Toolbox talks (GT700/20)

Toolbox talks (GT700/20)

Toolbox talks (GT700) has been designed to assist site supervisors, front line managers and owners of small construction firms to prepare and deliver effective toolbox talks on building and construction sites. It is the official supporting publication for the CITB Site Safety Plus Site supervision safety training scheme (SSSTS) , a two-day course for first line managers and supervisors.

Toolbox talks are an important method of delivering advice on matters of health, safety and the environment, and of stimulating discussion and obtaining feedback, to help maintain and improve standards and keep everyone on site safe and productive.

GT700 contains useful tips and information to help prepare the talks. It includes a delivery log to record talks that have been delivered, a feedback form and a briefing record sheet. GT700 follows the standard approach used across all CITB core publications, which enables easy cross-referencing between publications.

GT700 content has been reviewed and updated, where necessary, to ensure information reflects current legislation and good practice. New talks have been added for 2020 covering: Whole-body vibration, Electrical safety and Mobile workforce.

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What information does it offer?

• Section A: Legal and management
   • Health and safety law.   • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.   • Health and safety management systems.
   • Risk assessments and method statements.   • Leadership and worker engagement.   • Statutory inspections and checks.
   • Accident reporting.
• Section B: Health and welfare
   • Health and welfare.   • Personal protective equipment.   • Hazardous substances.   • Dust and fumes (Respiratory hazards).
   • Noise and vibration.   • Manual handling.
• Section C: General safety
   • Site organisation.   • Fire prevention and control.   • Temporary works.   • Work equipment and hand-held tools.
   • Site transport safety.   • Lifting operations and equipment.
• Section D: High risk activities
   • Working at height.   • Excavations.   • Underground and overhead services.   • Confined spaces.
• Section E: Environment
   • Environmental management.   • Waste management.
• Section F: Specialist activities
   • Specialist activities.

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All of the content of Toolbox talks (GT700/20) in a download format.

• Includes additional content.
   • Presentation for the trainer containing detailed prompt notes.
   • Information for the trainer on how to make a good toolbox talk better.
   • Films of three toolbox talks being delivered by real site personnel on a live site.
• Handy for use on and off site.
• User-friendly navigation with animated, page-turn design.
• Keyword search facility with highlighted results.
• Augmented reality (AR) allows you to access further information using your smartphone or tablet.
• Can be downloaded on up to three devices. 

What are the system requirements?

Minimum PC system requirements:

Operating system: Windows® 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (not Windows® RT or S)

Processor: Pentium® (2009) / Core i3® 2 GHz or equivalent

Memory: 2 GB

Disk space: At least 10 GB free recommended

Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or greater

Graphics: Any Direct3D® 9 compatible, 128 MB

Internet: Broadband internet connection required for installation, updates, web media and links.

Other: DirectX® 9.0c or higher. Internet Explorer® 9 or higher. Adobe Reader® and Microsoft PowerPoint® required to view some content.

Older versions of Windows® have not been tested and are not supported. Not compatible with macOS®, instead users should use the dedicated viewer for macOS® available from the AppStore. Not compatible with Linux.

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