TOOLBOX TALK 05/60
TOPIC: SAFETY RULES – REDUCE YOUR RISK
OBJECTIVE: TO ENSURE WORKERS UNDERSTAND BASIC SAFETY RULES
Some things to know before you give your talk.
Here are some “hot tips” to discuss with your crew. Get familiar with them and be ready to answer your crew’s questions.
- Know your job and follow instructions
- Use the right tools.
- Keep your work area clean and orderly.
- Handle material safely and know your lifting limits.
- Use ladders and scaffolds correctly.
- Watch out for moving equipment and only operate it if authorized.
- Dress for the job and wear all required personal protective equipment.
- Always wear a seat belt when in a vehicle.
- Know where to get first aid and report all accidents.
- Know your ‘Golden Rules’.
Questions you can use to get them talking:
The above ten rules are just a starting point:
- How many more safety rules can we list?
- Why are safety rules necessary?
- What should be done with those who violate safety rules?
- Confined spaces – are you aware of the risks and are you in possession of an authorized entry permit?
- Working at heights – do you have sufficient protection from the risk of falling?
- Energy and machinery isolation – have you isolated, locked out where appropriate, and taken all the necessary precautions before commencing work?
- Vehicle safety – is your vehicle in a safe condition and are your passengers or load safe?
- General safety – does your working environment pose a risk to you or other people?
- Lifting and material handling – is it safe to lift or handle the load and are you using the correct equipment?
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