5th Edition

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

ISBN 9780415824361
Published November 5, 2015 by Routledge
764 Pages 169 Color Illustrations

USD $95.95

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Book Description

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has been specially written for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, the fifth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence.

The book covers all the essential elements of health and safety management in construction including the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards. Highly illustrated, with information provided in a clear, easily accessible format, it also provides checklists and record sheets to supplement learning.

  • Aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

  • Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding
  • Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes

The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, the Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is also suitable for construction courses in the UK and overseas and serves as a comprehensive reference for managers and professionals within the construction industry.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations in Health and Safety 2. Health and Safety Management Systems – PLAN 3. Health and Safety Management Systems – Organising – DO Part I 4. Health and Safety Management Systems – Risk Assessment and Controls – DO Part II 5. Health and Safety Management Systems – Monitoring, Investigation and Recording – CHECK 6. Health and Safety Management Systems – Audit and Review – ACT 7. Construction Law and Management 8. Construction Site Issues – Hazards and Risk Control 9. Vehicle and Plant Movement – Hazards and Risk Control 10. Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control 11. Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control 12. Electrical Safety 13. Fire Safety 14. Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control 15. Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control 16. Working at Height – Hazards and Risk Control 17. Excavation Work and Confined Spaces – Hazards and Risk Control 18. Demolition and Deconstruction – Hazards and Risk Control 19. Summary of the Main Legal Requirements 20. Environment and International Aspects of Health and Safety 21. Study skills 22. Specimen answers to practice questions 23. International Sources of Information and Guidance

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Phil Hughes MBE is a well-known UK safety professional with over 40 years world-wide experience as Head of Environment, Health and Safety at two large multinationals; Courtaulds and Fisons. Phil started work in health and safety in the Factory Inspectorate at the Derby District UK, in 1969 and moved to Courtaulds in 1974. He joined IOSH in that year and became Chairman of the Midland Branch, then National Treasurer and was President in 1990 – 1991.

Phil has been very active in the NEBOSH Board for over 10 years and served as Chairman from 1995 to 2001. He was also a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers for many years and has lectured widely throughout the world. Phil received the RoSPA Distinguished Service Award in May 2001 and was a Director and Trustee of RoSPA from 2003 – 2010. He received an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2005 for services to Health and Safety. Phil is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH

Ed Ferrett is an experienced health and safety consultant who has practised for over 25 years. With a PhD and an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, Ed spent 30 years in Higher and Further education, retiring as the Head of the Faculty of Technology of Cornwall College in 1993. Since then he has been an independent consultant to several public and private sector organisations including construction businesses, the Regional Health and Safety Adviser for the Government Office (West Midlands), and was Chair of West of Cornwall Primary Care NHS Trust for 6 years until 2006.

Ed was a member of the NEBOSH Board from 1995 until 2010 and Vice Chair from 1999 to 2008. He has delivered many health and safety courses and has been a lecturer in NEBOSH courses for various course providers. He has been an External Examiner for an MSc course and BSc course in Health and Safety at two UK Universities, a Reporting Inspector for Independent Further and Higher Education with the British Accreditation Council and a NEBOSH Ambassador. Ed is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Member of IOSH.

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