Every week, workers in the construction industry develop serious lung diseases that can have a devastating impact on them and their families. During June, HSE will be carrying out a health inspection initiative focusing on the respiratory risks to construction workers from exposure to dust. The initiative aims to support industry by raising awareness of health issues in relation to dust exposure to improve the long-term health of those working in construction.  It is part of HSE’s wider-phased, strategic plan developed to improve health within the construction industry.

Rights and responsibilities when working on a construction site

Employers: Regardless of the size of your business, you have a legal responsibility to protect workers’ health.

Plan jobs to eliminate the risks from dust where you can. Otherwise, use measures to control dust and minimise the risk.

Construction workers: Don’t gamble with your future health by taking unnecessary risks today. Talk to your employer about the risks from dust and how to avoid them.

Managing dust in construction| FREE GUIDE

FIS Associate Member Citation has put together this exclusive guide, to help ensure FIS members are ready for an inspection. They cover the basics of what generates dust and how to access and control risk, plus a quick checklist to make sure you’ve covered all your responsibilities.