When you give a toolbox talk, you need to stand out and talk about a safety topic. Sometimes that topic is fall safety, other times it's the hazards of smoking at work.
Once you're done, you dismiss everyone and go back to your office. You feel good about your safety presentation.
But have you ever considered if your employees agree? They're the ones who this OHS training is for after all.
For your employees to really get the most out of your toolbox talk, you must ensure it achieves these five goals...
A toolbox talk must be more than just a friendly safety chat You need to remember that your toolbox talks must serve a purpose. They're more than just a friendly chat with your employees about safe working procedures. They're your chance to really get an important message across.
You and your employees must take them seriously. So be firm but not harsh. This will get your employees' attention without putting them off.
Get this right and it'll be easier to achieve these five goals with your toolbox talks
If your toolbox talks achieve all these things, your employees will have all the relevant information and training they need to protect themselves.