Toolbox Talks & SOP’s needed for Working from Home


SOP’s When Working from Home

Safe Operating Procedures should be put together for Working from home. This aids workplaces to function in an organized fashion. Also known as Safe Work Procedures, these are documented safety guidelines for procedures and tasks to ensure activities in the workplace are conducted safely. All activities must abide to these guidelines. Without these protocols, incidents and injuries would be the order of the day. The importance of Safe Operating Procedures is that they provide the tools for teaching employees how to work consistently. They also guarantee a maximum degree of efficiency and safety. The Safe Operating Procedures also help in the development of a Risk Management Program and enhance your existing safety program.

Toolbox Talks when working from Home

It is important to attend toolbox talks when working from home. Toolbox talks are informal group discussions within a workplace regarding specific health and safety issues. Toolbox talks help improve the safety of employees, encourages a greater Health and Safety culture within a workplace and can alert companies to the possible risks their employees face on a daily basis.

A toolbox talk revolves around special topics on safety aspects related to a specific job. Meetings are short and about topics such as workplace hazards and safe work practices. During toolbox talks workers’ knowledge are refreshed, safety checks are covered and experienced workers can provide information.

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Why is toolbox talks important?

  • Workers get involved in safety matters and reduce safety risks.
  • New safety rules are introduced and workers are motivated to follow safe operating procedures.
  • Vital information is provided to workers regarding accident causes and preventative actions.
  • Planning, preparation, supervision and documentation is emphasized during toolbox talks.
  • Toolbox talks are also helpful when reviewing company policies and procedures.
  • Workers are encouraged to share their experiences that can help to review safety procedures in future.
  • How to conduct toolbox talks?
  • Schedule the meeting at the beginning of the shift.
  • The meeting should be at the job site.
  • The meeting should be approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Review and discuss the previous meeting.
  • Discuss current tasks that need to be done.
  • Safety issues such as the use of personal protective equipment, first aid, hazards and emergency procedures should be discussed.
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