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GAP launches Interactive Toolbox Talks

GAP has launched its new Interactive Toolbox Talks, a fun and eye-catching way of engaging workers with health and safety regulations.

GAP Hire Solutions has launched its new Interactive Toolbox Talks, a fun and eye-catching way of engaging workers with health and safety regulations, which can be accessed for free online.

GAP’s Interactive Toolbox Talks are intended to facilitate and enhance health and safety discussions, providing an educational aid to refresh workers’ knowledge and draw attention to the risks associated with their equipment and surroundings.

The Interactive Toolbox Talks allow users to navigate a virtual work site. The 16 interactive modules provide a wealth of information on different safety issues including hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), working at height, the dangers of dust and manual handling. Each topic has its own visuals, videos and quiz, combined with interactivity to drill down into further materials. For example:

GAP’s Head of S.H.E Risk & Compliance, Allister Maxwell, commented: “GAP works closely and constantly challenges its market-leading manufacturers and suppliers to drive innovation with the aim of providing better gear and equipment that is safer, more efficient, higher quality and helps deliver increased productivity. GAP’s much coveted and award-winning Toolbox Talks and Split Second Safety initiatives were pioneering in our industry. GAP has continued to build on our industry’s knowledge and shared experience to bring you updated, advanced and fully interactive Toolbox Talks. These will assist in raising awareness and educating GAP employees, contractors and customers to drive health and safety excellence”.

GAP’s Interactive Toolbox Talks are perfectly suited for workers in construction, utilities, shopfitting, concreting, landscaping, engineering or similar industries. Established in 1969, GAP is the UK’s largest independent equipment hire company.

Douglas Anderson, GAP’s Joint Managing Director, added: “GAP is continuously adding new divisions and product lines to our fleet, so it is of paramount importance that our health and safety training programmes evolve in alignment with business requirements and regulatory updates. To coincide with the anniversary of GAP’s 50th trading year, our aim was to create an indispensable, free tool that can be used to keep people safe. I would encourage everyone in the hire industry and beyond to take advantage of this resource.”

The launch of GAP’s Interactive Toolbox Talks is designed to follow on from GAP’s ‘Think Safe’ initiative and the company’s award-winning Split Second Safety campaign. Last year, GAP’s health and safety culture and approach culminated in the company achieving Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. The scheme looks at accident records and entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, such as leadership practices and workforce involvement.

To access GAP’s Interactive Toolbox Talks, visit the online portal here.

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