Find out how your business can simply comply with the extensive range of health and safety rules and regulations.
Written by specialists in health and safety, Health & Safety at Work is a handy, 'one-stop' guide for anyone responsible for health and safety issues in the workplace.
It sets out the background to health and safety law and provides practical health and safety advice on how to:
Prepare your own health and safety policy document
Know your legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act
Assess the health and safety risks in the workplace
Produce your own health and safety risk assessment
Provide health and safety information to your employees or colleagues
Deal with the dangers of manual handling and VDU work
Survey the health of your staff
Get health and safety insurance
React when a health and safety accident occurs
Deal with a health and safety emergency
Train your workforce in good health and safety practice
Cope with an investigation by the Health & Safety Executive
Defend against Health & Safety Executive prosecutions
Now in its sixth edition, Health & Safety at Work has just been updated to include details of recent health and safety legislation relevant to employers, amendments to existing health and safety legislation and recent health and safety statistics.
In particular, this new edition of Health & Safety at Work covers the REACH Regulations, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, changes to sentencing and recoverability of defence costs in criminal health and safety prosecutions and information on pandemics.
Health & Safety at Work Contents:
Your legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act
Registering your business
Providing health and safety information to employees - the health and safety law poster, first aiders and the accident book
Preparing your own health and safety policy document
What to do when a health and safety accident occurs
Health and safety signs
How to produce your own health and safety risk assessment
Health and safety dangers of manual handling and VDU work
Dealing with employees with a disability or who are pregnant
Health and safety insurance provisions
Health and safety emergency procedures
How to cope with an investigation by the Health & Safety Executive
How to defend against Health and Safety Executive prosecutions
Specific health and safety dangers in the workplace - slipping and tripping, noise, vibration, hazardous substances, working at height, machinery, construction, company vehicles, stress and many more...