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Getting your job done safely

This content is provided by The Health and Safety Executive

Whether you are procuring or undertaking building work, this information will help you ensure it is done safely.


Many common tasks in construction work can create high dust levels, which increase the risk of developing lung disease. 

Planning even simple jobs can save time, effort and often money.  A basic safety plan can also help you and your builder think about the safety and health issues that can arise during the work.

You can find more information and an example plan provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has produced a free CDM Wizard app which is simple and quick to use.

If you are a landlord, property developer or other commercial client, there are things you must do to ensure the work is carried out safely.

For essential tips that you should follow, use the links below.

Working at height

Read our safety advice for working at height.

Useful links

Simple steps to help you and your builder work safely, from the Health and Safety Executive: