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<p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALK</p> <p>TOOL BOX TALKS</p> <p>1</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALK</p> <p>NOTE: A copy of the toolbox talk given together with a copy of attendance record signed by those present at the talk is to be filed with the Safety Records for audit purposes.</p> <p>2</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALK</p> <p>INDEXINTRODUCTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ADVICE TO SUPERVISORS CONSTRUCTION SITE BASIC CHECKLIST TOOLBOX MEETINGS Labour Health and Safety Act Advice to Employees Responsibilities Good Housekeeping Personal Points Working Dress Eye Protection Heads and Feet Noise Skin Care Alcohol Fire Manual Handling Safe Stacking Hand Tools Portable Electric Tools Working Safely with Electricity Welding Safely The Safe Use of ladders Step ladders Trestle Scaffolds Tower Scaffolds Dos and Donts on Scaffold Openings and Edges Working on Scaffolding Work on Roofs Cladding panels Excavations Demolition Lifting Slings Lifting Chains Lifting Shackles Lifting Hooks and Eye Bolts Working with Compressed Air Tools Banksmen/Rigger/Signalman Compressed Gas Cylinders Cartridge Hammers or Rivet Guns Abrasive Wheels Control of Substances Hazardous to Health(C.O.S.H.H.) Health and Hygiene Confined Spaces Permit to Work Storage of Materials Danger to the 3rd Person</p> <p>44</p> <p>3</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALK45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 Vehicles Heatstroke Heat Exhaustion Shaft Top Safety Tunnel Entry and Exit Safety at the Shaft Bottom Locomotive Operation Personnel Movement inTunnel Compressed Air works Emergency Evacuation</p> <p>INTRODUCTION The need to ensure safety on construction Sites is essential.</p> <p>4</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKSites by the very nature of activities on them are dangerous places to work, and it is every persons general duty to ensure that safe working practices are maintained at all times on the site. It is the duty of both employer and employee to ensure safe practice is carried out. The employer must provide such information, instruction and training as may be necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of all their employees. Individuals can be prosecuted for their acts or omissions at work if proved they put at risk the Health Safety of themselves or others. These toolbox talks are issued for use by site supervisors and the talks are to be given at the workplace to workers under their control prior to the taking place of any work activity. The talks given are to be applicable to the job or work activity to be carried out, and be of a length of approximately 10 - 15 minutes. Where particularly hazardous work activities are to take place (i.e. working at height); the frequency of these talks should be increased to suit the situation. A record is to be kept of these talks by completion of a copy of the certificate on each page of this instruction. When completed a copy is to send to the Safety Section on the site for record purposes. This will be a valuable record in the event of an accident occurring. Each toolbox talk is designed as a set of basic safety rules to be followed to try to ensure that workers carry out their work task as safely as possible. Other topics will be prepared and issued as required. Any questions on this subject are to be referred to the site safety officer for explanation.</p> <p>HELP TO KEEP YOUR SITE A SAFE WORKING PLACE</p> <p>5</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALK</p> <p>ADVICE TO SUPERVISORS 1. Study the companys Health &amp; Safety Policy Statement, Safety Manual and Safety Management System, which specify the organization and arrangements for the health and safety. 2. As a supervisor you are the link between senior management and the site and you have a direct responsibility for ensuring that the companys Safety Standards are implemented by yourself and personnel under your control. 3. When putting people to work, ensure that: a) There is a safe means of access to his workplace. b) The workplace is safe. c) There is a safe system of work. d) Any plant and equipment required to do the work is safe and suitable. e) The person has adequate information, training and/or instruction to carry out the work. f) The person has all of the specified P.P.E. for the task in hand and is wearing it correctly.</p> <p>4. When special protective clothing or equipment is needed, ensure that it is available, issued, and used correctly. 5. In nearly all accidents unsafe conditions and/or unsafe acts play a prominent part. Unsafe Conditions include the following: a) Equipment improperly guarded b) Defective equipment c) Unsafe clothing, footwear, eye protection d) Improper ventilation e) Unsafe design or construction f g h i f) Improper storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) f) Improper shoring g) Defective electrical installations Unsafe Acts include the following: a) b) Operating plant and equipment without authority Operating at an unsafe speed</p> <p>6</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKc) Making safety devices inoperative d) e) f) g) h) i) Using unsafe equipment, or using equipment unsafely Loading or placing unsafely Being in an unsafe position Working on moving or dangerous equipment Horseplay Not using personal protective equipment</p> <p>You have a responsibility to all personnel, including sub-contractors, to ensure that they recognize and avoid any unsafe acts and conditions. 