Health & Safety Tool Box Talks & Videos

CONSTRUCT has created six Health and Safety related bite sized video sessions aimed at the RC Frame Industry to assist with communicating specific messages to the workforce.   These have been part funded by the CITB Growth Fund and the packages have been developed in conjunction with Exemplas and Pearldrop Productions.  The sessions may also be of relevance to the wider construction industry.

Each session has clearly defined aims and objectives and consists of a short video which must be used in conjunction with a dedicated session presenter pack. The sessions all have group discussion exercises to involve the audience in an interactive learning experience with the presenter as a site manager or supervisor. More information is provided below on each session along with links to the presenter packs, on line videos and handouts.  You can also order a DVD copy of the materials by emailing CONSTRUCT.

Managing Work at Heights

This session does not cover the instruction on work at height or associated equipment. The session content focuses on the consequences of not following a safe system of work and the human factors of behaviour to working safely. The video is set in a mocked up coroner’s inquest scenario establishing the factors surrounding the death of a site operative who fell from height whilst working on a RC Frame platform. The coroner asks questions of three individuals – an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive; a site operative who was working close by and witnessed the accident; the site manager responsible for the planning and supervision of the works.

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Pumping Concrete

The theme of the video is a television news report following an incident involving pumping concrete on a RC Frame Site. A news reporter is outside the site and the news anchor is joined in the studio by two industry representatives – a concrete pump operator and a H&S officer – to discuss the most likely reasons for the incident and issues surrounding concrete pumping operations. There are opportunities for delegate interaction throughout the video to break up the scripted content and discuss the issues raised. The discussion areas are related to the dangers of concrete pumping/pours; checks and inspections of pipelines; PPE; blockages and clearance of and the cleaning out process.

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

The theme of this video is a quiz show; ‘Know Your COSHH’. A construction worker, Jake, is the contestant. He works for a reinforced concrete structures contractor and his specialist subject is concrete. The video moves on with various questions being asked relating to COSHH e.g. “what does COSHH stand for?”, “What are the entry routes into the body?”, “What is the name of the skin disorder caused by contact with wet cement?”. There are opportunities for delegate interaction relating to the answers to each of the questions. Please note the HSE has released new guidance on Silica Dust in 2016 specifically for the construction industry which is not mentioned in the CONSTRUCT tool box talk.

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Vibration - HAVs

This video follows a day in the life of ‘Chris’, a construction worker who uses vibrating equipment and has the signs and symptoms of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). As the day progresses, a ‘good’ worker and a bad’ worker are introduced to Chris. These characters act as the different courses of action that could be taken relating to the use of vibrating equipment and the control measures that are required to be adhered to. The video ends with Chris accepting there may be a problem and attending an Occupational Health assessment.

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Accidents and Incidents

The video starts with a group of workers listening to a tool box talk on the risks and near misses associated with working at height; one of the group members isn’t engaged and is filmed paying little attention. The film develops into the workers then about to start work on the top of a scaffold, with their Manager shouting up confirming that everything is OK. One of the team starts to tell him there is part of the guardrail missing but the other stops him in his tracks. He is subsequently filmed laying on the floor after falling. The film progresses into an interview being undertaken by the Company’s Safety Director with each of the workers and the Site Manager.

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PPE

This video outlines both the basic PPE typically used on all construction sites as well as exploring PPE specific to working with concrete and on concrete structures. It covers the types of protective equipment that could be used to protect Eyes; Hearing; Feet; Head; Hands; Body and Respiratory Protection. The video considers the compatibility between PPE used and the importance of wearing it correctly, in order for the user to gain maximum protection levels. Please note the HSE has released new guidance on Silica Dust in 2016 specifically for the construction industry which is not mentioned in the CONSTRUCT tool box talk.

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