- Think it's just internal threats you must do toolbox talks on? Think again!
- When you train your employees on emergencies and how to deal with them, you may just think of internal emergencies. You know the ones that happen because of old equipment or a dangerous workplace environment.
But that's not all you have to do toolbox talks on. You need to ensure your employees know how to deal with external dangers too.
If you don't, there may come a time when your employees... ››› more
- [05 September 2014]
- Do your employees understand the value of working together to prevent accidents?
- When it comes to maintaining health and safety, watching what's going on is by far the most effective way to control things. Sadly though, you can't always be there to watch things.
This is where it becomes vital that your employees work together to prevent accidents. If they watch out for each other, they'll all be safer.
But, do your employees actually understand this need for teamwork?
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- [30 June 2014]
- Tick these four boxes to ensure your toolbox talks are effective
- There's no such thing as a slap-dash toolbox talk! If you think there is, you're probably making some big health and safety mistakes.
You must ensure the right person does the toolbox talk the right way. And even then, your job isn't finished.
The DoL requires you to give this OHS training. So you need to ensure you do it right. These kinds of safety presentations aren't difficult, but you ... ››› more
- [19 June 2014]
- Make your toolbox talks slick and effective with these three tips
- With topics ranging from the risk of exploding gasses to the need for employees to clean up after themselves, there are hundreds of safety topics you could talk about.
With so many topics to cover, it's easy for your toolbox talks to turn into a mess.
But luckily we have three tips that can help you get control of your toolbox talks and make them slick and effective. Keep reading to discover... ››› more
- [18 June 2014]
- Attention employers: It's your legal responsibility to properly train your staff on workplace safety!
- As part of the OHS Act, you have an obligation to train your employees. This training includes general OHS training, first aid training for your first aider and toolbox talks.
But fulfilling your legal obligation isn't simply a matter of paying someone to train your employees. You have the duty to choose quality safety training service providers and give your employees everything they need.
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- [12 June 2014]
- Have you considered the '4Ts' in your health and safety precautionary measures?
- You've done your risk assessment and you've identified areas of concern. You know which hazards to look out for and the risks they may cause.
Now you need to put precautionary measures in place to deal with those hazards and risks. But you can't just treat the problem with a one size fits all approach. You have to consider what type of precautions are best for each safety issue.
There are, i... ››› more
- [10 June 2014]
- Three steps to achieve construction site safety
- Following the construction regulations can seem like a daunting and long process. If you don't know where to start, it can be just that. If you forget just one of your construction safety obligations you'll face serious consequences.
You need a system that will help you work through every obligation in a seamless way.
The good news is we have the solution. With these three steps, you can get... ››› more
- [21 May 2014]
- Six steps to maximise your toolbox talks
- Toolbox talks are your best way of touching base with your employees on healthy and safety issues. If, for example, there are new construction safety topics that affect your company, you can discuss them. If there's new training needed, you can begin the process here. Toolbox talks are a vital part of any safety programme, but you have to do them right.
If your toolbox talks are unstructured, ... ››› more
- [20 May 2014]
- One golden rule to ensure your toolbox talks are a success
- Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone but they're talking about ten different things at once? By the end of the conversation, you're so confused and probably don't know what you spoke about.
Now think about your company toolbox talks. Have your employees ever walked out of one looking confused and bewildered?
If they have, it's probably because you haven't followed the gold... ››› more
- [20 May 2014]
- Do you know how to discuss safety signs in a toolbox talk?
- OHS regulations require you to have safety signs in dangers areas or safety and emergency zones. These signs are vital in instructing your employees on what to do and how to behave in certain areas.
But what if your employees don't know what all the safety signs mean or don't understand their safety messages?
That's where it becomes important to conduct a toolbox talk on safety signs.
Thr... ››› more
- [16 May 2014]