Inspectors visited businesses across the country to see what measures had been put in place to protect workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica, wood and flour dust.
Looking for evidence of businesses and their workers knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls, the HSE will use enforcement to make sure people are protected.
UKATA’s chief operating office, Craig Evans said:
“As a leading authority for asbestos training provision within the UK, we fully support this initiative by the HSE.
“Although 2019 marks twenty years since asbestos was banned in the UK, it is linked to around 5,000 deaths in the UK every year, of which 20 a week are attributed to tradespeople.”