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Toolbox Talk - Mates helping mates

Max People Health & Safety Bulletin

Help each other 

Take a look around at your co-workers. Some are your friends during work hours, and even after work. You know about their families, what they like and don't like, and what they do for fun. So, be on the lookout for unsafe conditions or actions and correct them. Help your fellow workers get through the day without an accident:
 
“When you keep an eye on other people's safety, your own safety awareness improves.”

 

 

Discussion Points

  • Let me help you lift that. I know how a back injury can mess up your home life, as well as your ability to work.
  • I'll be sure to have a quick look to make sure you are wearing the right PPE for the job.
  • I'll be the spotter while you work on the ladder just in case somebody comes around the corner.
  • I'll make sure that all stairs and work areas are clear so you don't slip, trip or fall.
  • I'll label all containers so you don't use the wrong product for a job by mistake.
  • Ill report any hazards/near misses to help prevent future incidents
  • I'll tag and report all tools that aren't working properly so you won't be injured by plugging in a tool that has a faulty wire.
  • I’ll train others in the correct and safe way to carry out a task.
  • I'll know and practice the emergency procedures, so we can both get out of an unsafe condition together.
  • I’ll check there are no hazards above or below us before we start work.

Finally, I want to see you leave work exactly the way you arrived. So, if I see you doing something the wrong way, I'll show you the right way to do it. Of course, I expect you will do the same for me-after all, shouldn't everyone on the team watch out for each other?