Health and safety advice for builders

All work on asbestos and other hazardous materials must comply with current legislation and Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance to avoid any exposure or harm to site personnel, visitors, local residents and the public, or the environment.

The regulation of health and safety on construction sites is primarily the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive’s inspectorate (HSE). However where Council officers become aware of a potentially serious breach of the Health & Safety at Work Act etc. 1974, or Regulations and Statutory Codes of Practice applied by the Act, or when public safety or health may be threatened, they will inform the site manager and make a formal report to the HSE’s local authority liaison officer.

Legislation and best practice

Legislation

Best practice

The above information contains links to external websites. We will do our best to maintain these links but apologise if any of them become broken. Please email air.quality@rbkc.gov.uk (this may seem like an odd email address to use, but it is the right one, we promise) if you notice any that do not work and we will update them.

Advice for residents

The regulation of health and safety on construction sites is primarily the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive’s inspectorate (HSE). If you are concerned about something you think has happened on site, please make a note of the date, time and your concern and contact the Health and Safety Executive directly: