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The following information is formed from a collection of industry best practice which can be further contextualised to reflect relevant industry sector and site specific requirements. (note we are still building this page so more to follow)

Height Safety Podcasts

To celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, HBF in collaboration with the Access Industry Forum (AIF), have launched the first in a series of height safety podcasts.

The first episode, which can be found below, introduces the work done by HBF, AIF and our members in the Health & Safety Group, and why we have made the decision to start a series of podcasts. The episode looks at the background to the AIF and HBF partnership, explores the role that RIDDOR data plays in gaining valuable insight for improvement, and looks at how the jointly-released toolbox talks are playing their part in bringing height safety to the top of companies’ agendas.

The series of podcasts, which will be released every quarter, will delve deeper into the area of work at height and provide expert insight into a range of specific work at height topics.

The first episode is hosted by Sara Cartin, Operations Manager at HBF, and includes Nathan Preston, Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) at Gleeson Homes and HBF Health and Safety Committee RIDDOR subgroup chair, and Tony Seddon, Director at the AIF.

Height safety podcasts

27 Apr, 2022

H&S Podcast Episode 1 PODCAST

Temporary Edge Protection Toolbox Talks

The Access Industry Forum (AIF), Edge Protection Federation (EPF), Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET), and Home Builders Federation (HBF) have created a series of new toolbox talks to provide guidance for operatives and site managers on the correct training, testing and inspection requirements needed to ensure temporary edge protection systems are properly installed and maintained. You can also access and download additional resources to your phone or other smart devices by clicking the QR codes within each of the four toolbox talks below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Toolbox Talks are NOT intended to replace formal training but to supplement it.

Edge Protection Cross Contamination Toolbox Talk

PDF - 3.1 MB

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Edge Protection Inspection Requirements Toolbox Talk

PDF - 2.5 MB

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Edge Protection Training and Competence Toolbox Talk

PDF - 1.8 MB

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Edge Protection Types, Classes and Testing Toolbox Talk

PDF - 1.5 MB

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Platform Decking Safety Toolkits for Industry

The Access Industry Forum (AIF), Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET) and HBF have created a series of toolbox talks on the safe use of access platform decking systems. This new guidance provides key information and useful references for installers, site managers and site supervisors to consider when using access hatches, how to avoid misuse and cross-contamination of access platform decking systems. You can also access and download additional resources to your phone or other smart devices by clicking the QR codes within each of the six toolbox talks below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Toolbox Talks are NOT intended to replace formal training but to supplement it.

Access Platform Decking Systems Upper Floor Access Hatches - Guidance for Installers/ Dismantlers

PDF - 2.5 MB

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Access Platform Decking Systems Upper Floor Access Hatches – Guidance for Supervisors

PDF - 2.5 MB

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Access Platform Decking Systems Upper Floor Access Hatches – Guidance for Site Mangers

PDF - 4.0 MB

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Misuse of Access Platform Decking Systems

PDF - 2.5 MB

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Cross-Contamination of Access Platform Decking System Components

PDF - 1.7 MB

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Plot Access for Access Platform Decking System Installation

PDF - 2.6 MB

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Service Strikes - Minimum Standards Framework - Davidsons Group

PDF - 988.0 KB

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Management of Buried Services Handbook - St Modwen

PDF - 12.8 MB

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Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks

The Access Industry Forum (AIF), the Ladder Association (LA) and HBF have created a series of toolbox talks below on ladder and stepladder safety. This new guidance will support those working at height and is part of a collection of collateral that feeds into the hierarch of control for working at height. Each toolbox talk provides key information and a useful reference for employees working at height and manager guidance on how to secure, select and know when to use a ladder. You can also access and download additional resources to your phone or other smart devices by clicking the QR codes on the guidance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Toolbox Talks are NOT intended to replace formal training but to supplement it.

AIF Toolbox Talk - How to know when to use a ladder

PDF - 5.2 MB

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Managers Guidance - How to know when to use a ladder

PDF - 5.3 MB

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AIF Toolbox Talk - How to select the right ladder

PDF - 3.1 MB

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Managers Guidance - How to select the right ladder

PDF - 1.9 MB

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AIF Toolbox Talk - How to secure your ladder

PDF - 5.4 MB

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Managers Guidance - How to secure your ladder

PDF - 4.9 MB

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Stop Make a Change - Campaign poster

PDF - 204.5 KB

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SFPSG Medical Fitness for Plant Operations Revised 2018

PDF - 1.6 MB

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Managing fire risk during cladding and insulation removal and replacement

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working-safely-during-covid-19-vehicles-151020.pdf

PDF - 3.2 MB

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HSE - Managing fire risk during cladding and insulation removal and replacement

PDF - 268.8 KB

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BPDWG-Delivering-Safely-Leaflet (1).pdf

PDF - 5.0 MB

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NASC_SG25-20-Access-and-Egress-from-Scaffolding-FINAL.pdf

PDF - 774.8 KB

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HBF BPP Trestles and Hop Up's June 2018 V5.pdf

PDF - 643.1 KB

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HBF_Guidance_for_Contractor_Supervision.pdf

PDF - 317.6 KB

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HBF_Guidance_Notes_on_the_Safe_Erection__Bracing_of_Roof_Trusses_Aug_17.pdf

PDF - 1.3 MB

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HBF_guidance_on_foreign_workers_-_May_2007.pdf

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HBF Guidance_for_Employers Mental Health.pdf

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