The main causes of injury are:

The main causes of occupational ill health are:

Industry specific guidance

Respiratory risks from cutting or breaking concrete

Concrete can contain large amounts of crystalline silica. Cutting or breaking up concrete can produce airborne respirable crystalline silica (RCS). RCS is hazardous and causes silicosis, a serious lung disease causing permanent disability and early death.

Further information on how to reduce the risks can be found in:

Pre stressing concrete

Further information on the significant risks involved with the activity of stressing concrete is available.

Strategy and targets

The Concrete Targets CT2015 scheme is an industry-wide programme to continue the improvements already made by the previous Concrete Targets Schemes. Download the brochure and complete the pledge form.

The CT2015 Commitment:

Updated: 2021-11-02