7th Edition

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

By Phil Hughes, Ed Ferrett Copyright 2021
    648 Pages 344 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    648 Pages 344 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introduction to Health and Safety at Work covers the fundamentals of occupational safety and closely follows the NEBOSH National General Certificate syllabus which was updated in 2019 and came into use in 2020.

    Highly illustrated and over 600 pages in length, it covers all of the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and also includes checklists, report forms and record sheets to supplement learning. It also has an extensive summary of current health and safety legislation.

    • Aligned to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    • Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding

    In addition to helping students study for the NGC, it is used for reference and revision on other Health and Safety qualifications at level 3 and above, including the Nebosh Diploma. It is also a source of reference and guidance for health and safety practitioners in the workplace.

    1. The moral financial and legal reasons for health and safety management, 2. Health and safety management systems and policy, 3. Health and safety management of people and processes, 4. Health and safety management of risk and controls, 5. Health and safety monitoring and measuring, 6. Physical and psychological health, 7. Musculoskeletal health, 8. Chemical and biological agents, 9. General workplace issues, 10. Work equipment, 11. Fire, 12. Electricity, 13. Summary of the main legal requirements, 14. Climate Change, Environmental management, international and other aspects of health and safety, 15. Study Skills, 16. Specimen answers to NEBOSH examinations, 17. Sources of information and guidance


    Phil Hughes MBE is a well-known UK safety professional with over 50 years worldwide experience as Head of Environment, Health and Safety at two large multinationals: Courtaulds and Fisons. Phil started work in health and safety in the Factory Inspectorate at the Derby District UK in 1969 and moved to Courtaulds in 1974. He joined IOSH in that year and became Chairman of the Midland Branch, then National Treasurer and was President in 1990–1991. Phil has been very active on the NEBOSH Board for over 10 years and served as Chairman from 1995 to 2001. He was also a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers for many years and has lectured widely throughout the world. Phil received the RoSPA Distinguished Service Award in May 2001 and was a Director and Trustee of RoSPA from 2003 to 2010. He received an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2005 for services to health and safety. Phil is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH.

    Ed Ferrett is an experienced health and safety consultant who has practised for over 35 years. With a PhD and an honours degree in mechanical engineering from Nottingham University, Ed spent 30 years in higher and further education, retiring as the Head of the Faculty of Technology of Cornwall College in 1993. Since then he has been an independent consultant to several public and private sector organisations including construction businesses, the Regional Health and Safety Adviser for the Government Office (West Midlands), and was Chair of West of Cornwall Primary Care NHS Trust for 6 years until 2006.

    Ed was a member of the NEBOSH Board from 1995 until 2010 and Vice Chair from 1999 to 2008. He has delivered many health and safety courses and has been a lecturer in NEBOSH courses for various course providers. He has been an External Examiner for an MSc course and BSc course in health and safety at two UK universities, a Reporting Inspector for Independent Further and Higher Education with the British Accreditation Council and a NEBOSH Ambassador. Ed is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Member of IOSH.