HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

Don't know how to conduct a Toolbox Talk? Use this simple Toolbox Talks checklist to make sure you're covering all the bases...

by , 12 May 2015
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 something you can't ignore.

To help make it easier, we've created a Toolbox Talks checklist. This will help you conduct simple, effective Toolbox Talks.

Let's have a look at your Toolbox Talks checklist...

**********Highly recommended**********

What if I told you there were 97 Toolbox Talks just waiting for you…

And all you had to do was hit 'print'?

I'm telling you that now.

Click here to get yours…


Your Toolbox Talks checklist

Choose a safety topic
  • Choose a topic that's relevant to the work your employees are doing, such as 'Working at heights'. The topic can also be topical such as 'HIV in the workplace'. A lot of trainers get stuck here, so to avoid that pitfall, click here.  

Be prepared
  • Investigate the workplace for hazards relating to the topic.
  • Read over the material you plan to cover.
  • Make sure you're familiar with any regulations, guidelines and company rules relating to the day's topic.
  • Review reports of recent accidents on the site, including 'near misses'.

Actively involve employees in the meeting
  • Aim to link a real-life example (case study) to your Toolbox Talk topic.
  • Encourage employees to ask questions and make suggestions.
  • Give the best possible response to questions, and where you don't have any, offer to find answers you don't know.
  • Allow for time at the end of the meeting for questions and suggestions on any safety issue.
  • Ask your employees for feedback about the meeting.
  • Involve your employees in preparing for and/or leading future safety meetings.

  • Look at any complaints, concerns and suggestions your employees brought up.
  • Report back to them to let them know what will be done.
  • Keep records of each Toolbox Talks.

Remember, it takes more than a good Toolbox Talks session to create a safer work environment. Encourage safe work practices, and set an excellent safety example!

For your complete health and safety solution, refer to your copy of the Health and Safety Advisor regularly!

Related articles

Related articles

Watch And Learn

Related Products


Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance

Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today

Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism

This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands

Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>