Safety First: English for Health and Safety Resource Book with audio CDs

John Chrimes, Fiona McGarry, Chris Gough


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

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ISBN: 9781859645536

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.

Chris Gough has taught in the UK and Spain and was involved in teacher training in the UK for a number of years. He now spends all his time writing materials, though he still regularly moderates training courses for Trinity. Chris has written titles for various publishers including supplementary vocabulary and reading resources. He has been writing with Garnet for nearly two years. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Gerry and daughter, Isobel.

Fiona McGarry has been working in EFL since 1989 as a teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, editor and materials writer. She is a young learner specialist with particular experience in the Arab World. She is the author of two primary course books and has been a writer, consultant and editor for the Preparatory materials in Garnet Education’s revised English for Libya series. She has also been involved in writing ESP and EAP books, including English for the Energy Industries: Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Take-off: Technical English for Engineering, Safety First and TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) and English for Islamic Studies with Amna M. Bedri.

Fiona has worked in Qatar, Libya, Sudan, UAE, Spain, the USA and the UK and has written and delivered many in-service orientation courses to familiarize teachers with new teaching materials, methodologies and teaching techniques. She is also involved in running CELTA and diploma courses and is an examiner, assessor and moderator for UCLES and Trinity College London.


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