- Quality conversations and engagement in tool box talks
- Hazard awareness
Operatives and Supervisors.
The tool box talk is the vital, last barrier to an incident – the final opportunity to check common understanding of risks, hazards and the work to be carried out.
Unfortunately for Phil, Graham and Trevor it is a chore. How should the supervisor facilitate the tool box talk to maximise contribution and minimise potential risk. What should he expect from his team in return?
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Phil: OK so have we got BA gear?
Graham: Don’t need it, this is a cold water pipe.
Phil: Right. Are we aware of what task every member of the team has to carry out?
Graham: Yes I have to replace the valve, you two stand about watching.
Phil: Cheeky get.
Graham: And can we get started, I’m getting soaked out here?
Phil: Yes on you go. I’ll fill this out.
Graham: I’ll have finished the job before you’ve finished the form.