Dave Joyce, CWU's National Health, Safety, and Environmental Officer has issued a letter to all union branches (LTB037/24) and their Union Safety Reps; advising them of an excellent resouce available from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH):
NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health is a UK-based
independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and
environmental practice and management. NEBOSH has launched its latest ‘Pocket Guide’ book
range which will be of interest to Health and Safety Representatives as useful resources.
The Quick Reference Guides are:
1 Guide to Risk Assessment
2 Guide to Risk Profiling and
3 Guide to Auditing for Health and Safety
The Risk Assessment short, pocket-sized guide is designed as a quick reference tool for those Safety Reps
involved in assessing risk in the workplace. It contains the key elements of the risk
assessment process along with guidance on what to include and consider.
This Risk Profiling short, pocket-sized guide is designed as a quick reference resource for
individuals engaged in risk profiling for organisations, encompassing leaders and health and
safety professionals. The guide includes the key stages of the risk profiling process, summaries
of useful tools and models and an example risk register.
The third and latest to be published, the ‘Guide to Auditing’ Health and Safety, in the pocket
guides series, builds on the information previously published in the ‘Quick Reference guides’ to‘Risk Assessment’ and ‘Risk Profiling.’
These new quick reference pocket guides are designed to serve as a valuable resource for
individuals engaged with undertaking risk assessment and safety and health auditing to
determine whether appropriate health and safety management systems are in place and that
suitable risk control systems and workplace precautions are being implemented.
they will serve as a valuable resource to union health and safety reps when carrying out
workplace health and safety inspections, checking on legal compliance and whether a safe
place of work, safe system of work, safe plant and equipment and adequate safety
information, instruction, supervision and training are in place and fit for purpose.
The health and safety pocket-sized auditing guide covers what auditing is and the different
types of audits, information on performance evaluation and how auditing can contribute to
It’s designed as a quick reference resource for individuals engaged in
auditing for health and safety and focuses on the six key stages of the audit process, including
some useful tips and examples to help the reader participate in a successful audit with
information on the different types of audit.
As well as those who conduct health and safety audits, this quick reference guide is also a
useful tool for anyone who has responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.
Health and safety audits play a crucial role in the effective management of health and safety in
the workplace. This NEBOSH guide will support readers through the process and help them to
effectively plan and carry out an audit or inspection. The pocket-sized guides are a great
reference resource to support individuals who need a quick refresh of a topic and are looking
for something in a simple format that can be quickly skimmed through when needed.
The NEBOSH Quick Reference Pocket Guides are available in print (£10) and eBook (£8) from
the NEBOSH online shop here