Construction Safety

Construction Site Safety

For over 20 years, GE 700 has been the industry standard for Health and Safety. It is revised annually to take into account the latest legislative changes and new or updated guidance and procedures. Each module is loose leafed and provides practical, accurate and authoritative advice on all the important areas of Health and Safety in the building and construction industry, within the existing legal framework and requirements. Remember, ignorance of the law is no excuse!

Some of the updates to the 2006 edition include the requirements of The Work at Height Regulations 2005, a new section for The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, extensive expansion on The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, the requirements of the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, and a full colour sign section.

Contents: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, The New Roads and Street Works, Accident Reporting and Investigation, Accident Prevention and Control, Responsibilities, Offences and Penalties, Safety Policies, Consultation with Employees, Induction Training, General Safety Information, The Construction Regulations, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Statutory Forms and Notices, The Management of Health on Site, Behaviour-based Safety, First Aid at Work, Food Safety on Site, Risk Assessments and Method Statements, Manual Handling, Safety Inspections, Provisions of Safety Information and Safety Auditing, Ladders, Steps and Lightweight Staging, System Scaffolds and Mobile Towers, Tube and Fitting Scaffolds, Safe Working on Roofs and at Height, Safety Nets and Suspension Equipment, Safety with Steelwork, Working over Water, Abrasive Wheels, Cartridge-operated Tools, Lifting Equipment on Accessories for Lifting, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, Plant and Work Equipment, Security on Site, Woodworking Machines, Asbestos, Buried Services, Dust Hazards and the Control of Fumes, Electricity on Site, Excavations, Lead Hazards, Safety in Demolition, Trackside Safety, Working in Confined Spaces, Control of Noise, Protection of Skin, Vibration, Waste Management, Environmental Management, Fire Prevention and Control in the Office, Fire Prevention and Control on Site, Highly Flammable Liquids and Petroleum-based Adhesives, Liquefied Petroleum Gases and Vehicle Fuels (including Petrol, Diesel and LPG).

This publication must be supplied to all delegates who attend the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course.

The first few weeks on site are the most critical ones. Health and safety figures show that approximately 50% of fatal accidents in the building and construction industry occur within the first week of the victim starting work on site. This programme will assist employers to fulfil their legal obligations under Regulation 11 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which says in part: “Every employer shall ensure that his employees are provided with adequate health and safety training: – on their being recruited into the employer’s undertaking; and – on their being exposed to new or increased risk because of transfers, being given new responsibilities, new work equipment, new technology or changes in the system of work”. Anyone just starting with a company or joining a new site, irrespective of length of service or experience, should see this DVD. Its fundamental purpose is to heighten awareness of health and safety on site for everyone – whether direct employees, labour only sub contractors or self-employed. No differentiation has been made between these groups so that the material is relevant to all. Everyone on site is exposed to the risk of accidents and ill health so everyone needs effective health and safety training.