Safe Start (GE 707/18)

Safe Start (GE 707/18)

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

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 (HSA).

New for 2018
• Content has been reviewed and updated, where necessary, to ensure information reflects current legislation and good practice.
• 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 content and new images have also been included in Section B to enhance the manual handling chapter.
• Section E has enhanced information on sustainable building, concrete washout facilities and brownfield sites.

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 (HSA).

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, underground services 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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All of the content of Site supervision simplified GE 707/18 in a download format.

  • Handy for use on and off site.
  • Easy to understand menu and navigation controls.
  • Keyword/phrase search facility.
  • Function to be able to download the product onto three devices.
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