‘We’re standing far apart now so we can embrace each other later’ Something to keep in the back of your mind while we tackle this pandemic together. Whether you’re working from home, self-isolating or continuing to work in an eerily quiet workplace, the Coronavirus has had an impact on us all. At CES we have […]
Category Archives: Toolbox Talks
At CES Hire we take our fortnightly Toolbox Talk training sessions seriously. Our regular meetings ensure that we cover all relevant Health and Safety Topics. We follow the CITB as a guide though also focus on topical issues. On this Toolbox Talk section of the blog, you will find blogs that give you a sense of our fortnightly health and safety discussions. Though we recognise Health and Safety is an important issue that concerns all staff, we bring these Blogs to you in a light-hearted fashion. We hope you enjoy reading and most importantly spread these key-messages amongst your own staff.
‘We’re engaged!’; two words accompanied by a groan and eye roll whilst your wife lets out a shriek and the ‘girls’ WhatsApp chat goes wild with excitement and ridiculous giggles that you haven’t heard since your school days! And I’ll stop there; thankfully this is not a blog about putting-a-ring-on-it! Why are more of us not exclaiming ‘we’re engaged’ when it comes to our work lives.
Baby it’s cold outside We moan when it’s too hot and we moan when it’s to cold. Part of being British right?! We love a good weather discussion. Whether it be extreme heat or bitter cold, there are health and safety implications to consider. When the weather is colder, we have to use more energy […]
But it’s not fair! “It’s not fair!” How many times have we heard our children or grandchildren utter those words? It’s not fair that they have to go to bed, it’s not fair that they can’t watch Peppa Pig, it’s not fair that they have to have a bath…ah the hardships of being a child […]
Are you deluded? The word competence is littered throughout legislation and health and safety documentation as it is such an important component in terms of keeping everyone safe at work. However the word incompetent perhaps is more reflective of work society today. How many of us know of a character similar to our yellow friend […]
WTF: Watch The Foul-mouth Yes, I’m talking to you, Ramsay! The Great Gordon Ramsay is certainly an excellent example to highlight this week’s Toolbox Talk on acceptable language at work. He uses the ‘F-word’ like punctuation, peppering (if you pardon the cooking-related pun) every sentence with choice expletives.
Keep calm and carry onThis may seem like a flippant comment, given that we see this this phrase littered over greetings cards, posters and fridge magnets. Ultimately this phrase encapsulates British spirit and the spirit that we must demonstrate in the face of terrorism. As terrorism seeks to interrupt the flow of everyday life and […]
Team Work Makes the Dream work How many times have you screamed at the TV when watching football (other sports are available) ‘just pass the ball’ or ‘he’s open, what are you doing you ***!’? Seemingly these overpaid footballers are more content to show off their so-called solo fancy footwork than actually work as a […]
Have you broken the law? We all think ourselves as law abiding citizens don’t we? But did you know the average Brit commits 32 offences per year and the majority of the time we have no idea that we’re breaking the law. Among the bizarre laws that may have turned into a minor criminal include […]
Tackling mental health: It’s good to talk! Long supply chains, withheld payments, slim profit lines, pressure from customers, job insecurity and that’s just the stresses of work. Don’t forget there’s also the pressures from home, nags from your partner to fix the taps, oh and the don’t forget the living room needs painting, and then […]