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
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.
Table of contents
About the Authors
List of principal abbreviations
Health and safety foundations
Organizing for health and safety
Promoting a positive health and safety culture
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
Specimen answers to Nebosh examinations