSE will be concentrating on industries such as construction where occupational lung diseases, including in some cases occupational cancers, are more common.
Inspectors will be visiting businesses across the country to see what measures have been put in place to protect workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica, wood, and flour dust. They will be looking for evidence of businesses and their workers knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls. Where necessary, HSE will use enforcement to make sure people are protected.
Dust in the construction industry can impact every person in the workplace and on-site, including workers and additional contractors that are unable to control the risk.
Call us on 0161 926 8519 us to make sure you have the correct control measures in place or book an appointment.