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What Is The Meaning Of A Toolbox Talk?

5th April, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

A toolbox talk is a short health and safety talk covering a particular safety topic or subject. The question 'what is the meaning of a toolbox talk?' can perhaps best be answered best by asking, why do we give toolbox talks, and what do they hope to achieve?

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How To Write A Toolbox Talk

31st March, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

How do you write a toolbox talk? It's not always easy starting off with a blank page, and deciding what to talk about. Even though toolbox talks are short, preparing the talk is not always so quick and simple. There are several stages you need to go through to create the perfect toolbox talk.

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Introducing The Talks Plan Online Tool Box Talks Service

27th March, 2017 - tag News

We are pleased to introduce our new Talks Plan membership for simple online health and safety talk management. Health and safety talks are a great way of creating a positive health and safety culture, complying with the law, and keeping your workforce safe.

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Manual Handling? Think LITE!

28th February, 2017 - tag Manual Handling

Manual handling is apparent in nearly every workplace in one form or another. With manual handling being the leading cause of musculoskeletal disorders at work, it’s important to know how much you can safely lift, and use good handling techniques. In this blog post, we learn how to think LITE.

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Time For Your Annual Health And Safety Review?

10th January, 2017 - tag Management

When was the last time you carried out a formal review of your health and safety policies, documentation and procedures? As it is the start of the new year, now is a great time to review your health and safety documentation and management procedures. In this post we look at what should be reviewed.

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What CDM 2015 Information Should A Principal Contractor Provide?

6th January, 2017 - tag CDM

Does CDM 2015 apply to residential projects? This is a common question under CDM, and the short answer is - Yes. If you are a principal contractor, contractor, designer or principal designer, CDM 2015 applies in full to residential projects. Find out more about CDM 2015 and residential projects.

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You're As Cold As Ice, Don't Be Willing To Sacrifice (Your Health And Safety)

30th November, 2016 - tag Health

With temperatures hitting the minuses for most of the UK last night (more freezing than freezing), it's important to remember that when you're as cold as ice, extra consideration should be given to health and safety. It's important to remember the increased risks from the decreased temperature.

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What CDM 2015 Information Should A Principal Designer Provide?

24th November, 2016 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 created the role of principal designer, and under the regulations, this duty holder is responsible for managing health and safety during the pre-construction phase. What information should a principal designer provide to comply with the regulations?

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Remember, Remember, Your Health This November!

3rd November, 2016 - tag Health

Health can often take a back seat when it comes to health and safety. So remember, remember, your health this November! The problem with health risks is that, while they may not affect you immediately, by the time you start to suffer, and even trying to deal with the problem, it might be too late.

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Under The COSHH?

4th October, 2016 - tag COSHH

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. There are a set of regulations (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) that requires you to control substances that are hazardous to health within your organisation. So what is exactly is under the COSHH?

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How To Complete The CDM 2015 F10 Form

13th July, 2016 - tag CDM

The CDM 2015 F10 form is the form you will use to notify the HSE of your construction project, if it is notifiable. Under CDM 2015 it is one of the Client duties to submit this form. So what information is needed, and how do you complete it?

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Asbestos Management Survey Vs Refurbishment And Demolition Survey

7th June, 2016 - tag Asbestos

There are two key types of asbestos survey, the management asbestos survey, and the refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey. Both asbestos surveys, but with a difference. So which one do you need? Let's look at asbestos management surveys vs refurbishment and demolition surveys.

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