You are previewing Health and Safety, Premises and Environment Handbook 2012.
O'Reilly logo
Health and Safety, Premises and Environment Handbook 2012

Book Description

The Health and Safety, Premises and Environment Handbook 2012 provides you with all the essential information you need on legislation, regulation, policy, case law and best practice. Information is presented in plain English, and broken down into separate A-Z sections containing legislative summaries, key points, handy fact boxes and sources of further information. All the guidance is written and compiled by our team of expert authors, including top law firms, surveyors, safety consultants and regulatory bodies. Workplace Law's Health and Safety, Premises and Environment Handbook is aimed at all those with an interest in the health and safety, premises and environmental management aspects of the workplace, and so our readership consists mainly of Health and Safety managers, officers and directors, Facilities Managers, as well as General Managers and Directors of small businesses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Comment from the editor
    1. About Workplace Law
    2. At a glance
    3. Accessible environments
    4. Accident investigations
    5. Air conditioning and refrigeration systems
    6. Alcohol and drugs
    7. Asbestos
    8. Batteries
    9. Biological hazards
    10. Bomb alerts
    11. Boundaries and party walls
    12. BREEAM
    13. BS 8536: 2010 Facility Management Briefing
    14. Building Regulations
    15. Business Continuity Management
    16. Business rates
    17. Buying and selling property
  6. Comment: A sustainable future
    1. Carbon and water footprinting
    2. Catering: food safety
    3. Catering: health and safety issues
    4. CCTV monitoring
  7. Case review: What does Nussbaumer mean to you?
    1. CDM
    2. Children at work
    3. Climate change
    4. COMAH: Control of Major Accident Hazards
    5. Competence and the ‘Responsible Person’
  8. Case review: The importance of competence
    1. Confidential waste
    2. Confined spaces
    3. Construction site health and safety
    4. Contaminated land
    5. Contractors
    6. Corporate manslaughter
  9. Comment: The first corporate manslaughter case
    1. Corporate Social Responsibility
    2. COSHH: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
    3. The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
    4. Workplace deaths
    5. Dilapidations
    6. Directors’ responsibilities
  10. Comment: Health and safety leadership
    1. Disability access and egress
    2. Display Screen Equipment
    3. Dress codes
    4. Driving at work
    5. Electricity and electrical equipment
    6. Emergency procedures and crisis management
    7. Energy performance
    8. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
    9. Environmental civil sanctions
    10. Environmental Management Systems
    11. Environmental risk assessments
  11. Comment: Does the polluter pay?
    1. Eye and eyesight tests
    2. Facilities management contracts
    3. Fire extinguishers
  12. Case review: Lessons from Penhallow
    1. Fire, means of escape
    2. Fire safety in non-domestic premises
    3. Firefighting
    4. First aid
    5. Fit notes
    6. Forklift truck safety
    7. Fuel storage
    8. Furniture
    9. Gangmasters
    10. Gas safety
    11. Glass and glazing
    12. Head protection
  13. Case review: Landmark cases in health and safety
    1. Health and safety at work
    2. Health and safety consultation
    3. Health and safety enforcement
    4. Health and safety inductions
    5. Health and safety inspections
  14. Comment: Counting the cost of safety failings
    1. Health and safety management
    2. Health and safety policies
    3. Health surveillance
    4. Working at height
    5. HIV and AIDS
    6. Homeworking
    7. Insurance
    8. International Standards
    9. Interviews under caution (PACE)
    10. Ladders
    11. Landlord and tenant: lease issues
    12. Landlord and tenant: possession issues
    13. Legionella
    14. Lift safety
    15. Lifting equipment
    16. Lighting
    17. Lightning conductors
    18. Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems
    19. Loneworking
    20. Machine guards and safety devices
    21. Manual handling
    22. Mental health
    23. Mobile phone masts
    24. Mobile phones at work
    25. Music licensing
    26. Night working
    27. Noise at work
    28. Nuisance
    29. Occupational cancers
    30. Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register
    31. Occupational health
    32. Occupiers’ liability
    33. Outdoor workers
    34. Outsourcing
    35. Overseas workers
    36. Packaging
    37. Packaging and Bisphenol A
    38. Parking
  15. Comment: Please release me
    1. Permits-to-work
    2. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
    3. Personal Protective Equipment
    4. Pest control
    5. Planning procedures
    6. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
    7. Power lines
    8. Pregnancy
    9. Property disputes
    10. Radiation
    11. Recycling
    12. Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH)
    13. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
  16. Comment: Reviewing health and safety
    1. Risk assessments
    2. Safety inspections and audits
    3. Safety signage
    4. Scaffolding
    5. Security
    6. Shared premises and common parts
    7. Slips, trips and falls
    8. Smoking
    9. Stress
    10. Temperature and ventilation
    11. Toilets
    12. Trade unions
    13. Training
    14. Trespassers and squatters
    15. Vehicles at work
    16. Vibration
    17. Violence at work
    18. Visitor safety
    19. Hazardous waste
    20. Waste management
  17. Comment: The full force of the law
    1. Water fittings
    2. Water quality
    3. Weather
    4. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment: the WEEE and RoHS Regulations
    5. Wheelclamping
    6. Work equipment
    7. Working time
  18. Comment: Getting better
    1. Workplace health, safety and welfare
    2. Work-related upper limb disorders
    3. Young persons
  19. Contributors
  20. Directory of information services
  21. Index