Health and Safety Training
- Toolbox talks on ladders: Why you can't not do one
- You may think ladders are the easiest subject on the health and safety list or training schedule. And that everyone knows the safety rules or how to avoid placing themselves in danger when using ladders.
You're wrong. So many deadly accidents happen because of the improper use and maintenance of ladders!
Here's why you need to present a Tookbox Talk on ladders today!
Keeping your la... ››› more
- [09 June 2015]
- Essential toolbox talk on working with diabetes. Your company is no exception!
- Today, we're talking about the essential nature of doing a toolbox talk on working with diabetes. This toolbox talk is crucial for teaching your employees about the dangers of diabetes and how they can protect themselves from getting it.
What exactly does 'working with diabetes' mean?
It's important to know that lifestyle and 'type 2" diabetes go hand-in-hand. In other words, it's your lifes... ››› more
- [08 June 2015]
- Toolbox talk on allergies: Protect your employees and respect the Health and Safety Regulations!
- You may think that such a minor thing as an allergy is nothing to be worried about. But here's the thing: Allergic reactions can be fatal so use a toolbox talk to teach your employees how to recognise and protect themselves from allergies!
Here's what to tell them in your toolbox talk:
Content for your allergy toolbox talk
Millions of people suffer from allergies and these are caused b... ››› more
- [05 June 2015]
- Toolbox Talk: How to recognise a heart attack and protect yourself!
- Did you know that heart attacks are the number one disease of both men and women and about half of these are fatal?
It's important your employees know the signs and are able to react when someone's having one.
Conducting a toolbox talk on the topic can help them do that...
Heart attacks: What you need to tell your employees during your next safety talk
You probably didn't know that v... ››› more
- [03 June 2015]
- Eight safety checks to train your employees on before they climb up a ladder!
- Working from heights is a high risk activity. And falls from ladders are a leading cause of serious head injuries and broken bones.
For example, if a ladder isn't stable, it could fall over and accidentally touch power lines. And your employees could be electrocuted and die!
Read on for eight safety checks you must train your workers on before they climb onto a ladder...
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- [29 May 2015]
- Reducing injuries on duty starts right at your desk
- When you think of an injury on duty, you might not immediately think of an injury in an office environment.
Something as basic as sitting at your desk can result in painful injuries. Injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck strain and even building sickness syndrome. Which all translates to a loss in productivity and time off work.
Read on for ten ways to maintain health and saf... ››› more
- [22 May 2015]
- Toolbox Talks: What are they and why do you need them?
- When you ask people what they think of when they hear the term 'Toolbox Talks', most imagine a worker's toolbox, picking a tool from it, and then talking about it!
Although an entertaining thought, that's not what a Toolbox Talk is all about!
So what exactly are they and why do you need to have them...?
Read on to find out...
What if I told y... ››› more
- [15 May 2015]
- Don't know how to conduct a Toolbox Talk? Use this simple Toolbox Talks checklist to make sure you're covering all the bases...
- You need to conduct Toolbox Talks in your workplace (The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)).
They are a way for you to give your employees safety information about their working environment. And involve them in the safety management at your workplace.
Running effective Toolbox Talks can be a challenge. And because you must have them regularly (at least once a week), makes it somethin... ››› more
- [12 May 2015]
- 20 Items you need in your first aid kit to ensure your First Aiders can attend to employee injuries
- According to the OHS Act, you need to make sure your employees receive quick first aid treatment in case of injury or emergency. And you also have to appoint a First Aider for every 10 employees.
He must have access to a fully-equipped first aid kit to be able to deal with emergencies.
Read on to find out what you should include in your first aid kit...
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- [12 May 2015]
- What you need to know about Medical Surveillance: Your employee's seven obligations
- When it comes to Medical Surveillance, keep in mind that it's a process that will help you determine if your employees' health is deteriorating because they're exposed to hazards at work.
The aim of this process is to ensure your employees are medically fit to do the work you employed them to.
Let's see who needs to know about medical surveillance...
First of all, employers need to know if... ››› more
- [29 April 2015]
- Disasters are boundless! Make sure all your employees know what to do in case of any emergency
- Did you know it's not only emergency personnel that need training?
If a disaster like Nepal's earthquake had to strike your workplace, would your employees know what to do?
Read on to find out what emergency training you must give them that could save their lives. And your premises...
The one health and safety tip that could save your company t... ››› more
- [28 April 2015]
- Ergonomics in the workplace shouldn't be ignored in your Health and Safety Training Manual!
- Ergonomics, unfortunately, remains only a notion for many employers who decide they don't have the time, the money or any other resources to apply the principles in the every day work.
This remains a top health and safety mistake.
After all, ergonomics is all about applying and designing objects, systems and the environment for it's proper use that doesn't put your employees at risk.
It ... ››› more
- [22 April 2015]