A Library of Useful Reading

The Demolition Process

A Strategy for Disaster Management in the Built Environment

Underground Storage Tanks

Tower Block Demolition

Building Construction Handbook 12th Edition  2020 (Chudley and Greeno)

Research Methods for Construction 4th Edition 

HSE Publication L153 Guidance Managing Health and Safety in Construction 2015

The Management of Demolition Projects Edition 04, December 2016 A Guidance for Clients & Administrators, Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 Management of Demolition Projects Edition Dec 2016

Demolition in the UK Industry Report (IBIS World)

Disallowed Costs v Defined Costs in NEC Contracts  NEC Users Group 2015

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Occupation Health and Safety in Construction Project Management (Routledge 2017)

Protecting the Public 2007 (HSE) 

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – Management of Health and Safety at Work (L21) (ACOP is now revoked, so the ACOP is strictly speaking withdrawn but, as a significant part is still applicable and may still be used for reference/guidance)

Environmental Good Practice on Site (Ciria)

Environmental Law for the Construction Industry 2002 (Masons’ Guide)

Tolley’s Practical Risk Assessment Handbook 2006 (Routledge)

Managing the Causes of Work-Related Stress (HSE) 2007

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2013 – Work with asbestos containing materials 2nd Edition [L143]

Manual Handling 2016 (HSE L23) 4th Edition

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2015 (HSE L25) 3rd Edition

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health [COSHH] Regulations 2002 (as amended) – Control of substances to health 6th Edition [HSE L5]

Safe Use of Work Equipment. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation. Approved Code of Practice Guidance 2018 [HSE L22]

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations [LOLER] 1998 – Safe use of lifting equipment [HSE L113] 2014

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (HSE) 2016

Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 – Controlling noise at work [HSE L108]

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2019 – Hand arm vibration, Whole body vibration

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations – Whole Body Vibration (HSE L141) 2005

Control of Lead at Work Regulations Third Edition 2002 (HSE L132)

Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 (UK Gov)

Electricity at Work – Safe Working Practices (HSE 85) 2013

Avoiding Danger from Overhead Powerlines 4th Edition 2013 (HSE G56)

Avoiding Danger from Underground Services (HSG 47) 2014

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (HSE) 2015

Explosives Regulations 2014 (HSE) 

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres (HSE) 2013

Reporting accidents and incidents at work: A brief guide to the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) (HSE INDG453)

The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (HSE) 2015

Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 – Safe work in confined spaces [HSE L101] 2014

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 – First aid at work 3rd Edition 2013 [HSE L74]

Health and Safety Regulations – Safety Signs and Signals [HSE L64] 2015

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 – Workplace health, safety and welfare 2nd Edition 2013 [HSE L24]

Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977  – Consulting workers on health and safety [HSE L146] 2014

Fire Prevention on Construction Sites Joint Code of Practice – Fire Safety in Construction [HSG168] 2010

Environmental Protection Act 1990 (UK Gov)

Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 (UK Gov)

The Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2011 (UK Gov)

Site Waste Management Plan Regulations 2008 (UKGov)

Asbestos – the Analysts Guide (HSE 2021)

Asbestos – the Licensed Contractors’ Guide (HSE)

Asbestos – the Surveyors Guide (HSEG264) 2012

BS6187:2011 Code of Practice for Full and Partial Demolition

BS5875:2019 Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures and the permissible stress design of false work

Work with Display Screen Equipment Guidance on Regulations (HSE 2003)

Working with Display Screen Equipment (HSE 2013)

The Safe Use of Vehicles on Construction Sites 2009 (HSE)

Nanotechnology in Construction and Demolition (IOSH) 2017

Nanotechnology in Construction and Demolition: What We Know, What We Don’t (IOSH) 2017

Expert Observation of Demolition Dangers and How to Avoid Them – Steve Andrew (The Chemical Engineer) 2018

NOTE:  ACOP’s contain the related regulations – reading the ACOP will give you details of the requirements of the regulations and guidance.

Guidance on Risk Engineering Council Revised 28.10.2021

Guidance on Sustainability Engineering Council January 2021

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