Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work : The Handbook for the NEBOSH National General Certificate

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Learn more about health and safety with this NEBOSH-endorsed textbook, written and designed specifically to help you pass your course.

Matched to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2009 specification)

Practice NEBOSH questions and sample answers based on recent examinations at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge and increase your understanding

All relevant legislation is summarised for quick reference

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, 5th edition covers the basics of occupational safety and health. The book is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation.

It is highly illustrated with over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour making learning easy for all. There is a companion website with editable training slides and illustrations to help tutors deliver health and safety courses.

This book is a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with the day-to-day issues of health and safety and is also of great value to those studying for level 3 N/SVQ and the IOSH Managing Safely Award. 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. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included and an additional chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related topics that many readers will find helpful on completion of the course - construction activities, environmental considerations and international issues

New in this edition:

Fully restructured in line with new 2010 NEBOSH syllabus

Inclusion of a summary of the Report on Health and Safety `Common Sense Common Safety' by Lord Young

Gives particular regard to changes in legislation relating to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, the Control of Artificial Radiation at Work Regulations, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4) and the European Classification, Packaging and labelling regulations

A chapter with guidance on searching the internet with a range of significant Occupational health and Safety Websites. There are dozens of internet references throughout the book

Since the Practical Application NGC3 has been significantly revised, Chapter 20 includes a sample practical application based on the new scope and format

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:

Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005.

Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 206 x 294 x 30mm | 1,859.72g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 5th New edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0080970702
  • 9780080970707
  • 194,125

Table of contents

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 and accident investigation and reporting 9. Movement of people and vehicles - hazards and control 10. Manual and mechanical handling hazards and control 11. Work equipment hazards and control 12. Electrical hazards and control 13. Fire hazards and control 14. Chemical and biological health hazards and control 15. Physical and psychological health hazards and control 16. Construction activities - hazards and control 17. Summary of the main legal requirements 18. International aspects of health and safety 19. Study skills 20. Specimen answers to NEBOSH examinations Index
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"This new edition is bigger, better and brighter than its first incarnation and is highly recommended for anyone embarking on the NEBOSH National General Certificate. But don't just confine it to the back of the bookcase once you've passed the exams. It should form the basis of an expanding health and safety library for those just starting out on the road to becoming a health and safety professional, or those for whom health and safety is not their main role."

Nick Cornwell-Smith, Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP) Magazine
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