Toolbox talks (sometimes also known as ‘safety moments’, ‘tailgate meetings’ or ‘safety briefings’) are informal safety meetings that focus on safety topics related to the specific job, such as workplace hazards and safe work practices. Meetings are normally short in duration and are generally conducted at the job site prior to the commencement of a job or work shift. It is one of the most effective methods to:
In our current series, we’re reviewing facilities management. Our previous two blogs focused on ergonomics, specifically the adverse effects of poor ergonomics, as well as how to conduct an ergonomic risk assessment. Today, we review the skills your facilities manager (FM) will require to effectively perform their duties, and manage the area of health and safety that falls within their responsibility.
Hello to you, and all the best for staying safe this year. This is our first new blog for 2018, and as such, we’re looking ahead to the trends we can expect from the occupational health and safety industry.
Being involved in any kind of car accident runs the risk of personal injury, even death. That risk increases substantially when there’s a significant discrepancy between the size of the vehicles involved in the crash. Trucks are incredibly large, heavy vehicles, and if they’re involved in crashes, they can cause serious injuries and deaths. The destruction that can be caused by vehicles this size is scary.
Following on from our previous blog – causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs – today we bring you 11 tips your drivers can use to combat fatigue.
You understand the advantages of using an accredited training school to train your drivers… but where do you start? If this is your first time looking for a training company with the right fit for your drivers’ needs, the task could be daunting – and exhausting.
Continuing with our series on safety and your long-distance truck drivers, we review the advantages of provided accredited training to your drivers, taking a look at the pros and cons.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Because you’ll be paying to attend a driver training school, you want to ensure that your money buys you the best training. This will guarantee your qualification will meet the right standards and snag you employment sooner rather than later.
Your workplace needs to provide certain basic conditions to comply with fundamental health and safety legislation. Take a look at the image below to see if your workplace is up to scratch.
You might say, ‘I’m just a safety officer – not a leader’. ALL safety professionals are leaders, as you are responsible for guiding your entire organisation when it comes to adopting, implementing and following sound safety practices.