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Sector plan for health and safety in construction

The construction sector ranges from large, high-profile projects to small-scale works by the self-employed. Around 2.2 million people work in the sector, representing around 7% of the GB workforce.

The industry contributes around £97 billion to the economy and is dominated by smaller firms with around 84% having no employees and another 14% having 9 or fewer workers.

The plan

This plan covers the current position, priorities and what HSE will do to help Great Britain work well.

Updated 2017-09-14