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    HSE PLAN AND CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES 2020/21

    Appointed CDM 2015 Principal Designers remain focus of HSE inspections

    The HSE Board met on 18th March to consider the Business Plan 2020/21 which brings together the key HSE actions as the national regulator for health and safety. There are five themes:

    • Lead and engage with others to improve workplace health and safety;
    • Provide an effective regulatory framework;
    • Secure effective management and control of risk;
    • Reduce the likelihood of low frequency, high-impact catastrophic incidents; and
    • Enable improvement through efficient and effective deliver.

    These themes are consistent with previous years but with more context provided in the plan.

    Construction Sector Priorities

    HSE consider that construction remains a hazardous industry and whilst performance has improved the level of incidents and ill health remain high.

    Inspection activities undertaken by HSE in the construction sector will focus on:

    • SME Refurbishment – projects which involve small and medium sized enterprises carrying out building refurbishment work;
    • CDM 2015 Principal Designers – embedding the requirements of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 through targeted inspections of duty holders providing principal designer services;
    • Lung Disease – the prevention and control of occupational lung disease, especially that caused by asbestos and others dusts e.g. respirable crystalline silica (RCS); and
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders – the prevention and control of MSD e.g. by avoiding manual handling where practicable and managing residual risk with manual handling aids.

    In addition, the regulator will undertake a major health-focused initiative involving around 1,000 inspections during October – December 2020 covering a representational range of site types and activities.

     

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