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Introduction toHealth & Safety In Construction

The Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has quickly established itself as the standard text for students taking the NEBOSH National / International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. I

Publication Language: English
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R727.28
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781856175210

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The Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has quickly established itself as the standard text for students taking the NEBOSH National / International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. It is also of great value to those working in the construction industry at all levels.

There has been concern over a number of years at the poor record of health and safety in the construction industry. The legal health and safety requirements for all places of work are numerous and complex;

This book sets out to offer an introduction to the subject for all those who have the maintenance of good health and safety standards as part of their employment duties, as well as those who are considering a career as a health and safety professional.

Health and safety is well recognized as an important support function to the activities of any organization, not only because of the importance of protecting people from harm but also because of the growth in the direct and indirect costs of accidents.

It is very important that basic health and safety legal requirements are clearly understood by all organizations whether public or private, large or small. A good health and safety performance is normally only achieved when health and safety is effectively managed so that significant risks are identified and managed through appropriate control measures.

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Table of contents

About the Authors

List of principal abbreviations

Illustrations credits

Health and safety foundations

Policy

Organizing for health and safety

Promoting a positive health and safety culture

Risk assessment

Principles of control

Monitoring, review and audit

Incident investigation, recording and reporting

Construction law and management

Construction site issues - hazards and control

Movement of people and vehicles €“ hazards and control

Manual and mechanical handling hazards and control

Work equipment hazards and control

Electrical hazards and control

Fire hazards and control

Chemical and biological health hazards and control

Physical and psychological health hazards and control

Working at height €“ hazard and control

Excavation work €“ hazard and control

Demolition work €“ hazard and control

Summary of the main legal requirements

International aspects of health and safety in construction

Study skills

Specimen answers to Nebosh examinations

Index