Site supervision simplified (GE706/17)

Site supervision simplified (GE706/17)

Please note- This publication is due to be updated to the 2018 edition due for release on 1st December. If you are running a Site Safety Plus course, continue to use 2017 editions until 1st January 2018

Site supervision simplified (GE 706) provides easy-to-understand information and practical guidance on implementing, supervising and monitoring the required standards of health, safety and environment on construction sites. It is the official reference publication for the CITB Site Safety Plus Site supervisors' safety training scheme (SSSTS), a two-day course for first line managers and supervisors, and the one-day SSSTS refresher course.

Supervising a site brings a responsibility to protect the workforce and to remain up to date with legislation. Revised annually, this publication offers advice, checklists, case studies and practical guidance on what to do, as well as short, clear explanations on related legislation.

New for 2017
•The content has been reviewed to ensure it reflects current legislation and good practice.
• Additional information has been included in Section B on the new Psychoactive Substances Act, with reference to legal highs.
• The lifting operations chapter has been reviewed and new content has been added to create a chapter on lifting equipment.
• The excavations and underground services chapter has been split to create individual chapters on 'excavations' and 'underground and overhead services'.
• A new specialist chapter has been added for working over or near to water.
• New, polyprop binding has been introduced to replace the spiral binding.
• A new download format replaces the CD-ROM, allowing instant access to content.
• The online format is now mobile device compatible.
• The digital book design has been revised and includes animated, turnable pages.

This product is complemented by a FREE to access companion website, which brings together all the latest advice and guidance, content updates and links to related websites. To preview the site click here

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More information about this product

Who is this suitable for?

• Site supervisors and front line managers.
• Owners of small construction firms.
• Site supervisors' safety training scheme (SSSTS) delegates.
• University undergraduates, college students on construction management courses and those on other construction-related course.

What information does it offer?

GE 706 follows the standard approach used across all CITB core publications. This enables easy cross-referencing between publications and will greatly assist a supervisor to prepare and deliver toolbox talks, such as those contained within our Toolbox talks (GT 700) publication.

• Section A: Legal and management
• Health and safety law. • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. • Developing a health and safety management system.
• Risk assessments and method statements. • Leadership and worker engagement. • Statutory inspections, checks and monitoring.
• Accident reporting.
• Section B: Health and welfare
• Health and welfare. • First aid and emergency procedures. • Personal protective equipment. • Hazardous substances. • Asbestos.
• Dust and fumes (Respiratory hazards). • Noise and vibration. • Manual handling.
• Section C: General safety
• Site set up and security. • Fire prevention and control. • Electrical safety. • Temporary works.
• Work equipment and hand-held tools. • Site transport safety. • Lifting operations. • Lifting equipment.
• Section D: High risk activities
• Working at height. • Excavations. • Underground and overhead services. • Confined spaces.
• Section E: Environment
• Environmental management. • Waste management.
• Section F: Specialist activities
• Demolition. • Working over or near to water.

What are the benefits?

To make sure you can implement, supervise and monitor the required standards of health, safety and the environment on construction sites.

What are the system requirements?

PC download requirements:

Operating system: Windows® Vista (SP2), 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (not Windows® RT)

Processor: Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or equivalent

Memory: 2 GB

Hard drive: At least 4 GB free

Graphics: Any Direct3D 9 compatible graphics card (with at least 32MB of memory)

Screen resolution: Minimum of 1024 x 768

Internet: Required for software activation

NOTE: This application will not run on a Mac unless it is dual booting to a compatible Windows operating system using BootCamp (or similar).

Online subscription requirements:

Browser: For optimum performance use Chrome, Opera, Firefox or Safari (IE users may experience printing issues)

Screen resolution: Minimum of 1024 x 600

Are there any Format delivery notes?

Subscriptions - When you buy a full (12-month) subscription to one or more of our online versions they will be available to you on demand via our dedicated learning platform – GOLD (Gateway to Online Learning and Development).

You can buy a number of subscriptions that can be allocated to others. Once the purchase has been completed, you will be asked to provide the name and email address for each user. A GOLD login will then be created for them with appropriate permissions, and they will receive an email from GOLD with a set of instructions on how to access the product.

There are two types of subscriptions; single subscriptions that can only be accessed by a single user account, and concurrent subscriptions that can be accessed by multiple users at the same time.

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