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Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction,

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Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction,

Phil Hughes, Ed Ferrett

ISBN 075068111X
Pages 501

Description
Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction covers the specific challenges faced by the construction industry as well as the basics of occupational safety and health in general. The coverage of this book has been directly matched to the Certificate course in Construction Safety and Health from NEBOSH. 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, as well as for construction professionals who are looking for an introduction to health and safety which addresses the specific problems encountered in their industry.

The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and includes self-assessment questions taken directly from NEBOSH examinations. A chapter on study skills offers support for professionals returning to study. 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.

In its second edition the book has been updated to incorporate changes in legislation, regarding:
* Noise
* Vibration
* COSHH
* Work at Height
* Fire Safety
* Construction Design and Management
* Asbestos

Contents
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. About the authors. List of principal abbreviations. Illustration credits. Health and Safety Foundations. Policy. Organizing for Health and Safety. Promoting a positive health and safety culture. Risk assessment. Principles of control. General site issues - hazards and control. Working at height - hazards and control. Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and control. Demolition - hazards and control. 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. Chemical and biological health hazards and control. Physical and psychological health hazards and control. Incident investigation, recording and reporting. Monitoring review and audit. Summary of the main legal requirements. Study skills. Index.