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Revealed: What to cover when conducting a toolbox talk on driver safety

by , 29 November 2016
Revealed: What to cover when conducting a toolbox talk on driver safetyDid you know that South Africa's road accident death rate is among the highest in the world?This is just one of the reasons why you need to conduct a toolbox talk on driver safety. Read on to find out what to tell employees when doing a toolbox talk on driver safety so your employees know how to be safe drivers.

Tell your employees the following when doing a toolbox talk on driver safety

Your employees need to know how to be safe drivers.

When you conduct this toolbox talk, let them know what's at stake.

Tell them that they could lose their job, their license and could go to jail if they don't know how to be safe of the road.

Also stress the importance of doing inspections before using company cars.

Tell them that taking vehicles for granted and thinking 'It was alright yesterday, so it'll be okay today', kills people, damages vehicles and causes financial loss.
 

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When conducting a toolbox talk on driver safety, tell employees to do the following to protect themselves

The Health & Safety Advisor says you must ensure your employees know these four things about driver safety:

Tell employees to:

  1. Do inspections on their vehicles every day
  2. Use a formal inspection checklist when inspecting the vehicle.
  3. Report problems regarding vehicles immediately
  4. Never use the vehicle unless a qualified mechanic says it can be used;

There you have it. Conducting a toolbox talk on driver safety will help ensure your employees know how to be safe drivers. This will in turn help save lives, money and prevents loss.

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