Health and Safety: Questions and Answers, 2nd edition

Pat Perry

Price: £ 35.00
Special Offer Price: £ 24.50

ISBN: 9780727760746

Format: Paperbound

Publish Date: 15/02/2016

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 210x148mm

Number of Pages: 440

Health and Safety: Questions and Answers, 2nd edition

Description

Health and Safety Questions and Answers is a practical handbook providing best practice solutions to a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions about health and safety. This book explains and covers approved codes of practice, legal requirements and the latest guidance on a wide range of health and safety topics.

Although employment environments may differ, the laws that apply are generally the same and employers need to adapt solutions and procedures to suit their way of working. The end result must always be to minimise risk and reduce the likelihood of harm to individuals.

Health and Safety Questions and Answers:

• uses an accessible and clear Q&A format for easy reference
• offers a pragmatic, practical approach to complying with the latest health and safety legislation
• contains checklists and templates to aid the reader in their design of health and safety management
systems.

Covering the most significant topics of health and safety, this book highlights an employer’s key responsibilities, and provides an invaluable easy reference guide for everyday questions.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
About the author
List of abbreviations

1. Introduction to health and safety

2. Health and safety legislation

3. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 explained

4. Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

5. Accident and incident management and investigation

6. Health and safety culture

7. Human factors in health and safety

8. Training in health and safety

9. Risk assessments

10. First aid

11. Hazardous substances and the COSHH Regulations 2002

12. Asbestos management

13. Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease

14. Manual handling

15. Noise in the workplace

16. Workplace environment and safety

17. Display screen equipment

18. Personal protective equipment

19. Working at heights

20. Safe systems of work

21. Electrical safety

22. Gas safety

23. Fire safety in the workplace

24. Lifting operations and lifting equipment

25. Stress management

26. Lone working, violence and aggression at work

27. Managing contractors

Bibliography
Index