A: Legal and management

A01: Health and safety law

A01 For further information on environmental law visit the individual websites for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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A02: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

A02 The regulations are supported by six industry guidance documents, one for each duty holder and an additional one for workers. These are available on the CITB website.

A02 CITB has designed a free CDM Wizard tool, available to download as an app or desktop version. The tool is intended to assist duty holders in complying with the regulations and compiling construction phase plans for smaller projects.
+ Android
+ iOS

A02 A blank F10 form can be downloaded from the CDM section of the HSE website.

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A03: Health and safety management systems

A03 For a free guidance document for leaders, owners and line managers on safety management systems, Managing for health and safety (HSG65), visit the HSE's website.

A03 The HSE provides guidance for employers on managing contractors. For further information visit their website. 

A03 For an example of the self-improving cycle of Plan, Do, Check, Act, which can be used as a template health and safety management system, visit the HSE website. 

A03 CITB has developed the Construction site safety - health, safety and environment auditing system (SA 03 CD).

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A04: Risk assessments, method statements and permits to work

A04 For further information on controlling risks within the workplace visit the HSE website.

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A05: Induction and training

A05 CITB has developed a handy-sized, ring-bound book titled Safety critical communication - Toolbox talks (GT701). Examples are available on the website (1MB, PDF).

A05 For details of courses, training programmes or further information on competency or card schemes visit the CITB website:
+ Training and courses
+ Cards and testing

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A06: Leadership and worker engagement

A06 The Leadership and worker involvement toolkit is available on the HSE website.

A06 For further information on health and safety in the construction industry visit the HSE website.

A06 The following HSE publications give clear guidance on managing safety and human factors:
+ Reducing error and influencing behaviour (HSG48) 
+ Managing for health and safety (HSG65). 

A06 For further information refer to the CITB Achieving Behavioural Change (ABC) course.

 A06 For examples of how engaging with the workforce has brought about tangible benefits visit the HSE website (692KB, PDF).

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A08: Accident prevention and reporting

A08 There are a total of 27 categories of dangerous occurrence that are relevant to most workplaces. For a full, detailed list refer to the HSE online guidance.

A08  Where an accident or dangerous occurrence has to be reported under RIDDOR, that report should be submitted online, via the HSE website.

A08  A telephone service remains for reporting fatal and specified injuries only.

A08  Form F2508 can be completed online, via the HSE website. 

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