What Are Toolbox Talks & Why Are They Important?
Toolbox talks or tailgate talks are short, informal meetings for field personnel to discuss hazards and safe work practices. They are commonplace in the construction industry. Most often held weekly, they help foremen and supervisors to keep safety top of mind amongst their workers. Toolbox talks are also a key piece of safety due diligence and they are often provided as evidence when a company is defending itself from an OSHA citation. General Contractors often request subcontractors submit these records to them as well. Most toolbox talks are still conducted with paper.
Problems With Toolbox Talks
Finding Relevant Meeting Content
Distributing Content To Remote Workers
Meeting Content Isn't Engaging
Meetings Are Poorly Documented
We've developed our toolbox talk feature in collaboration with contractors. We’ve found a way of mimicking what was previously done on paper while making the content more engaging, removing the inefficiencies, and strengthening the records produced. With Harness, your team will be completing their toolbox talks quickly and easily. You’ll have peace of mind that this essential safety activity is getting done consistently and have the records to back it up.
How Harness Makes Toolbox Talks Better
Never look for content again. Harness includes hundreds of toolbox talk meeting guides
All content available in English & Spanish
Write your own meeting guides anytime and save them
Make talks more engaging with video, audio guides, and more
Send weekly topic notifications to field personnel automatically
Get notified if toolbox talks aren't completed
Field teams can capture attendance on any smartphone or tablet
Produce professional-looking PDF records that can be shared easily
All records saved instantly for later reporting