Marc Brady’s webinar is a really important one if you want to be ready. Who knows when the HSE will visit? Tick all the boxes with our help.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) started its latest construction inspection initiative in October 2018. This initiative is focusing on health, in particular the measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease caused by asbestos, silica, wood and other dusts when carrying out common construction tasks.
What are they looking for?
HSE inspectors will be looking to ensure those involved with construction projects know the risks, properly plan their work and use the right controls. Where poor standards are found, enforcement action will be taken.
Priority is often given to safety but thousands more workers suffer ill-health at work than are harmed by at-work accidents. Asbestos and dust are ‘slow killers’. HSE estimates that annually there are around 8,000 work-related cancer deaths a year. The construction industry accounts for around 3,500 of these with asbestos and silica the major causes. Construction businesses and workers need to be aware of how dangerous and hazardous to someone’s health such substances can be.
How can Health & Safety Xpert 2019 help?
Health & Safety Xpert 2019 is already geared up to assist you ensuring you are ready for a potential inspection from the HSE with Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments and Toolbox Talks already covering the HSE’s October focus on dust/asbestos (the silent killers). You’ll soon be inspection-ready!