CITB urges site workers to order 2013 edition of GE 700 manual
CITB ConstructionSkills is urging contractors to order their copy of the 2013 edition of the GE 700 Construction site safety manual, to ensure best health and safety practice on site.
The new edition of GE 700, which will be available from January, gives up-to-date guidance and legislation information on health and safety and the environment – making it relevant for site managers in particular.
The latest edition includes a simplfied legislation section including case studies and also includes access to the GE 700 website, where users can access news and updates.
Braden Connolly, head of testing and card services at CITB, said: “In the last 12 months, the number of recorded UK construction-related fatalities has fallen more than 10% below the last five year average, making UK construction sites among the safest in Europe.
“However, ours is a high-risk industry, so we must continue to strive for better standards of safety across the board and we can only do this through industry-led best practice guidance.
“By ordering a copy of the GE 700 now, contractors and their employees can be safe in the knowledge that they will have up-to-date guidance and information on current health, safety and environment legislation. Not only that, but the new publication will provide all of this information in a new, easy-to-use format, which will make it even easier for contractors to understand their responsibilities.”