HSE begins the latest construction inspection initiative across London with focus on asbestos

The HSE has begun the latest construction inspection initiative across London.

The inspection initiative is running until 17 February and will target London construction sites, primarily focusing on risks to health, particularly working with asbestos.

The inspections will be looking at the measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease when carrying out common construction tasks.

These inspections will be the first time the regulator has targeted the industry with a specific focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease, looking at the measures businesses have in place to protect their workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica and wood dust.

Inspectors will be visiting construction businesses and sites across the country throughout October and will specifically be looking for evidence of construction workers knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls, and if necessary will use enforcement to ensure people are protected.

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You can view guidance on the HSE’s construction website and keep up to date by signing up to their construction eBulletin.