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27th June, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

Why Toolbox Talks Are Important In Construction

Toolbox talks are mostly used in construction. Sure, you have health and safety talks, health and safety moments and essentially, the same kind of thing in other industries. But the term toolbox talk is mostly used on construction sites. Why are these health and safety toolbox talks important?

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21st June, 2017 - CDM

The History Of The CDM Regulations

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations), like many things, have changed and developed over time. The history of the CDM Regulations actually goes back over 20 years! Let’s take a look at the history of the CDM Regulations.

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13th June, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

10 Tips For Interesting Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks can be interesting if you pick the right topics, the right delivery, and deliver the right information. In this blog post we look at 10 ways to make your toolbox talks succeed. Here are our 10 tips for interesting toolbox talks.

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8th June, 2017 - Management

HSE Fee For Intervention Charges Explained

FFI 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. The aim of FFI is to recover the HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action, charging businesses that are in breach of health and safety regulations.

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1st June, 2017 - CDM

CDM Duties Guidance – 6 Free Pdfs

Do you know your duties under CDM? You soon will when you download our free guidance pdfs. Since nearly everyone has duties under CDM, we have created 6 FREE downloadable PDF factsheets, covering guidance for CDM duty holders. Get up to speed on your CDM duties.

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24th May, 2017 - CDM

Does CDM 2015 Apply To Demolition?

When, and how, does CDM 2015 apply to demolition work? As in, projects that don’t actually involve any new construction, just removal and site clearance. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) apply to construction work sure, but how does it apply to demolition?

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26th April, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

How To Find The Best Toolbox Talk Subjects

Toolbox talks should be delivered frequently, and we are often asked how to pick the best subjects. Finding the best toolbox talk subjects for your team will often depend on the work being carried out and the health and safety risks they are exposed to.

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12th April, 2017 - Management

10 Reasons Why You Can Achieve Zero Harm

Zero harm can never be achieved, is unrealistic, is practically impossible, and meaningless. These are all arguments against zero harm, and there are many (including health and safety professionals) who agree with them. Is zero harm just setting ourselves up for failure?

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11th April, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

9 Ways To Make Safety Toolbox Talks Interesting

Safety talks are an important part of delivering the information and instruction needed to stay safe at work. And, they don't have to be boring. It's cnot always easy to find ways to make your health and safety toolbox talks interesting, here are 9 ways to make safety toolbox talks interesting.

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5th April, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

What Is The Meaning Of A Toolbox Talk?

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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31st March, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

How To Write A Toolbox Talk

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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27th March, 2017 - News

Introducing The Talks Plan Online Tool Box Talks Service

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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