Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook

Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook

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Risk assessment has become the backbone of Health and Safety management in the UK and elsewhere. Employers have a legal duty to prove that risk assessments have been carried out and precautions have been implemented as far as (reasonably) practicable. Mike Bateman demystifies the risk assessment process and how it relates to UK legislation. He covers both the general techniques and the assessment of specific risks, such as hazardous substances (COSHH), noise, manual handling, DSE workstations, PPE, fire, asbestos and work at height. The book is designed to be user-friendly rather than overly legalistic or academic and tells the reader how to go about risk assessment, not just what the legislation requires. It contains numerous checklists, forms and worked examples for a variety of hazards and industries. This edition has been updated to take into account the impact of the following regulations on risk assessments: * Work at Height Regulations 2005 - full new chapter * Noise at Work Regulations 2006 * Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2006 * Revisions to Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations Mike Bateman runs his own health and safety consultancy and specialises in risk assessments. He is a corporate member of IOSH and a registered health and safety practitioner. * Comprehensive coverage of risk assessments and how they relate to UK legislation * Practical approach with numerous checklists and forms - no need to re-invent the wheel! * Covers all the main hazards and industries5.3 The sample risk assessment form provided contains specific sections for most of the contents referred to above. ... The content of the form is not too dissimilar to that provided in the HSEa#39;s Five steps to risk assessment leaflet, but the layoutanbsp;...

Title:Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook
Author:Mike Bateman
Publisher:Routledge - 2006


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