Health and safety at work is a diverse area of study and a difficult subject for many employers. However, employers need to get to grips with the subject due to their extensive criminal and civil liabilities under health and safety law. This book is an essential guide for medium sized enterprises who do not have access to a health and safety professionals but for whom compliance with health and safety law is still essential. The book takes the reader through all the key issues relating to health and safety and provides up-to-date guidance on employers' statutory duties and how best to achieve compliance with the law. Highly practical, The Health and Safety Handbook also provides a CD ROM with policy documents, procedures, forms and all relevant templates for dealing with key health and safety issues.
This book covers the main areas of law, health and safety management, the working environment, occupational health and human factors together with specific areas of safety such as that relating to engineering, electrical and construction safety. It is essential reading for employers, senior and line managers and for students on management courses in which health and safety is included.