Working in construction can be dangerous, especially when working with or around heavy equipment. Heavy equipment at a site includes items such as cranes, dump trucks, excavators, bulldozers, and many other types of large machines used on construction sites.

Heavy equipment is used for many different kinds of work and is very effective for the job they are designed to carry out; however, they can also be very dangerous if proper controls aren’t implemented.

The hazards associated with heavy machinery does not only include those who operate the machines, but also those that work around them.

Our heavy equipment toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where heavy equipment are used to carry out work.

If you are considering our heavy equipment toolbox talk, our Traffic Management Toolbox Talk and Mobile Plant Safety Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Heavy Equipment Toolbox Talk

Our toolbox talk is split up in these following sections:

  • Introduction: Description of what is considered as heavy equipment and why safety needs to be considered.
  • The Hazards: Outlines the common hazards which cause the majority of injuries and damage when working with heavy equipment.
  • Control Measures: Defines the controls that should be implemented when working with heavy equipment.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to heavy equipment.
  • 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 Heavy Equipment 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.