Site Supervision Simplified (GE 706/18)

Site Supervision Simplified (GE 706/18)

Please note- This publication is due to be updated to the 2019 edition due for release on 3rd December. If you are running a Site Safety Plus course, continue to use 2018 editions until 1st January

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.

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 2018
• Content has been reviewed and updated, where necessary, to ensure information reflects current legislation and good practice.
• The health and safety management system information in Section A has been restructured and includes the HSE's recognised model for managing health and safety HSG65: plan, do, check and act. Section A also now includes a summary chart on health and safety law, provides a link to the CDM explainer video, and includes a table detailing the HSE's red, amber and green (RAG) lists.
• Information on so called legal highs within Section B has been updated in line with the Psychoactive Substances Act and a table has been included to outline the penalties for illegal drugs. Additional guidance, techniques and images have also been included in Section B to enhance the manual handling information.
• A case study has been included in Section D to highlight the consequences of dangerous working at height.
• Section E has enhanced information on ecology surveys, archaeology and heritage environments.
• A new specialist chapter, street works and road works, has been added to Section F.

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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.   • Health and safety management systems.
       • Risk assessments, method statements and permits to work.   • Leadership and worker engagement.  
       • Statutory inspections, checks and monitoring.   • Accident prevention and 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 organisation.   • 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
       • Street works and road works.   • 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.

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