Chapter 36

Health and Safety and Environment

Abstract

This chapter emphasises the importance of safety in a project environment and lists the responsibilities of the employer, employee, and self-employed person who are all required to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. A number of Health and Safety (H&S) regulations have been listed together with the H&S requirements relating to equipment failure, fire, electricity, hazardous substances, unhealthy conditions, poor design, unsafe operating practices, noise, and lighting. There is a section on the CDM (Construction, Design, and Management) regulations and the Health and Safety Plan. The chapter also contains an array of the most common warning signs, prohibition signs, mandatory ...

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