Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction: Health and Safety: The Handbook for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction: Health and Safety: The Handbook for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction

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By (author) Phil Hughes, By (author) Ed Ferrett

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 724 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 294mm x 42mm | 2,141g
  • Publication date: 11 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0080970680
  • ISBN 13: 9780080970684
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white
  • Sales rank: 201,136

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Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is the definitive handbook for the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety from NEBOSH (May 2010 specification), with each element of the syllabus explained in detail, and all the relevant legislation summarised for quick reference. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning objectives and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations, and a chapter of sample answers can be found at the end of the book. This book covers the specific health and safety challenges faced by the construction industry, as well as the basics of occupational health and safety in general. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards, and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. The books is also relevant for built environment and construction courses both in the UK and overseas, as well as providing a handy reference for managers and qualified professionals dealing with day-to-day health and safety issues. New to this edition: * Over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour * Restructured in line with 2010 NEBOSH syllabus * Covers new regulations on Tower Cranes, Supply of machinery (safety) Regulations 2008, Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4), and European Classification: Packaging and Labelling * Beyond the syllabus there is a chapter on environmental protection, including the new Environmental Permitting Regime * A summary of Lord Young's 2010 Report Common Sense, Common Safety * A chapter with guidance on searching the internet, with a range of significant health and safety websites where readers can access huge amounts of guidance and statistical data A companion website with downloadable tutor and student support materials, including editable PowerPoint slides and a set of full colour electronic 'spot the hazard' inspection exercises is available at: www.routledge.com/cw/hughes

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"An excellent study aid for those engaging in the new NEBOSH Construction Certificate syllabus" --Lawrence Webb, MIOSH, RSP, AIEMA, Costain Limited & International SHE Manager

Table of contents

Preface List of principal abbreviations 1. Health and safety foundations 2. Policy 3. Organizing for health and safety 4. Promoting a positive health and safety culture 5. Risk assessment 6. Principles of control 7. Monitoring review and audit 8. Incident investigation, recording and reporting 9. Construction law and management 10. Construction site issues - hazards and control 11. Movement of people and vehicles - hazards and control 12. Manual and mechanical handling hazards and control 13. Work equipment hazards and control 14. Electrical hazards and control 15. Fire hazards and control 16. Chemical and biological health hazards and control 17. Physical and psychological health hazards and control 18. Working at height - hazards and control 19. Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and control 20. Demolition - hazards and control 21. Summary of the main legal requirements 22. International aspects of health and safety in construction 23. Study skills 24. Specimen answers to NEBOSH examinations Index