- Four quick tips to get your employees back into 'work safely' mode after their holiday
- Are your employees back from their holidays?
I bet they are not quite back in 'work mode' though... Day-dreaming, reminiscing about their time away with the family. And probably longing to go back on holiday.
Their minds are definitely not on work. Yet alone working SAFELY...
If your employees are distracted, they may cause accidents in your workplace costing you valuable time and money!
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- [18 January 2016]
- Refresh your employees' health-and-safety awareness with these seven points
- According to Section 14 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, every employer must take care of their own health and safety and look out for the health and safety of their employees and others.
But accidents in the workplace can still happen, very easily, if they don't pay attention.
Your employees don't want to hurt themselves, nor do they want to be the cause of someone else being hu... ››› more
- [12 October 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]
- Four stages of health and safety training that will stop accidents in your workplace starting today
- Workplace accidents can be a big problem that will cost your company a lot of money. After all, you can't carry on with work when you have to deal with an accident. It affects productivity which leads to lost profits.
Luckily, it's easy to put a stop to these accidents and it all starts with health and safety training.
Follow these four stages of health and safety training and you'll stop ... ››› more
- [27 January 2015]
- Four easy tips to get your employees back into the safety mindset after their holiday so they don't cause accidents
- As your employees come back from their holidays, they're probably thinking about their time away and how they don't want to be back at work.
The last thing on their minds right now is being safe.
This means they're more at risk of having serious accidents because they're not concentrating.
And it could cost your company valuable time and resources, which definitely isn't a good way to ... ››› more
- [07 January 2015]
- If you forget to mark this date on your calendar, you could be guilty of health and safety non-compliance
- Health and safety is an ongoing process. There are always things you must do to keep it on track.
Since you know this, you've probably already diarised your next risk assessment.
But that's not the only date you need to put on your calendar...
Have you forgotten to put this important date on your calendar?
Toolbox talks are an extension of your health and safety plan. Th... ››› more
- [30 October 2014]
- Did you know: Your toolbox talks are for more than just presenting safety topics?
- What makes good health and safety training? Is it just presenting safety topics to your employees and hoping they understand?
If this is how you view your toolbox talks, you're completely under-using them. You could actually use them to greatly improve every aspect of your health and safety training.
This will, in turn, benefit your employees by giving them better well-rounded training.
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- [23 September 2014]
- Do a toolbox talk on emergency procedures this week! It could save your employees' lives!
- The point of a toolbox talk is to discuss important safety issues. One of the most important safety issues you must discuss with your employees is emergency procedures.
You need to explain the procedures to your employees and give them a chance to ask questions.
And even if you give your employees formal training on your emergency procedures it still may not give your employees to chance to ... ››› more
- [19 September 2014]
- Use these four tips to upgrade your outdated toolbox talks
- Toolbox talks are vital to ensuring your employees know how to take care of themselves at work. They give them the information they need on what dangers they face and how to deal with them.
But if your toolbox talks are old and outdated, your employees may fall asleep, rather than get the vital health and safety information they need.
You need to spice things up and breathe some new life int... ››› more
- [11 September 2014]