Toolbox Talk - an informal safety meeting that focuses on safety topics related to the specific job, such as workplace hazards and safe work practices. Meetings are normally short in duration and are generally conducted at the job site prior to the commencement of a job or work shift.

Working on a construction site can be a minefield of activity. To ensure health and safety is kept as the highest priority, E G Carter & Co Ltd hold a range of tool box talks, one to one meetings, regular training, and display informative materials regarding health & safety on site.

Each month E G Carter & Co Ltd focus on a health and safety topic which is designed in a poster format and sent out, these can range from dust suppression, hand-arm vibration syndrome, confined space etc. These themes are all relevant to what can happen on site, therefore by displaying the information it allows site staff, sub-contractors and visitors to be aware when entering site.

Throughout August, the health and safety theme is toolbox talks and the importance of them. Toolbox talks are given regularly and can cover any issues or themes that crop up on site, these can be given to all members of the site team whether they are directly employed by E G Carter & Co Ltd or sub-contractors, the welfare onsite is a main priority for everyone.

Richard Davies, Contracts Manager said “Giving a toolbox talk is a great way to communicate and ensure everyone is kept up to date with any health and safety concerns that we may have on site. By doing a toolbox talk it reinforces our commitment and allows site staff and contractors feel part of the team when it comes to health and safety.”

Gary, Contracts Manager for Dunmill Groundworks said “It is always good to know that E G Carter & Co Ltd are involved and helping to reinitiate health and safety. A safe site is a productive site”

E G Carter & Co Ltd are committed to implementing the highest standard of health & safety throughout the Company, it is reviewed each year to ensure it is this is done by our annual training matrix and on-going performance management