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

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Introduction to Health and Safety at Work has been developed for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Each element of the syllabus is covered by a dedicated chapter. The successful previous editions have also found ready acceptance for other NVQ level 3 and 4 courses in Health and Safety.

As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book is also a practical reference for managers and directors with health and safety ...

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Overview

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work has been developed for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Each element of the syllabus is covered by a dedicated chapter. The successful previous editions have also found ready acceptance for other NVQ level 3 and 4 courses in Health and Safety.

As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book is also a practical reference for managers and directors with health and safety responsibilities and safety representatives. It covers the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards.

New in this edition:

  • Restructured in line with the unitized NEBOSH syllabus

  • New chapter with specimen answers for the two written examinations and a specimen practical assignment and management report

  • Revised international chapter to cater more fully for the NEBOSH International Certificate

  • Updated throughout in line with changes in the regulations, including CDM 2007, Asbestos 2006, Noise 2005, Fire Safety Order 2005, and legislation on smoke-free workplaces

For a PDF with a detailed list of all changes please click here.

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 and safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Year's Honours List 2005.
Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is the Vice Chairman of NEBOSH and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

• The only book for the General Certificate endorsed by NEBOSH
• Student-friendly presentation in full colour packed with illustrations and photographs
• Revision questions and sample answers taken from recent NEBOSH examinations to test your knowledge
• Includes a summary of the main legal requirements, ideal for both students and managers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750685030
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

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 and accident investigation and reporting; 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; Construction activities – hazards and control; Summary of the main legal requirements; International aspects of health and safety; Study skills; Specimen answers to NEBOSH examinations. List of principal abbreviations; Index.

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