Most employers in the construction industry brush Toolbox Talks aside...
'They are insignificant!' said one site owner.
'I don't have time to chit-chat...' said another supervisor.
'No-one listens anyway so what's the point?' said another.
And, after all there's not much too them, right?
They are short informal chats that only take 10 minutes. So how serious can they really be? Just... ››› more
It's true! Workplace accidents can never really be prevented indefinitely. They are, in a way, an eventuality.
But that's not to say that you shouldn't be taking steps to prevent them occurring in your workplace!
You have a duty to your employees! And that duty is to look out for their health and safety.
So in doing just that, take a look at these 3 tips on how you can prevent accident... ››› more
I'm sure you use vehicles in your day-to-day running of your business. And without even realising it, I bet you don't know is that using a vehicle management program can actually save you money. Let's take a look... Dear Reader
I'm sure you use vehicles in your day-to-day running of your business. And without even realising it, I bet you have some form of a vehicle management program you use to... ››› more
As an employer, you have many duties that need to be fulfilled in order to ensure the overall health and safety of your employees in the workplace
And of those health and safety obligations you are expected to carry out, one of the most important has to be the relevant information, instruction, training and supervision of your employees in the workplace.
This means that once you've identifie... ››› more
Face it: Everything we do is communication. So it's no wonder that poor communication causes 70% of workplace mistakes. That's a research-backed fact...
When it comes to workplace safety, communication is especially important. Workers need to understand your business's safety initiative, and how it'll affect them. This is important for improving workplace safety.
During your next toolbox tal... ››› more
Health and safety training is a recurring task but that doesn't mean it has to be mundane. Incorporating fun ways to learn will ensure the information will actually stick with your employees. Read on to discover.
Get the basics of health and safety training right
Every employee endures health and safety training at least once in his or her working life. Because of this, 99% of the ... ››› more
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
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
Today we want to explain the importance of training employees on personal protective equipment.
We'll give you a guideline for the proper selection, issuing, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), in line with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations.
Read on to discover everything you need to know...
The importance o... ››› more
By now, I'm sure you've implemented your health and safety management system. Allocated responsibilities, and set safety objectives.
Keeping your health and safety management system relevant and effective is a continual, time-consuming and daunting process.
So how do you go about maintaining the heath and safety system you've put in place?
The answer: Break down the different sections o... ››› more
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