New Toolbox Talks in Health & Safety Xpert 2018

Health & Safety Xpert users! We’ve added new Toolbox Talks in Health & Safety Xpert 2018. Helping users with upholding their health and safety obligations is an ongoing process so as well checking for any changes in legislation, fixing minor bugs, we regularly update the software and add new documents.

If you don’t already have Health & Safety Xpert software, have a read of this >>

This Spring we have added:

    • 10 new Toolbox Talks
    • UPDATED: Management of Stress and Racial Harassment Policy
    • UPDATED: Management of Stress and Racial Harassment Risk Assessment

Update or upgrade your current version of Health & Safety Xpert

If you have the software already, then make sure your Support & Updates is valid in order to benefit from the latest update to Health & Safety Xpert 2018. Renew here or call the team on 0117 916 7892.

Click upgrade if you have an outdated version of Health & Safety Xpert (v.1-v.5 and 2015) or if you have the 2016 edition, click here to upgrade to the latest 2018 version.

If you have yet to buy the software, can we point you in the direction of a free test drive, or may be straight to the shop! It’s great value and can be learnt in a matter of minutes. Or give us a call on 0117 916 7898. Let’s talk!

NEW: 10 more Toolbox Talks

A ‘toolbox talk’ is a short presentation to the workforce on a single aspect of health and safety, and takes place before a specific task is going to be carried out. Each one is designed to heighten awareness. Our software already contains 60+ Toolbox Talks and we’ve just added another 10:

  • Working on scaffolds
  • Woodworking machines
  • Fragile roofs
  • Overhead services
  • Temporary works
  • Slingers and signalers
  • Invasive plants
  • Trees and hedgerows
  • Safety signs
  • Company health and safety policies

The Toolbox Talks aren’t the equivalent of health and safety training, but they’re a good reminder and a reinforcement of what your workforce should know already. 10-15 minutes well spent.

Stress and racial harassment on the building site

UPDATED: Management of Stress and Racial Harassment Policy

UPDATED: Management of Stress and Racial Harassment Risk Assessment

Over 11 million days are lost at work a year because of stress at work.
Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by
doing a risk assessment and acting on it. We include one already but it is
updated as above. The equivalent Policy has been revised.

In 2017 the Construction News publication undertook a survey with the MIND charity on mental health in construction. The findings are very sobering.

  • More men aged between 40 and 49 commit suicide than deaths from cancer and heart disease
  • 25% of employees in the survey have considered taking their life
  • 25% of employees in the survey are leaving the construction industry due to stress or depression
  • 55% of employees in the survey have experienced mental health issues
  • 88% of employees in the survey think the construction industry needs more support for people who suffer from mental health issues

To renew or upgrade your Health & Safety Xpert software call the Technical team on 0117 916 7892 or to chat about trialling the software call the Sales team on 0117 916 7898.

For more information on stress and health and safety visit the HSE website here. We’ve also added some phone numbers at the bottom of this article.


Construction Industry Helpline 0345 605 1956
Managed and funded by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Mind, the mental health charity 0300 123 3393
Provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem

The Samaritans 116 123
Confidential 24-hour support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.