Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Health and safety
in construction
This is a free-to-download, web-friendly version of HSG150
(Third edition, published 2006). This version has been adapted for online
use from HSE’s current printed version.
You can buy the book at and most good bookshops.
ISBN 978 0 7176 6182 2
Price £10.95
This is the third edition of Health and safety in construction. It has been updated
and expanded in the light of new legislation, in particular the Work at Height
Regulations 2005. It also features new information on recent advances and
examples of good practice in the construction industry.
This book is aimed at the small contractor but also applies to everyone involved
in construction. It provides help and assistance on how to work safely on most
tasks you will encounter. It will also help to identify the main causes of accidents
and ill health and explains how to eliminate hazards and control risks. The
guidance is simple but comprehensive. The solutions are straightforward and
easy to adopt.
The first two editions sold over 250 000 copies, making it one of the most
popular guides to construction health and safety.

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Health and Safety

© Crown copyright 2006
First published 1996
ISBN 978 0 7176 6182 2
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in
a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written
permission of the copyright owner.
Applications for reproduction should be made in writing to:
The Office of Public Sector Information, Information Policy Team,
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This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Following the guidance
is not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the
guidance you will normally be doing...