Welcome to SimpleSensibleSafety.co.uk. It is an attempt to point out that health and safety does not have to be difficult.
For now, the main content is ‘Health and Safety 2020.’ This is a simple guide to the main risks encountered at work and how they can and should be controlled.
The information is offered here for free, but please consider supporting this by buying a PDF copy of the full reference Health and Safety 2020 for £5.99. It is particularly useful if you are studying for the NEBOSH certificate. Download here
Throughout this book reference has been made to many different documents, most of which are available free from the UK Health and Safety Executive’s website at http://www.hse.gov.uk. It is hoped that this will mean that you the reader, with access to the internet, can drill down to more detail where you needed it.
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
This book has been arranged, to a large extent, around the syllabus of the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC). This is because the syllabus appears to provide a very comprehensive overview of all the key issues of health and safety. Also, by doing this it is hoped that the book will be a useful aid to people studying for the certificate, acting as a supplement to training material from course providers or to assist in self-study.
The NGC has long been recognised as the essential introduction to the fundamentals of occupational health and safety and is the most popular qualification of its kind. Since its launch in 1989 over 100,000 people have achieved the award in the UK and abroad, including Australasia, the Middle East and the West Indies.
About the Author
Andy Brazier is a risk consultant, specialising in health and safety, human factors and ergonomics. He has a wide experience of working with industry, especially in the major hazard sectors (most notable oil, gas, power and chemicals). He has a reputation for being able to assess complex situations to develop simple and sensible solutions.
You can find out more about his background and experience at www.abrisk.co.uk He would love to hear if you have any comments or questions about this book, or if he can help you with any of risk and safety issues. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org