Construction health and safety awareness (GE707/20)

Construction health and safety awareness (GE707/20)

Construction health and safety awareness (GE707) is designed for people who are new to the construction industry. It explains the basic health, safety and environment steps that you, your employer and the site or project that you are working on should be taking. It is the official supporting publication for the CITB Site Safety Plus one-day Health and safety awareness course (HSA).

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 is produced in plain English and includes clear illustrations and practical guidance for construction workers. GE707 follows the standard approach used across all CITB core publications, which enables easy cross-referencing between publications.

GE707 content has been reviewed and updated, where necessary, to ensure the information reflects current legislation and good practice.

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What information does it offer?

• 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.   • Work equipment and hand-held tools.  
   • Mobile work equipment.   • Lifting operations and equipment.
• Section D: High risk activities
   • Working at height.   • Excavations.   • Underground and overhead services.   • 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 Construction health and safety awareness (GE707/20) in a download format.
• Handy for use on and off site.
• User-friendly navigation with animated, page-turn design.
• Keyword search facility with highlighted results.
• Augmented reality (AR) allows you to access further information using your smartphone or tablet.
• Can be downloaded on up to three devices. 

What are the system requirements?

Minimum PC system requirements:

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

Processor: Pentium® (2009) / Core i3® 2 GHz or equivalent

Memory: 2 GB

Disk space: At least 10 GB free recommended

Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or greater

Graphics: Any Direct3D® 9 compatible, 128 MB

Internet: Broadband internet connection required for installation, updates, web media and links.

Other: DirectX® 9.0c or higher. Internet Explorer® 9 or higher. Adobe Reader® and Microsoft PowerPoint® required to view some content.

Older versions of Windows® have not been tested and are not supported. Not compatible with macOS®, instead users should use the dedicated viewer for macOS® available from the AppStore. Not compatible with Linux.

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