ISBN 9780749449001,The Health and Safety Handbook: A Practical Guide to Health and Safety Law, Management Policies and Procedures

The Health and Safety Handbook: A Practical Guide to Health and Safety Law, Management Policies and Procedures


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ISBN 9780749449001

Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780749449001

ISBN-10 0749449004


Number of Pages 244 Pages
Language (English)

Allied Health

Employers have a duty to provide health and safety information, instruction and training for their staff. The Health and Safety Handbook enables managers to comply with the law and draw up health and safety procedures for their workplace. Key areas of health and safety are covered, including:

Principles of health and safety law
health & safety management;
The working environment
Engineering safety
Fire prevention & protection
Electrical safety
health and safety in construction operations
Occupational health
personal protective equipment
Human factors
Hazardous substances.

Clearly laid out with flow-charts and key point summaries, the handbook will enable managers to put together their own health and safety policies. Simplified procedures dealing with common accidents in the workplace as well as an extensive list of abbreviations are also supplied to help readers understand the legal terminology.

About The Author
Jeremy Stranks is a Fellow of both the CIEH and IOSH and a Registered Safety Practitioner. He is a freelance trainer, consultant and expert witness, in addition to being the author of many books on health and safety, including The Handbook of Health and Safety Practice. Previous positions held include Chief Health and Safety Advisor to the Milk Marketing Board and Dairy Crest Ltd.

Table of Contents
Principle areas of health and safety law
Health and Safety Management
The Working Environment
Engineering Safety
Fire Prevention and Protection
Electrical Safety
Safety in Construction Operations
Occupational Health
Personal Protective Equipment
Human Factors
Hazardous substances