• Book Name: Introduction to Health and Safety at Work for the NEBOSH National General
  • Author: Phil Hughes, Ed Ferrett
  • Pages: 676
  • Size: 46 MB
introduction to health and safety at work pdf free download

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work PDF Free Download

Since 2002, Introduction to Health and Safety at Work has established itself as the foremost text for students taking the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It has become a significant work of reference for managers with health and safety responsibilities and it is therefore a matter of primary importance that it should be kept up to date, as far as is possible, with new legislation and recent developments. It has now been endorsed by NEBOSH as a recommended text book for the National General Certificate course. The National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the most widely held health and safety qualification of its kind in the UK with over 175,000 people having gained the qualification since it was launched in 1989. It is suitable for managers, supervisors and staff from all types of organisations, making day-to-day decisions at work, who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues and to be able to manage risks effectively.

Many people take the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a first step in a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study. This book has been designed to help candidates who are studying on the National General Certificate course and to provide them with a useful reference text in their subsequent careers. Many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as a key part of their supervisors’ or management development programme. By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management they build an effective safety culture in the company. Smaller organisations, operating in lower risk environments, often choose the NEBOSH National General Certificate as the appropriate qualification for the manager taking the lead on health and safety issues. This sixth edition has been produced to include all the recent syllabus changes and to update the health and safety legislation contained within it, with particular regard to the following changes in legislation:

XX The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Section 69)

XX The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Civil Liability) (Exceptions) Regulations 2013 

X The Report of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

XX The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

XX Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures Regulation (European) adopting into EU UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

XX Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015.

Other changes made by the HSE have also been reflected in this edition. These include:

XX Fees for intervention

XX The withdrawal of the Approved Code of Practice (L21) for the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

XX The revised health and safety management system outlined in HSG65 – Managing for health and safety.

The qualification is divided into three distinct units each of which is assessed separately. This development offers the opportunity for additional and more flexible course formats and students may now study parallel courses (in, say, fire and construction) without repeating the management unit. Students who decide to take individual units will, on passing, receive a Unit Certificate. The publication of the amended HSG65 – Managing for health and safety, recommends a new model for health and safety management based on the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ principle replacing the ‘Policy, Organising, Planning, Measuring performance, Auditing and Review (POPMAR)’ model. This has produced a significant change to NGC1 – the management unit. This change produced a very large Do element which we have split into two chapters – Do1 that covers ‘organising’ and Do2 that covers ‘risk assessment and controls’ resulting in an extra chapter in this edition.

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work PDF Free Download

The other major change to NGC1 is the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015. The National General Certificate and the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety now have a common hazards syllabus – GC2. The most significant change to this syllabus is the introduction in Element 1 of the hazards and control measures for works of a temporary nature. This replaces some of the more specific construction items and concentrates on the effects all types of temporary works can have on health and safety in the workplace.

The other major change is the replacement of CHIP4 with the CLP Regulation. The tutor references for each element have been updated and there are two separate reference lists for the National General Certificate and the International General Certificate. There are also several minor changes which have been included in this edition. Since the first edition of this book was published, NEBOSH has allowed us to use past NEBOSH examination questions at the end of each chapter. Over the last few years, it has become evident that a small number of candidates have memorised these questions and the contents of the accompanying examiner reports. As a result of this problem, NEBOSH has withdrawn permission to use past examination questions and changed the format of examiner reports.

We have, therefore, included our own questions at the end of each chapter using the NEBOSH format. Candidates that can successfully answer these questions unaided should have no problems in the examinations. NEBOSH is anxious to dispel the myths surrounding their examinations and have provided training courses for course providers to introduce changes to the syllabuses and to answer any queries so that their students get the best possible preparation for the assessment tasks. The NEBOSH website is also a very useful channel of communication with course providers and students. As mentioned in previous editions, it is the policy of NEBOSH to examine new relevant legislation 6 months after its introduction whether it is specifically mentioned in the syllabus document or not.

Finally, one of the objectives of the book is to provide a handbook for the use of any person who has health and safety as part of his/her responsibilities. We thought that it would be useful, therefore, to add a few useful topics which are outside the syllabus and an additional chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related topics that many readers will find helpful on completion of the course – environmental considerations, international issues and health and safety in the home. We hope that you find this new edition to be useful.

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