HSE cracks down hard on dust

HSE’s inspectors across Great Britain are targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch. HSE dust checks will take place during a month-long inspection initiative, which begins on Monday 4 October 2021.

This year, inspections will focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease. As a result, inspectors will be looking at the control measures businesses have in place to protect workers’ lungs from construction dust, including silica, asbestos and wood dust.

In fact, this is part of HSE’s longer-term health and work strategy to improve health within the construction industry.

HSE is receiving support from the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) and Tier 1 industry contractors.

Read the full story here: Health and Safety Executive cracks down hard on dust | HSE Media Centre

For more information on the programme of inspections, visit the Work Right campaign website:  https://workright.campaign.gov.uk/campaigns/construction-dust/

About the Construction Dust Partnership

The Construction Dust Partnership is an industry collaboration involving many organisations. These include the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG).

The aim of the CDP is to raise awareness within the construction industry about lung diseases related to construction dust. The body also works to promote the appropriate controls to prevent these diseases.

CDP provides advice, information and guidance on why effective control measures should always be used. CDP has lots of free resources available online for companies to use.