In some industries, being outside for long periods is part of the job. During the winter, working outside can be a challenge

Cold temperatures and icy conditions, can cause hazards at the workplace. Working in the cold winter weather is in some ways similar to working during extreme heat. If you are not prepared for it, you expose yourself to unnecessary risks.

As temperatures can get quite low, working outside during the winter can lead to cold stress. Furthermore, the wind and wet cloth can increase the issue with taking heat away from your body.

Our cold weather toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where employees are working outside during the winter months or in cold environments.

If you are considering our cold weather toolbox talk, our Hot Weather Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Cold Weather Toolbox Talk

This toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: An introduction to working in cold environment and the impact it has on health and safety.
  • The Hazards: Outlines the main hazards when working in cold weather conditions.
  • Control Measures: Defines a range of the controls that can be used to reduce the risks associated with working outside in cold weather.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to working in cold conditions.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Cold Weather Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.