Construction Professional

Manual handling

With musculoskeletal disorders representing 35% of sickness absence and a whopping 60% of manual handling injuries down to heavy objects rather than incorrect lifting, it is important to manage musculoskeletal health. See your topic on Manual Handling and the template Manual Handling Policy.

Ceri Pickering, Development Editor


Building and Planning Law

Includes tendering, contracts, building regulations, and the planning system.

Buildings and Workplace Environment

Includes asbestos, CDM, electrical safety, gas appliance safety legislation and workplace environment.

Chemical Hazards

The key requirements to managing, storing and restricting exposure to chemical hazards and explosives, includes REACH, COSHH and DSEAR.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

Includes CDM Regulations, construction phase plans, designing for safety, and notifiable projects.

Environmental Management

Includes energy management, recycling, sustainability, site waste management plans and corporate social responsibility.


Time to redo your fire risk assessments and consider detection and alarm systems, emergency procedures and fire-fighting equipment?

Machinery and Work Equipment

Comprising machinery safety and maintenance, the use of PPE, mobile devices and specialised work equipment such as ladders, lift trucks and pressure systems.

Management and Legal Responsibilities

Includes corporate manslaughter, responsibilities of directors and senior managers, and penalties and sentencing.

Occupational Health

Includes occupational health disorders and diseases associated with working on construction sites, such as asthma, asbestosis and upper limb disorders.

Site Hazards

Includes demolition, site traffic management, working at height, high voltage work and excavation.

Workforce, Contractors and Visitors

Includes migrant, temporary, lone, young, mobile, agency and disabled workers.

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Law and Guidance

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Questions and Answers

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Tools and Documents


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