What Are They?
Viva Health At Work's ViTool Talks, industry safety toolbox talks, may be used daily, weekly, monthly, or during health or safety promotional campaigns, to support positive workplace safety culture, engage workers in collaborative work analysis, and facilitate health, wellness, and safety discussions on a job site. They are succinct delivery topics to help business operators achieve compliance with Workplace Health and Safety training, safety, and risk management requirements.
The ViTool Talks are ready-to-go toolbox content that can be used as-is or modified to suit the context of your business. We offer these for you to use as a springboard for smart leadership with effective workplace communication. Vi Tool Talks are a communication and toolbox training tool that can be used for succinct job site discussion or to complement expansive learning and development programs.
ViTool Talks may help a work team Take 5, identify hazards, and mitigate risk in the workplace associated with work systems or worker interface with, tools or equipment, or work environment. The ViTool Talks address specific industry safety issues and general health and wellness topics.
Topics may be presented quickly – in 15 minutes – if needed on a job site.
If you would like the talks to be delivered by skilled trainers and ergonomics or health advisors of Viva Health At Work, contact us to discuss delivery expectations and provide quotation.
How Do I Use Them?
Toolbox topics are typically delivered on-site by team leaders, with work teams at the beginning of a shift, after a tea or lunch break, or incorporated into other operational meetings and trainings. To use the Vi Tool Talks, we recommend the team leader or training deliverer do the following:
- Read the Vi Tool Talk in preparation.
- Highlight the content of greatest interest and key points.
- Complete the top section of the tool box: toolbox number, company, date, time, shift, communicated by (team leader or training deliver), location, supervisor, business unit, communication type – OHS compliance, procedural change, health education, administration communication, or other.
- Summarise the key points in the “Key Messages” section – this may vary among trainers, workplaces, and work teams, depending on what needs to be highlighted for this group. This variation is encouraged for customisation and contextualisation. The key material will still be consistent in the body of the message..
- Similarly, complete a list of distinct “Key Actions” – if nothing other than that which is directed or advised by the training material – simply say “see toolbox talk”.
- Read the material to the work team – headings and key issues can be used in conversation as long as the key points are well addressed.
- Ask the group if they have any questions or would like to address any issues raised.
- Engage in group discussion and facilitate the process with relevance to the work shift activity or confer with supervisors on any issues as needed.
- All work teams to sign off on Vi Tool Talk training material attendance.
- File material where relevant and report any findings or learnings to management.