Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
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Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is based on the QCA (Qualification and Curriculum Authority) accredited NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health syllabus as revised in August 2003. It has been developed specifically for students who are studying for that NEBOSH National Certificate course. It was felt appropriate to produce a textbook that mirrored the Construction Certificate syllabus in its revised unitized form and in a single volume to the required breadth and depth. The syllabus, which follows the general pattern for health and safety management set by the Health and Safety Executive in their guidance HSG 65, is risk and management based so it does not start from the assumption that health and safety are best managed by looking first at the causes of failures. Fortunately, failures such as accidents and ill-health are relatively rare and random events in most workplaces. A full copy of the syllabus and guide can be obtained directly from NEBOSH.

The Contents of Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY FOUNDATIONS
  • ORGANIZING FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • PROMOTING A POSITIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY CULTURE
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • The Health and Safety Handbook
  • GENERAL SITE ISSUES – HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • WORKING AT HEIGHT – HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • EXCAVATION WORK AND CONFINED SPACES – HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • DEMOLITION – HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE AND VEHICLES – HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • WORK EQUIPMENT HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • MANUAL AND MECHANICAL HANDLING HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • ELECTRICAL HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • FIRE HAZARDS AND CONTROL
  • Fire Safety Management Handbook 3rd edition
  • CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL HEALTH
  • INCIDENT INVESTIGATION, RECORDING AND REPORTING

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