HSE (the Health and Safety Executive) will be visiting construction sites across the UK throughout Autumn 2021.
HSE are able to inspect sites they have not seen in the previous three months, and aim to visit sites of all types and sizes, they must however give reasonable notice in writing when they intend to carry out a formal inspection.
The HSE are the UK’s national regulator for workplace health and safety, committed to improving the health of construction workers. This year, HSE is especially 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. Because of the high risk, inspections will be more frequent.
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