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7 Toolbox Talk Formats (With Ready To Use Examples)

7th November, 2018 - tag Toolbox Talks

There are 7 formats that are commonly used to give toolbox talks - informal chats, safety briefings, handouts, presentations, demonstrations, videos and software. Some are quicker to get started than others, some do the hard work for you, and some need a bit of preparation.

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10 Free Ways To Improve Construction Site Safety

5th November, 2018 - tag Construction

With profit margins on construction projects often tight, smaller contractors and sometimes larger construction firms just don’t have a big budget and loads of resources to dedicate to health and safety. The good news is many health and safety measures can be implemented for free (or low cost).

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Proactive Vs Reactive Health And Safety Management

2nd November, 2018 - tag Management

Does your health and safety management consist of mostly proactive or reactive measures? Which one you focus on could have a big impact on your safety culture, and your bottom line. But what's the difference between proactive and reactive safety? Should you use one, the other, or both?

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CDM Planning Period And How Much Time You Need

31st October, 2018 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations say that clients must allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, in fact it's the first client duty. How much time should be allowed for the planning and preparation period of a construction project, to comply with this duty under CDM?

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7 Types Of COSHH Control Measures And How They Reduce Risk

29th October, 2018 - tag COSHH

One of the fundamental requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) is the prevention or control of exposure to substances hazardous to health. But what control measures are best to use for COSHH and how do they reduce the risk?

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CDM 2015 Principal Contractor Duties Explained

25th October, 2018 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 requires a principal contractor to be appointed by the client on any construction project with more than one contractor. The role of principal contractor carries additional CDM duties and responsibilities. Here are the CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained.

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Asbestos Types And Colours Explained

24th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

When you hear people talk about the types of asbestos, you will often hear them referred to by colour, like blue asbestos or white asbestos. Despite the names, you can't actually identify asbestos by colour, but there are three main types you need to know about.

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Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

22nd October, 2018 - tag CDM

A question we are often asked regarding CDM and the new CDM 2015 regulations is, can the principal contractor be the principal designer? The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase of the project. This is usually the architect.

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How Many First Aiders Do I Need? Low Vs High Risk Work

19th October, 2018 - tag Management

When assessing first aid requirements, one of the first questions people usually ask is how many first aiders they need. One of the main considerations is your risk level, and in this post we assess how many first aiders are required in both high and low risk workplaces.

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What Happens To Your Lungs When You Breathe Asbestos

17th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos is mostly a health risk to your lungs, breathing in deadly asbestos can cause permanent damage to the inner cells and the outer lining of your lungs and chest wall. How does it get in and what happens to your lungs when you are exposed? Let's take a look.

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What Is HAVS? Get To Grips With Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

15th October, 2018 - tag Vibration

Nearly 2 million people in the UK are at risk from HAVS. It's a painful, disabling and serious condition that's permanent, but preventable. What is HAVS and are you at risk? Has HAVS already started affecting you? Let's get to grips with HAVS so you know how to avoid it.

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50 Reasons Why You Should Wear And Use PPE

12th October, 2018 - tag Management

If you have ever struggled to get your team to wear and use their PPE correctly, or you are not sure why you need to wear PPE yourself, here are 50 reasons why you should wear and use PPE. After reading these 50 reasons, why wouldn't you wear PPE?

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