Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction: The handbook for construction professionals and students on NEBOSH and other construction courses / Edition 4

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Following the successful format and structure of the bestselling Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, this book covers the specific challenges faced by the construction industry as well as the basics of occupational safety and health in general. It fully covers the syllabus of the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health. The text is easy to read, highly illustrated in full color, and supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets used currently in the industry. Students are supported with end of chapter questions, a study skills chapter and specimen assignments including specimen answers. The third edition has been updated in line with recent changes in legislation including CDM 2007.

The construction industry is working hard to improve its health and safety record. It is now essential for employers and employees to be aware of the health and safety issues that concern them and demand for qualifications in this area is increasing.

The coverage of this book has been directly matched to the Certificate course in Construction Safety and Health from NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health). However, the comprehensive coverage of health and safety topics in a construction context make it relevant for other courses in Construction Design and Management, Construction Safety and Health, and the Built Environment, both in the UK and overseas. It will prove essential reading for the building industry.

The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and includes self-assessment questions taken directly from NEBOSH examinations as well as a study skills chapter. The text is also supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets, making it a valuable reference tool for construction managers, supervisors, designers, building and civil engineers to consult on the day to day issues of health and safety. Fully covers the syllabus for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health

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"An excellent study aid for those engaging in the new NEBOSH Construction Certificate syllabus"
--Lawrence Webb, MIOSH, RSP, AIEMA, Costain Limited & International SHE Manager
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080970684
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 3.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of principal abbreviations
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 investigation, recording and reporting
9. Construction law and management
10. Construction site issues - hazards and control
11. Movement of people and vehicles - hazards and control
12. Manual and mechanical handling hazards and control
13. Work equipment hazards and control
14. Electrical hazards and control
15. Fire hazards and control
16. Chemical and biological health hazards and control
17. Physical and psychological health hazards and control
18. Working at height - hazards and control
19. Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and control
20. Demolition - hazards and control
21. Summary of the main legal requirements
22. International aspects of health and safety in construction
23. Study skills
24. Specimen answers to NEBOSH examinations
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