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5th March, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

What Makes A Good Toolbox Talk?

A good toolbox talk requires a combination of factors… good subject, good content, good delivery, and good records. Get it wrong and your toolbox talk could end up being boring or worse, pointless. Get it right and make a real difference to the health and safety of your workforce.

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3rd March, 2020 - CDM

Who Are The CDM 2015 Duty Holders?

There are 5 main duty holders under CDM 2015 you need to know about. Some duty holders are appointed automatically, and some need to be appointed in writing. In this blog post we discuss who these CDM duty holders are, and what their role is under the CDM 2015 regulations.

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27th February, 2020 - Manual Handling

Manual Handling? Think LITE!

Manual handling is present 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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25th February, 2020 - Management

Employing Young Workers And How To Keep Them Safe

A young worker is anyone under the age of 18 in the workplace. Young workers may be involved in your business as an employee, for work experience or as an apprentice. And there's no reason why young workers can't be employed, but there are extra things to think about to keep them safe.

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20th February, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

Are Toolbox Talks A Legal Requirement?

Toolbox talks are often used as part of a good health and safety management system to refresh, renew and provide health and safety information. But beyond being good practice, are toolbox talks a legal requirement?

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18th February, 2020 - CDM

When Does A Principal Designer Need To Be Appointed?

A principal designer needs to be appointed on all construction projects involving more than one contractor. Including subcontractors. But even though this role was introduced back in 2015, as the newest CDM duty holder, the principal designer role still gets a lot of questions.

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13th February, 2020 - Inductions

When A Construction Site Induction Is Needed

Inductions at work are a standard procedure, and usually carried out when you first start at a new business or department. How is this different in construction? The same rules apply, but they are slightly stricter and must be applied each time you start a new project.

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11th February, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

9 Reasons To Have Daily Toolbox Talks

There is no a legal requirement to carry toolbox talks out daily, so if you’re not that frequent with them yet, don’t worry. But there are many reasons why daily toolbox talks are better for your business, health and safety, and team. In this post we look at 9 reasons to have daily talks.

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6th February, 2020 - Asbestos

How Long Does An Asbestos Awareness Certificate Last?

If you work in construction or any other profession where you may disturb asbestos you should be trained in asbestos awareness as a minimum. But how often should that training take place, and how long does an asbestos awareness certificate last? Find out if your training is up to date.

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4th February, 2020 - Health

Why And How To Wash Your Hands Properly

Washing your hands might not sound glamorous, but it's a cheap and easy way to improve health and prevent the spread of germs. Washing your hands properly removes dirt and contaminants, as well as viruses and bacteria. But a quick rinse isn't enough, here's how to do it properly!

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30th January, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 Roles And Responsibilities

The roles of client, principal designer, principal contractor, designers and contractors all have responsibilities under CDM. And so do workers. Under CDM, the roles are referred to as duty holders. In this blog post, we will look at what these roles are, when they apply, and what they do.

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28th January, 2020 - Management

Can Health And Safety SAVE You Money?

Health and safety costs money doesn't it? Installing safety devices, training, monitoring, checks and inspections, not to mention time spent on paperwork, it all adds up. So how can health and safety save you money? Find out how good health and safety can actually save your business money.

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