Introduction to this document

Safety briefing - occupational health in construction work

In its Construction Division’s Plan of Work, the HSE announced that occupational health is one of its top priorities. Use our safety briefing to improve workers’ awareness of occupational health issues.

What’s covered?

Our briefing gives a hard hitting introduction and then outlines the nature of the health risks which are generally found on construction sites, including the risk control measures which workers are expected to abide by. Use the document as a short training session to ensure that workers understand what’s required of them and why. Principal contractors and employers are legally required to provide instruction and information to workers and this assists in fulfilling that obligation.