THE IMPORTANCE OF TOOLBOX TALKS

Safety Goes 24/7 at Labourpower and we make it a priority to put the right workplace health and safety measures in place so that all staff can stay safe and well at work.
One of the ways we achieve this is by providing regular on-site Toolbox Talks on a whole range of preventative topics as well as delivering tailored workplace health and safety sessions in response to any issue that may arise in the workplace.

What is a Toolbox Talk?
A Toolbox Talk is another term for a safety meeting, often held with your co-workers at the start (or during) your shift or in response to particular safety concerns in the workplace.
Toolbox Talks are a practical way to remind us that health and safety is an important part of every working day and are particularly valuable for highlighting any changes to systems or known issues.

5 Benefits of Toolbox Talks
We believe that a safer workforce is a healthier workforce, and a healthier workforce is a safer workforce. Here are just some of the reasons why holding regular Toolbox Talks is important to keeping you and your colleagues safe all year round.

1. Increases Safety Awareness
There is always a risk that injuries in the workplace may occur in the blink of an eye, but regular Toolbox Talks can help increase awareness and get everyone on the same page when it comes to thinking about safety and carrying out safe work practices (or a change in process or machinery).

2. Keeps Everyone Alert
Workplace hazards can change at any time, but through regular Toolbox Talks team members can be kept up-to-date about any new risks as they arise including any new safety measures that you need to follow to keep you safe.

3. Reduces Workplace Injuries
Taking part in regular Toolbox Talks ensures that safety is top of mind. This helps to reduce the number of workplace injuries, keep workers safe at work and get them back home safely each day.

4. Refreshes Safety Knowledge
When people get busy at work it can be easy to overlook some of the health and safety measures in place. Toolbox Talks are like short bursts of training that recap the day-to-day safety procedures that need to be followed at all times.

5. Promotes Team Communication
Toolbox Talks are not just about raising awareness of the specific safety issues you need to be across. They also give you a chance to raise any health and safety concerns with your supervisors as well as address any gaps in your safety knowledge.

Safety Goes 24/7
No matter what your job or where you work, Toolbox Talks are important to keeping you safe and well.
Don’t miss Toolbox Tuesdays on the Labourpower Facebook page where you’ll find useful tips to help reduce your risk of injury at work and keep safety top of mind.
#Toolbox Tuesdays #Labourpower

If you have any concerns or suggestions to help increase safety in your workplace, speak to your Labourpower Account Manager or Labourpower WHS.

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