Safety First: English for Health and Safety Teacher’s Book

John Chrimes and Carol Tabor


A course for professionals who do potentially unsafe or dangerous jobs in industry.

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ISBN: 9781859645611

CEF Level: B1  IELTS Level: 4.0 to 5.0

Product Description

Safety First: English for Health and Safety

Aimed at people already working in industry, Safety First focuses on testing, activating and building workplace vocabulary and helping students develop their range of conversational language by teaching useful phrases and raising awareness of different registers. It also builds communication skills and gives practice in other skills needed in industry, such as listening for gist and key information and interpreting e-mail messages.

Key Features

  • A wide variety of interesting activity types to engage the learner
  • Systematic recycling to activate workplace vocabulary
  • Builds communications skills and raises awareness of different registers through use of authentic language
  • Provides practice in industry-specific skills such as form-filling and understanding complex instructions
  • Puzzles and games to help with critical thinking skills
  • Includes audio CD


Format: Paperback


Unit 1: Basics of health and safety
Unit 2: Hazards and risk assessment
Unit 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Unit 4: Hand-held equipment
Unit 5: Mechanical equipment
Unit 6: Transport safety
Unit 7: Working at height
Unit 8: Workplace manual handling
Unit 9: Fire safety
Unit 10: Chemical safety and hazardous substances
Unit 11: Electrical safety
Unit 12: First-aid and injury
Unit 13: Incident reports
Unit 14: Other hazards

Author details

John Chrimes has been working in EFL/ESP as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer since 1993. He holds an MA in ESP from Warwick University. He has worked on materials development and training projects for large corporations, universities and corporate training providers in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Latin America. He has also delivered ESP and EAP materials writing workshops at conferences.

Carol Tabor co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP: English for ICT Studies, and Safety First. She began her ELT career in 1990 and taught in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since 2003, Carol has been working as a freelance author, writing material for both teachers and learners of EFL. Carol holds an MA in Information Communication Technology in Education and in recent years has been extensively involved in producing digital materials to accompany a number of popular EFL course books.


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