Introduction to Health and Safety at Work / Edition 4

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work / Edition 4

by Phil Hughes, Ed Ferrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1856176681

ISBN-13: 9781856176682

Pub. Date: 08/24/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 has a dedicated chapter and both taught units are covered in this book. A chapter on international aspects also makes this book suitable for the NEBOSH International General

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 has a dedicated chapter and both taught units are covered in this book. A chapter on international aspects also makes this book suitable for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Previous editions of this book have been used for other NVQ level 3 and 4 courses in health and safety.

Full colour pages and hundreds of illustrations bring health and safety to life. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation.

As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book acts as 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 and includes handy forms and checklists.

New in this edition:

Updated throughout in line with changes in the regulations
Learning outcomes now included at the beginning of each chapter
Companion website with downloadable health and safety forms

*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

A free companion website is also available at: www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9781856176682 and features:

  • Editable health and safety forms
  • Selected appendices sections in electronic format

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856176682
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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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