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Managing Health Surveillance in your Workplace

In our last blog we discussed the importance of task specific training and how we can best achieve this in motor industry workplaces.

Welcome to another hot topic that we have identified in the motor trade, especially when occupational specialists are unable to visit due to coronavirus restrictions.

Business owners have a duty of care to protect employees from any potential injuries or illnesses they are likely to be exposed to during their normal working day.

All of our Toolbox Talks, together with the associated Risk Assessments are readily accessible to view and download via Canopy Safety, our motor industry specific safety software, being used by hundreds of motor industry businesses across the British Isles.

So to recap, here are some reminders on how to deliver an effective Toolbox Talk;

Toolbox Talks should be delivered by workshop controllers, master technicians or department managers.

These simple tips can help you in your toolbox talk delivery:

  1. Practice makes perfect. Yes, it's a cliché - but it's true...

  2. Stay on topic. Try not to get side-tracked by other subjects or topics...

  3. Pace yourself...

  4. Keep it simple...

  5. Present positively...

  6. Engage and involve...

  7. Speak then listen...

  8. Check everyone understands and record everyone involved to keep record of training.

We at KVF really believe that Toolbox Talks are ideal for raising awareness.

Please remember, task specific training should take place only once the basics of health and safety training have been issued to your teams. To get more information on our e-learning platform Intuity Training, email:

For more information about how to get Canopy Safety email me at

Look out for our monthly blogs to let you know which subject we are covering each month and if there is anything specifically you want to see included, let us know at

Thank you,

Lee Kennedy

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