Chapter 36

Health, Safety and Environment

Abstract

This chapter emphasizes 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 construction, design and management regulations and the H&S plan. The chapter also contains an array of the most common warning signs, prohibition signs, mandatory signs and hazard signs.

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