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Managers Toolkit

Toolbox Talks & Visual Standards

These will form a concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Visual standards demonstrate ‘what good looks like’. They are intended to reinforce expectations of health and safety standards.

Click on the image of the guide you wish to download each guide as a slideshow in Powerpoint format.

COSHH Guides

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the construction industry.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) are regulations which set down legal requirements about what employers need to do to minimize the risk to the health of their employees from exposure to hazardous substances at work.

Our COSHH Guide provides the tools to help you Recognise, evaluate, control Steps to carrying out a practical COSHH assessment on a construction site

    

Site Checklists

These checklists will help you on site in managing workplace health risks in relation to the following:

COSHH      

Lead      

Asbestos       

Silica     

They will help you to pinpoint weaknesses and give tips on things you need to be aware of or have in place.

How to use the checklists

Each checklist consists of a list of questions, a “help” column and sections for you to record your answers/notes and actions.

The “help” section is two fold. It contains comments to give more information about the questions. These comments can also be hidden *to show hyperlinks underneath. Click on any of these links and they will take you to more useful guidance.

The sheets can be printed with the comments or the hyperlinks showing.

* To turn the comments on or off go to View / Comments.

Poster Infographic

A3 poster illustrating work-related lung disease and deaths in the UK construction sector.

Guides & Fact Sheets

Overview Brochure

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Protecting Workers Health In Construction

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the construction industry.

Construction Trade Fact Sheets

Find out about the hazards and risks for specific trades including; understanding the hazards, control options and workplace exposure limits, and managing the risk.

RPE Factsheet On Facial Hair

Outlines facts & best practice for the use of Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when issued as a means of control to prevent the inhalation of hazardous substances at work where users have facial hair.

Best Practice Case Studies

Supporting case studies from actual construction projects which show real benefits from control solutions putting occupational hygiene into a construction site context.

Worker Case Studies

3 case studies highlighting the critical need for us to come together and act now to protect today’s construction workers so that they don’t suffer the same fate.

What Can An Occupational Hygienist Help With?

Understand the role of occupational hygienists and how they can help you. Health risk assessments, control measures and training and communication.

Management Standard

The HI Management Standard In Construction Tool

This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on construction sites.It contains instructions, 8 assessment framework tools that relate to the 6 leading indicators and finally an action plan.

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