6. Dangerous occurrences, whether reported to you or not, must be immediately investigated and remedial action taken where necessary. 7. Every injury, no matter how slight it may appear, should be immediately reported to you. Ensure that the person nominated to administer first aid gives prompt first aid treatment, and that an entry is made to the First Aid Register . 8. You have a responsibility to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to effect the safety of the general public, particularly children, at all times, whether they are, or are not, authorized to be on site. 9. Goods Hoists: Is the hoist way fully enclosed with gates at every landing? Are gates kept shut? Has it been inspected within the last seven days and results recorded. 10. Cranes &amp; Lifting Appliances: Is the crane regularly maintained, and has it been inspected prior to use and the results recorded? Is it sited on a hard level base and clearly marked with safe working loads? Are the driver and the slinger/banks man fully trained? Are SWL indictors working? 10. Electricity: Are apparatus, wires, cables and connections all sound? Check the overhead electric lines or underground cables and take appropriate action if present. Made maximum use of reduced voltage equipment. 12. Manual Handling: Ensure that loads are handled and lifted correctly, that gloves are used where necessary and those loads are not too heavy to handle manually. 13. Trespassers: Is the site secure against the public including children? Have all ladders been removed, or rungs boarded, and plant immobilized? Are all other potential hazards safeguarded? 14. Health Risks: Identify harmful materials and substitute if possible. Specify precautions and ensure that suitable safety equipment is provided and properly used. Check atmosphere in confined work places and provide air supply respirators if necessary. 15. Protective Clothing and Equipment (P.P.E.):</p> <p>7</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKIs protective clothing or equipment provided to the minimum standard required by law? Is it being worked or used? 16. Fire Risks: Are there adequate fire extinguishers and exits? Are proper precautions taken for storing and handling highly inflammable liquids, compressed gases and other combustible materials? Are fires and heaters put off at end of each working day? 17. Explosives: Ensure that only authorized persons have charge of the transportation, storage handling or use of explosives. 18. Storage: All materials, which could cause injury if they fall, should be stacked or stored so as to prevent easy displacement. Temporary but secure and stable racking should be used when appropriate. 19. Noise: Is ear protection supplied and worn in noisy surroundings? Are breakers fitted with mufflers and noise from other plant or machinery minimized? 20. Falsework/Formwork: Have the design and supports been checked: are props plumb, properly set out; firmly based and fitted with correct pins? Is the condition of any timber forms or supports regularly checked? 21. Welfare: Are the lavatories, washbasins and canteens clean? Can wet clothes be dried? Is there a supply of drinking water? Are there appropriate first aid facilities? Are special precautions and equipment available to evacuate an injured man from your location? 22. General: Are all personnel who are required to operate power tools, plant or machinery adequately trained and/or instructed in the correct techniques and procedures? Do you know what to do in an emergency? Are you in contact with the site office?</p> <p>SAFETY TOOL BOX TALK No. 1 Labour Health and Safety Act General duties of employees at work.</p> <p>8</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKIt shall be the duty of every employee while at work: 1) To take reasonable care for the health and safety of his own and other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work. AND 2) To follow all Safety Instruction Rules and Procedures issued by the company.</p> <p>No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of Health, Safety or Welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions</p> <p>I have given Toolbox Talk No._____ to all the men under my control. A Total of ______ Person attended. The talk was carried out on _______________________ (date)</p> <p>Signed _____________________Company ___________________</p> <p>SAFETY TOOL BOX TALK No. 2 ADVICE TO EMPLOYEES 1. Study the companys safety rules which explains the arrangements made for your health and</p> <p>9</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKsafety. