5th Edition

Health and Safety: Risk Management

By Tony Boyle Copyright 2019
    510 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    510 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Health and Safety: Risk Management is the clearest and most comprehensive book on risk management available today. This newly revised fifth edition takes into account new developments in legislation, standards and good practice. ISO 45001, the international health and safety management system standard, is given comprehensive treatment, and the latest ISO 9004 and ISO 19011 have also been addressed.

    The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1.1 begins with a basic introduction to the techniques of health and safety risk management and continues with a description of ISO 45001. Part 1.2 covers basic human factors including how the sense organs work and the psychology of the individual. Part 2.1 deals with more advanced techniques of risk management including advanced incident investigation, audit and risk assessment, and Part 2.2 covers a range of advanced human factors topics including human error and decision making.

    This authoritative treatment of health and safety risk management is essential reading for both students working towards degrees, diplomas and postgraduate or vocational qualifications, and experienced health and safety professionals, who will find it invaluable as a reference.

    1 Preliminaries; 2 Part 1.1 – overview; 3 Risk management – setting the scene; 4 Key elements of risk management; 5 Risk and opportunity assessment; 6 Risk control; 7 Safe systems of work; 8 Monitoring and measuring losses; 9 Identifying causes and patterns; 10 Monitoring and measuring conformity and achievement; 11 Other elements of occupational health and safety management systems; 12 Communication and training; 13 Part 1.2 – common themes and overview; 14 The individual – sensory and perceptual processes; 15 The individual – psychology; 16 The human factors environment; 17 Part 2.1 – overview; 18 Management systems; 19 Measuring performance; 20 Advanced accident investigation and risk assessment; 21 Advanced risk control techniques; 22 Emergency planning; 23 Advanced audit and review; 24 Financial issues; 25 Part 2.2 – overview; 26 Individual differences; 27 Human error; 28 Perception and decision making; 29 External influences on human error; 30 Improving human reliability


    Dr Tony Boyle is a freelance consultant specialising in research and development aspects of health and safety, and also carries out expert witness work. He is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH, a Chartered Psychologist, a Registered Occupational Psychologist and a Certified Risk Professional.

    'If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to risk management, this is the one for you. This book has matured very well over its four editions. The writing style is clear and concise, the content comprehensive. It is also well referenced, filled with helpful figures, diagrams and tables and its interesting layout provides four books in one.

    Boyle’s book would make an excellent study text for people engaged in any safety and health study programme and offers a reliable reference for everyone else.'

    Andrew Sharman CFIOSH, IOSH Magazine

    "The information that Boyle has provided particularly in Parts 1.2 and 2.2 of the book is a significant body of work and an important source of information for students, managers and safety professionals."

    Paul Breslin, Wolters Kluwer