Construction Dust Partnership

Summary of Achievements

Since the Construction Dust Partnership was formed we are extremely proud of our achievements. A short summary of these are:

A key provider of information to the Construction Dust Survey report

Delivered seminars and events to raise awareness with suppliers

Face to face interaction with thousands of workers throughout the UK.

Broadening the partnership to bring on expertise from designers, tool manufacturers, plant hire companies, construction companies, RPE suppliers

Developed industry leading information and training resources

Providing a tangible link for other campaigns to their target audience

Why is this partnership important?

Those involved believe that a partnership between the regulator and the industry can deliver more of an impact than that which could be achieved by working in isolation. This partnership is built upon a mutual agenda and close working relationships with those industry representatives who are keen to play a part.


This partnership brings industry specialists knowledge and experience to an audience that would not normally have access to that knowledge and experience.

The aim is to raise awareness of health issues around construction dust to the key employees who are exposed to that risk and help them minimise the exposure to that risk.


For more information on these and other areas see our Q&A document on the Resources page.

This CDP/IOSH survey provides an insight into issues associated with on-site dust risks and how they are controlled. The findings highlight things industry need to address.

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Priority areas :

The HCLG will focus on the key areas of promoting good mental health, ‘healthy design’, the prevention of respiratory disease, the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, and the provision of quality health data for the industry.


The construction industry accounts for the largest proportion (over 40%) of occupational cancer deaths and registrations, with the most significant causes of these cancers being exposure to asbestos, silica and painting and diesel engine exhaust fumes.

Links and resources
There is a wealth of information and resources available related to the issue of respiratory disease - information about what the issues are importantly, what you can do to protect your workers.

Exhaust fumes guidance document

The BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

IOSH No Time to Lose Campaign

HCLG Case Studies 

HSE Statistics on respiratory disease

HSE Go Home Healthy Campaign - Lungs

Construction Dust Partnership

HCLG respiratory disease working group

We have set up a working group to lead our approach to respiratory disease, more details to appear here as plans develop.

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Tackling Occupational Cancer - No Time to Lose
We are proud to support this IOSH campaign, and have a range of HCLG branded resources for you to download:
Asbestos Fact Sheet
Asbestos Leaflet
Asbestos Z Card Leaflet
Diesel Fact Sheet
Diesel Pocketcard
Diesel Leaflet
Diesel Poster
Silica Fact Sheet
Silica Leaflet
Silica Poster
Silica Z Card Leaflet