The older worker is a valued worker as they bring a wealth of experience and efficient work practice to our team. However, special needs arise with an ageing workforce and this toolbox helps open the communication about smart management plans.
A self-awareness training tool. This toolbox reminds us of what healthy states feel like in our body, and what behaviours may be modelled for smart body intelligence.
This toolbox highlights the importance of customised training and support for the younger workforce – the highest risk age co-hort for high-incidence, high-frequency injury occurrences. Practical mentoring and training strategies are provided.
Distributed situation awareness takes our thinking further beyond individual and team, and relates all part of a system, including work technology. This thinking will help develop sound analysis of design, risk determination and productivity improvement.
Hand injuries are the most common injury type in Australia – particularly in manufacturing, retail trade, and construction industries. Gloves may provide valuable protection but there is a lot to know about glove type that is fit-for-purpose and for the user! Also, glove wear can alter our handling capabilities of loads or sensitivity. This toolbox talk provides guidance for a glove wear safety message with these important considerations.
Exposure to these tasks can lead to the most significant cause of workplace injury and absence – sprain and strain injury. This toolbox helps workers identify hazards, communicate risk, and consider controls for safe work practice.
Australia’s No 1 natural killer. Heat stress is a matter of great concern when it can result in fatality, loss of consciousness, fatigue and exhaustion. Use this toolbox to springboard safety conversation, hazard ID, and control intervention to mitigate risk for heat stress.
Adequate hydration requires a plan, and the jobs that we do in the environments in which we perform them may demand a conscious effort and active plan to manage our hydration levels. Learn strategies to maintain smart hydration at work.
Getting in and out of our trucks and equipment is something we do several times a shift. There is danger and risk for slips, trips, and falls, if the wrong approach is taken, or equipment is faulty. Address these issues with your team by communicating this toolbox.
A serious health threat now well recognised in public health media. It is an epidemic in our Western world contributing to significant ill health experiences. This toolbox reminds workers to move it, participate in activity, and find practical ways to do this in their day-to-day.
Sound nutrition is akin to putting the best fuel in your vehicle to optimise performance. We all have capacity to become superior performance machines with a good nutritional profile but our job and lifestyle demands can make this a challenge. This toolbox helps us get back to basics with practical management strategies.
Movement, controlled and well structured, can be great for your body, helping to promote circulation, mobilisation, and release tightness. This can help energise us at work, too. The toolbox introduces the concept of correct postural reversal exercises while also linking the concept of discomfort with hazard identification for manual tasks.
If we sit and drive for long hours of the day our body needs specific movement patterns to reduce the effects of being flexed forward. This toolbox talk provides guidance on personal stretch and postural reversal movements to help support our bodies and optimise energy levels for high-work performance.
This is a self-managing coaching tool to help individuals in a team consider their ability to deal with the heat of the moment. Practical strategies are offered to help maintain a sense of calm by tuning into body responses.
How we see-think-act relates to sound situation awareness to determine that which occurs in our environment. The first element, perception, may be affected by our mood and emotional state. This toolbox provides some practical in-the-field strategies to help perceive our environment and events with objectivity and clarity. Army tactics will be explored, also!
Think-Act is critical to leadership and productive, safe work performance. Learn strategies to enhance comprehension of work events and monitor work performance at an individual level.
Fatigue, energy management and sound sleep is vital for our health, concentration, and work performance! We need strategies to assess ourselves and our workmates and determine short and long term intervention to assure we stay safe at work. This toolbox aids communication about this vital human performance factor.
A large percentage of workplace injury is attributed to slips, trips, and falls so this is no laughing matter. The toolbox facilitate communication about what workers can do to identify and mitigate these hazards.
Extra information is provided in this toolbox to assure safe ingress/egress and techniques to stay upright when the environment is challenging, and we have to get in and out of our trucks or equipment on a regular basis.
Team situation awareness involves a collective understanding of hazards, risk determination, and opportunities at a worksite. This toolbox speaks to team work to be part of a solution for effective work performance.
Exposure to whole body vibration may arise from the floor or seat of our vehicles or equipment. Over time, this may lead to discomfort, low back pain, circulatory changes, and systemic disorders. This toolbox talk highlights the need to recognise the hazard, methods to identify risk exposure, and personal action plans during pre-start, operation, and reporting activity.