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety at work. You also have a legal duty regarding the health and safety of the people you work with and members of the public. When protective clothing and/or equipment are issued for your use wear and/or use it as instructed. Play your part in keeping the site TIDY AND SAFE. Watch out for warning notices and OBEY the warnings given. Always keep alert and advise the driver/operator of your position if you are working in the vicinity of mobile plant. Never attempt to operate a machine unless you have been trained and authorized to do so. Never ride on machines which have no passenger seat, it is illegal. Never interfere with ladders or alter scaffolding or move boards unless you are properly authorized to do so. Never throw anything from scaffolding or any height. Lower it properly. Do not take short cuts, use the access provided. Lifting heavy objects or materials can cause injury. Obtain assistance when necessary. Report any defects or damage to ladders, scaffolding, plant or tools or any other unsafe circumstances, to your supervisor at once. Report all accidents involving injury, however slight, to your supervisor. Details of an accident necessitating first aid treatment should be entered in the Accident Book. If in doubt about your job, ask your supervisor. Construction Sites are particularly inviting to young children. Your co-operation in discouraging children from entering site will help to reduce accidents to them. All materials that would be liable to cause injury if they fall should be stacked or stored so as to prevent them falling. Temporary but secure and stable racking should be used when appropriate.</p> <p>15. 16. 17. 18.</p> <p>10</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALK</p> <p>I have given Toolbox Talk No._____ to all the men under my control. A Total of ______ Person attended. The talk was carried out on _______________________ (date) Signed ______________________ `Company __________________________</p> <p>SAFETY TOOL BOX TALK NO. 3 RESPONSIBILITIES Labor Safety and Health Act Gives Everyone Responsibilities. Where these responsibilities are not carried out people like you can be injured or killed, others could be prosecuted.</p> <p>11</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKMany people are killed every year; several thousands are seriously injured. Fines can be thousands of dollars for companies who break the regulations. Employers: Employees: Your bosses must provide you with a safe place of work, safe equipment and the necessary instruction and training to enable you to carry out your work safely. You must take reasonable care to ensure that no person yourself included suffers because of the way that you work.</p> <p>You must help your employer to carry out his responsibilities by: 1. 2. 3. Not interfering with items provided for your safety. By using equipment given to you protection and by not abusing it. For example, helmets, goggles and hearing Protection. By telling your supervisor of any hazards that you notice which could affect you on other safety.</p> <p>Some Examples: 1. 2. If you work on a scaffold provided by another company, your supervisor must ensure that it is safe for your use. Therefore, if you notice anything that you consider unsafe, point this out. If you need a ladder or a pair of steps, do not remove from elsewhere without ensuring that you are not putting someone else at risk. If you remove shuttering which leaves an opening, make sure it is covered or guarded before you leave it. The same applies if you are permitted to remove a guard-rail or cover for the passage of materials or services, make sure it goes back DO NOT LEAVE A TRAP FOR OTHERS. If you are working or having to pass alongside openings i.e. floors or excavations, which are unguarded your supervisor must ensure that they are protected even though you may not have been responsible for making the hazard.</p> <p>3.</p> <p>4.</p> <p>CARRY OUT YOUR RESPONSIBLITIES AND GO HOME WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.</p> <p>12</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKI have given Toolbox Talk No. ____ to all the men under my control. A Total of ______ Person attended. The talk was carried out on _______________________ (date) Signed _____________________ Company ___________________</p> <p>13</p> <p>WEEKLY MASS SAFETY TALKSAFETY TOOL BOX TALK NO. 4 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 1. The following points are presented to assist Supervisors when giving Safety ToolBox Talks. The particular points made here are in the interests of good housekeeping, throughout work areas, in or out of work hours, whether at home, visiting friends or at places of amusement, we expect our surroundings to be conformable, neat and tidy. When at work, the same applies. We should regard good housekeeping at work with the same importance as at home. Do not always rely on others to clear things up. Its just as easy to put tools away tidily as it is to leave them laying around benches, on the floor, on scaffolding, resting on pipes or other positions, where they can create a tripping hazard, fall onto a person or be damaged in a fall. A place for everything and everything...</p>


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