Site health handbook (second edition) (C670)

This companion guide to CIRIA's Site safety handbook (C669) provides practical advice on recognising the health risks that may be met within the construction industry and the best ways to minimise them. The book considers the need for effective management of health on site and the importance of improving the industry's health culture. It highlights the biological, chemical, physical and psychological hazards that may face those working on site and emphasises that it is everyone's duty to reduce those dangers as much as possible. Advice is given on site inductions, personal protective equipment, first-aiders, accident reporting and health screening.

This update takes account of CDM2007 and other recent health and safety legislation.

Keywords: site management, health and safety, project management, construction management, regulation, respect for people.

Related guidance:

Site safety handbook (C669)

ISBN: 978-0-86017-670-1

Author: Pendlebury, M, Brace, C, Gibb, A, Gyi, D

Number of pages: 149 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: July 2008