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Toolbox Talks - 110 Safety Briefings

A Tips & Advice book about... 

In a nutshell

This book helps you organise basic health and safety training at minimal cost. Safe and reliable, it ensures you've ticked all the legal boxes whilst taking care of workplace safety. We've done all the hard work for you and put together a series of 110 briefings covering everything from working at height to manual handling.

In detail

Each briefing in this book is structured in the same way, tackling five key areas:

  • What it's about
  • Associated hazards: what could go wrong
  • Risk level: high vs low-risk situations
  • Control measures: what can be done to prevent accidents
  • Key points: a short summary of what your staff should remember

As long as staff can gather around the presenter and hear clearly, you can hold the briefing anywhere you like. Each briefing takes only 15 minutes and can easily be given by a non-expert. Use this book to train staff in an effective, inexpensive way.

We've created this Tips & Advice book especially for... 

Health & safety managers, supervisors and trainers, business owners, company directors that want to:

  • Take care of basic health and safety training at minimal cost

The most important updates to this new edition include… 

  • The latest Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 including the preparation of construction phase plans and method statements

The addition of a series of briefings on:

  • Legal duties
  • Powers of inspectors
  • Work pressure
  • Recycle
  • Accident prevention

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice book... 

An Online Service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice book you'll read about...

Table of contents


Safety briefing training register

Chapter 1 - Construction

Buried services

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Cement and concrete

Construction phase plans

Driving and pulling nails

Method statements

Occupational health in construction work

Roads and streetworks

Safety in excavations

Safety with steelwork

Slinging and signalling

Use of cartridge-operated tools

Using cut-off saws

Using pneumatic tools

Welfare facilities for construction sites

Working on scaffolding

Chapter 2 - Fire

Evacuation procedures

Preventing arson

Preventing workplace fires

The role of the fire marshal

Use of fire extinguishers

Chapter 3 - Health and safety management

Accident prevention

Accident reporting

Accident response


Employees’ duties

Employers’ duties

Environmental awareness

Food safety

Health and Safety at Work Act

Human factors in accidents

International travel

ISO 14001

Lone working

Manual handling

OHSAS 18001

Permits to work

Personal hygiene and food

Powers of inspectors

Safe driving

Safe use of hazardous substances

Slips and trips

Understanding a risk assessment


Winter driving

Working at height

Working in confined spaces

Young persons

Chapter 4 - Occupational health

Drugs and alcohol



Legionnaires’ disease

Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease)


Skin protection

Sun stroke


Work pressure

Chapter 5 - Work equipment

Display screen equipment

Eye protection

Fork lift trucks - blind spots

Head protection


Power and hand tools

Pressure washers

Preventing needlestick injuries

Refuelling portable tools

Safe use of machinery

Safe working on tyres in garages

Scaffold towers

Trestles and stepladders

Use of abrasive wheels

Use of chainsaws

Use of extension leads

Use of fork lift trucks

Using a ladder

Using a mobile elevating working platform

Using flammable liquids

Using knives and cutting tools in the workplace

Using LPG

Using personal protective equipment

Vehicle content checks

Woodworking machines

Chapter 6 - Workplace

Asbestos management

Building site cleanliness

Cable management

Contaminated land

Controlling spillages


Energy saving in the office

Floor openings

Handling gas cylinders

Hot works



Liquid and spillage management

Office safety

Overhead lines

Pedestrian safety

Preventing falls through roof lights etc.

Protecting the public

Reversing vehicles

Safe handling and stacking of materials

Safe storage in offices

Safe working on electrical circuits

Safety data sheets

Safety signs

Site transport

Waste and recycling

Working in winter conditions

Online service




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