HSE Summer Inspection Initiative

The HSE has announced that its inspectors will be carrying out inspections focusing on dust control over the Summer.

The HSE will be focusing on industries such as construction, woodworking and food manufacturing where the risk of occupational lung diseases is higher.

Inspectors will be visiting companies to check what control measures have been put in place to protect workers from asbestos, silica, wood and flour dust.  They will be looking for evidence that businesses and their employees know the risks, plan their work accordingly and use the right control measures.

The HSE website is a useful resource for further information on this topic and more information can be found here: