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Learn more about health and safety with this NEBOSH-endorsed textbook, written and designed specifically to help you pass your course.

Matched to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Practice NEBOSH questions and sample answers based on recent examinations at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge and increase your understanding

All relevant legislation is summarised for quick reference

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, 5th edition covers the basics of occupational safety and health. The book is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation.

It is highly illustrated with over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour making learning easy for all. There is a companion website with editable training slides and illustrations to help tutors deliver health and safety courses.

This book is a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with the day-to-day issues of health and safety and is also of great value to those studying for level 3 N/SVQ and the IOSH Managing Safely Award. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included 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 – construction activities, environmental considerations and international issues
New in this edition:
Fully restructured in line with new 2010 NEBOSH syllabus

Inclusion of a summary of the Report on Health and Safety ‘Common Sense Common Safety’ by Lord Young

Gives particular regard to changes in legislation relating to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, the Control of Artificial Radiation at Work Regulations, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4) and the European Classification, Packaging and labelling regulations

A chapter with guidance on searching the internet with a range of significant Occupational health and Safety Websites. There are dozens of internet references throughout the book

Since the Practical Application NGC3 has been significantly revised, Chapter 20 includes a sample practical application based on the new scope and format

Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005.
Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 35368 KB
  • Print Length: 630 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 5 edition (31 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073UWCC4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

An essential health and safety publication

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By M. Lamb
If there is one book that every person with an interest in, or responsibility for, health and safety should have on their shelves, then this must be it.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By simmoch
having bought this book to revise in addition to my online course, i realised that this book offers more than my very expensive course, i would recommend this book along with the nebosh revision cards and the money that you would save on a course you could also buy previous nebosh exams and examiners comments wich are invaluable, put in the work and that should be enough to pass the exam, again think twice about spending a grand on a course, just buy this book !!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Richard Hughes
As a contracts manager for landscaping on construction sites out in the industry I must admit I had thumbed through this book a number of times and thought it might be useful one day, last week I needed information on hot works for one of my jobs. I thought the book didn’t cover this item but to my surprise it not only covers and describes the various risks associated but it gave me the whole picture of my responsibilities, that of my main contractor and client.

The Reference Book for NEBOSH General

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. CM Willis "CMW"
This is the ideal purchase for anybody studying the NEBOSH Genaerl Certificate. I use this as the reference book for the courses that I run. Having just completed the first course with this edition my students have reported that it is clear, concise and provides all the information that they needed.

Introduction to Health & Safety at Work

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Very good book

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Joe bloggs "joe"
i bought this book as part of my NEBOSH certificate course, and have found this book excellant for this purpose.

Buy this Book…………If doing NVQ or Nebosh Cert or Diploma

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Steph
The preface on this book states it is suitable for unpinning Health & Safety knowledge upto NVQ3, i am currently completing NVQ 5 In Occupational Health & Safety and have found this 4th Edition (latest) book to be an excellent handbook for any person with H&S responsibilities and the best value buy for anyone studying upto and beyond level 3. Not only does it contain all the study materials that you need to know, it is divided into 20 easy to study sections ranging from ‘Promoting a Positive Health & Safety Culture, ‘Risk Assessment’, Principles of Control,Main Legal Requirements, etc while also containing good pictorial diagrams, practice nebosh questions and a section on Study Skills. Buy this!

Exam help

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Snowman "maverick64"
Was doing the Nebosh exam & this book is agreat help, although 1 is provided by the course providers it is not always the up to date version,but a very helpful study all the same, any body thinking of doing the course, well worth the investment.

Must have book for NEBOSH Certificate or NVQ level 3

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By A. Solanki
An excellent book not just for those studying for NEBOSH certificate or NVQ 3 in health and safety but a handy and quick guide to all things health and safety in the workplace. It covers the latest legislation such as Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act, REACH and the merger of the HSC into HSE. Provides good underpinning knowledge for those working or studying in the Health and Safety field.

Health and Safety Training

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By S. Rogers
This book is essential reading for anyone undertaking the Nebosh Certificate Course. Also it is an excellent fresher guide for general H&S practitioners and useful as a training aid.
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