Safe start (GE707/17)

Safe start (GE707/17)

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

Safe start (GE 707) provides easy to understand health, safety and environment information. It supports operatives and specialists who are preparing for the CITB Health, safety and environment test through providing all of the information needed to pass the test. It is the official supporting publication for the CITB Site Safety Plus one-day Health and safety awareness course.

New for 2017
• Content has been updated to reflect changes in legislation and good practice.
• New chapters have been added on lifting operations and asbestos.
• The health and welfare chapter has been updated and additional content has been included on stress and mental health.

Each chapter begins with a summary of what you should expect from your site and employer, and what your site and employer should expect from you. It includes clear illustrations and offers practical guidance for construction workers, including all the relevant topics and the individual specialist chapters.


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Who is this suitable for?

• People who are new to working in construction and need an overview of health, safety and environment information.
• Operatives and specialists sitting the CITB Health, safety and environment test and Labourer test.
• Delegates undertaking the Site Safety Plus one-day Health and safety awareness course.

What information does it offer?

GE 707 follows the standard approach used across all CITB core publications. This enables easy cross-referencing between publications.

• Section A: Legal and management
• General responsibilities. • Accident reporting and recording.
• Section B: Health and welfare
• Health and welfare. • First aid and emergency procedures. • Personal protective equipment. • Asbestos.
• Dust and fumes (Respiratory hazards). • Noise and vibration. • Hazardous substances. • Manual handling.
• Section C: General safety
• Safety signs. • Fire prevention and control. • Electrical safety, tools and equipment. • Site transport safety.
• Lifting operations and equipment.
• Section D: High risk activities
• Working at height. • Excavations and confined spaces.
• Section E: Environment
• Environmental awareness and waste control.
• Section F: Specialist activities
• Demolition. • Highway works. • Specialist work at height. • Lifts and escalators. • Tunnelling.
• Plumbing (JIB). • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR).

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