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Jordan Publishing Health and Safety Management


"The manual is a must for any employer that needs clear practical advice on managing health and safety in the workplace"

Ed Friend, Health and Safety Consultant

A guide that explains the law clearly and shows how to apply it in practice. 

Written by experts with a unique range of experience including enforcement, policy making and health and safety practice in the work place, they have produced a guide that makes following the regulations easy.

  • Presents information in relevant, easy-to-digest sections
  • Offers information that is straightforward to understand and implement
  • Provides chapters that are simple to navigate and includes a speed-read summary for a concise overview of key points
  • Uses plain English to interpret complex compliance legislation, enabling you to implement practical solutions immediately - no jargon, no confusion
  • Provides documents and procedures to help you put your plans into practice

Key features of a subscription to Jordan Publishing Health and Safety Management

  • Saves you time - all the details you need are available in one place
  • Offers you peace of mind - enabling you to keep pace with changing compliance requirements swiftly and easily
  • Enables instant access to the most up-to-date information - updated by practising health and safety specialists
  • Shows you how to ensure your workplace complies - illustrating how to effectively achieve compliance at work every day

This looseleaf comes complete with a CD-ROM containing fillable Word documents of Control Sheets to enable you to carry out, record, and provide evidence of training activity and compliance with legal requirements.

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Table of Statutes

Table of Statutory Instruments

Table of European Instruments

Table of Abbreviations


Part 1 - Law and Practice

  • Health and Safety Law
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Health and Safety Policy Statement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Training
Part 2 - Individual Topics
  • Accidents and First Aid
  • Asbestos Management in Buildings
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling and Ergonomics
  • Mechanical Handling and Lifting Equipment
  • Noise
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Vibration
  • Work Equipment
  • Workplace Safety and Welfare
Part 3 - Reference Materials
  • Factfinder
  • Factfile
    • Drugs
    • Smoking
    • Stress
    • Lone Working/Violence
    • Work
    • Artificial Optical Radiation

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"a very impressive volume, covers the main topics better than I have seen anywhere else"
Neil Pearson BSc(Hons) MIOSH RSP, Health and Safety Management Consultant SEM Consulting

"The manual is a must for any employer that needs clear practical advice on managing health and safety in the workplace"
Ed Friend, Health and Safety Consultant

Chapter 1

General duties of employers


The employer has to comply not only with the general duties contained within the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 but also with numerous relevant statutory provisions.

The general duties placed on employers by the 1974 Act are to:

  • ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees;

  • provide equipment etc free of charge;

  • provide a written health and safety policy statement;

  • set up safety committees (in prescribed circumstances);

  • ensure the health and safety of others affected by work activities.

Health, safety and welfare of employees

A general duty under s 2(1) of the 1974 Act is placed on an employer to ensure ‘so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees'.

Particular duties are then stated in s 2(2)(a)–(e), which supplement but do not replace the overriding duty of care. These duties are to:

  • provide and maintain plant and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health;

  • ensure that articles and substances are used, handled, stored and transported in a safe fashion;

  • ensure that such information, instruction, training and supervision are provided to ensure the health and safety of employees;

  • ensure that any place of work under the employer's control is maintained in a safe condition;

  • ensure that all means of access and egress are maintained and that they are safe and without risks to health;

  • ensure that a working environment is provided and maintained that is safe and without risks to health;

  • ensure that adequate facilities and welfare arrangements are provided for employees.

These general duties are wide ranging and ensure that the employer has a duty of care for employees whatever their work location.

2018 Print Subscription Information
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2 updates per year included in your subscription.

Issue 40 November 2017

What’s New in This Update?

Health and safety law
In Chapter 1, further information has been provided on corporate manslaughter and prosecutions taken under health and safety legislation.

New guidance has been provided following the introduction of the Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement Regulations 2017 which came into force on 1 October 2017.

Non-financial reporting
Chapter 2 on Health and Safety management has been updated to provide information on non-financial reporting in company reports.

Health and safety policy
This section has been revised to provide further clarification on the role of the Health and Safety Policy Statement.

Manual handling and ergonomics
The information in Chapter M1 relating to safe manual handling has been revised and updated.

Chapter S1 on Substances Hazardous to Health has been updated to include further information on the control of legionella in the workplace.

Reference sections
These sections have been updated to reflect the latest guidance.

The regularly updated looseleaf includes

  • Special action summaries - for practical, up-to-date guidance
  • Recording and tracking processes - for efficient monitoring of health and safety procedures
  • Control sheets - that can be customised to your own requirements
  • Checklists and model documents - saving you time helping you translate theory into workplace reality
  • Two newsletters per year - supplementing the updates with expert analysis

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