Easy Guide to Health and Safety
Published March 28th 2008 by Routledge – 296 pages
Do you need to get to grips with health and safety principles but don’t have time to wade through reams of legislation and guidance? Do you need practical step-by-step guidance on health and safety issues for your small business? Then this is the book for you.
The jargon-free Easy Guide to Health and Safety introduces the health and safety issues which the self-employed and managers, directors and staff with health and safety responsibilities in small businesses face every day. Words and legislation are kept to a minimum and the text is supported by numerous relevant illustrations. The book is packed with practical guidance and solutions, as well as handy checklists and forms for your basic health and safety needs, especially useful when setting up a new business.
The book is also suitable for students on IOSH Working Safely and NVQ level 1 and 2 courses from City & Guilds and other NVQ awarding bodies.
Phil Hughes is a well known UK safety professional with over thirty years world wide experience. He was Chairman of NEBOSH from 1995-2001 and President of IOSH in 1990-91. Phil received the RoSPA Distinguished service award in May 2001 and became a Director and Trustee of RoSPA in 2003. He received an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2005 for services to Health and Safety.
Liz Hughes taught psychology in further and higher education. She went on to qualify as a social worker specializing in mental health, and later moved into the voluntary sector where she managed development for a number of years. Liz has achieved NVQ training modules D32, 33 and 34 and has tutored students completing NVQ awards. Her psychology and education background means that she is skilled in preparing readable, easily accessible information.
What is health and safety all about?
Managing health and safety
Framework of health, safety and fire law
Control of safety hazards
Hazardous substances – Health hazards
Physical and psychological health hazards
Construction and contractors
Accidents and emergencies
Sources of information and guidance