Construction dust is the general term to describe harmful particles in the air that can pose a health risk to site workers and those nearby.
The 3 types of common dust found on construction sites are:
Amongst others, the risk to health from over-exposure to any of these types of dust can be:
For more information on controlling the risk, refer to the comprehensive information on the HSE website here.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) outlines 3 key things you need to do to minimise the risk from dust:
1. Assess the risks
2. Control the risks
3. Review the controls regularly