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Managing construction health risks: Key points

Managing health risks is no different to managing safety risks. This page outlines the essential principles that you need to know.

Who does what?

The law places duties on all those involved in construction work.

Remember - ‘Everyone has a role to play’

Assess

You cannot properly control construction health risks without first having clear plans:

Remember - ‘Manage risk not lifestyles’

Control

Clear plans are no good if you do not act on them:

Remember - ‘Ill-health can be prevented’

Review

You may already have the right controls in place but are they all working?

Remember - ‘Control the risks not the symptoms’

Updated 2020-09-07