Health and Safety in Brief

4th Edition

By John Ridley

© 2008 – Routledge

328 pages

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Paperback: 9780750686396
pub: 2008-04-11

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

A reference of health and safety legislation for managers and a study aid for students

Under UK legislation it’s mandatory for businesses with 5 or more employees to have a health and safety policy and a member of staff dedicated to these issues. This concise guide clearly explains how to adhere to the policy in practical terms. Its bulleted format makes it ideal as a quick reference for managers as well as a study aid for students.


"This book gives quick referance to both employers and employees to what needs to be covered in the most common health and safety situations." ( customer review of 2nd edn)
"This is a great book for Health and Safety students. Clear, concise and easy to follow, yet still covering h&S concepts and legislation in sufficient depth […] Ideal for those sitting NEBOSH certificate and for background information for the Diploma. I found it a great asset during my studies and would strongly recommend it." ( customer review of 2nd edn)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Law: Legal processes; Health and safety laws. Part 2 Management: Management responsibilities; Human resources; Workplace safety; Information and advice; Accidents. Part 3 Occupational health: The body; Health at work; Health protection. Part 4 Safety technology: Chemicals; Noise and hearing protection; Work equipment; Construction; Manual handling; Mechanical handling; Safe use of electricity; Fire; Environment. Abbreviations; List of statutes; Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety