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Health and Safety

In this unit you will need to show you have an understanding of the factors that affect health and safety with the construction industry.


The unit brief can be found here


You will need to produce the following pieces of work, some of these may in the form of a PowerPoint, others may be written notes, whilst some areas will be down to how you act in the various construction projects.


1 Why is Health and Safety Important

  1. You should be able to explain what the key people in the construction industry need to do with regard to health and safety. Link to PowerPoint
  2. You should be able to explain the accident reporting system as set out in RIDDOR. Link to flow chart


2 Legislation

You must be able to describe a range of laws that will directly affect the construction industry, you should be able to demonstrate that you undertand these from the point of view of both the employer and the employee.


This is best presented in a PowerPoint presentation but you may choose another method if that suits you. Notes to help you write up your presentations can be found below:

  1. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  2. Working at Height Act 2005
  3. CDM(Construction Design and Management)


3 Risk Assessment

You should carry out a risk assessment for one of the projects you are undertaking.

  1. Sample Risk Assessment