Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in industry

Breathe Freely in Construction

The Construction Manager's Toolkit.

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This is a series of toolbox talks, checklists and a COSHH guide to help Managers in the Construction industry manage on-site risks and health hazards.

Toolbox Talks and Visual Standards

These will form a concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Visual standards demonstrate ‘what good looks like’. They are intended to reinforce expectations of health and safety standards.

Click on the image of the guide you wish to download each guide as a slideshow in Powerpoint format.

Site Checklists

These checklists will help you on site in managing workplace health risks in relation to the following:

  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Silica


They will help you to pinpoint weaknesses and give tips on things you need to be aware of or have in place.

How to use the checklists

Each checklist consists of a list of questions, a “help” column and sections for you to record your answers/notes and actions.

The “help” section is two fold. It contains comments to give more information about the questions. These comments can also be hidden *to show hyperlinks underneath. Click on any of these links and they will take you to more useful guidance.

The sheets can be printed with the comments or the hyperlinks showing.

* To turn the comments on or off go to View / Comments.


Site Checklist

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Site Checklist

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The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) are regulations which set down legal requirements about what employers need to do to minimize the risk to the health of their employees from exposure to hazardous substances at work.

Our COSHH Guide provides the tools to help you Recognise, evaluate, control Steps to carrying out a practical COSHH assessment on a construction site

PDF & Word Downloads

PDF Download

Download as a pdf Contains overview, instructions, examples and printable COSHH assessment forms.

Word Download

Download as word Contains the 4 x assessment tool templates that can be filled out digitally.

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