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22 Sep 20211 minute read

HSE to run site inspection blitz across Britain

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HSE to run site inspection blitz across Britain

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is set to carry out site inspections across Great Britain, starting from 4 October 2021.

HSE is focusing on the respiratory risks to construction workers from exposure to dust. Every week, workers develop lung diseases that can be severe and cause an early death.

HSE has provided extensive information about the risks of dust exposure on site for employers, construction workers, and small builders. This includes clarification on rights, roles and responsibilities.

HSE’s chief inspector of construction, Sarah Jardine, said: “Around 100 times as many workers die from diseases caused or made worse by their work than are actually killed in construction accidents. 

“Our inspection initiatives ensure that inspectors are able to speak to duty holders and visit sites to look at the kind of action businesses in the construction industry are taking right now to protect their workers’ health, particularly when it comes to exposure to dust and damage to lungs. These are mature health challenges that the industry ought to be managing effectively." 

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