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Managing construction health risks: Review

Having the right controls in place at the start of your work does not mean that they will always continue to be effective. This page gives an overview of what you need to do to review your controls and how you need to do it.

What and how

Are your controls all working properly? When were they last checked? Are they always used when needed? Is the health risk still being controlled? There are a number of things that you can do to answer these questions:

Remember – ‘Control the risk, not the symptoms’. Monitoring and health surveillance programmes are not enough on their own. While they are an important part of managing health risks, the first priority is to stop people being exposed to the risk in the first place.

Updated 2020-09-07