Our hands are literally used for all of our work tasks. Due to the frequency hands are used, they are often at the risk of being injured. An injury often seen to the hands and fingers on the job are crushed by type incidents as a result of pinch point hazards.

A pinch point is defined as any point where a body part can be caught between moving and stationary objects. Pinch points commonly impact fingers and hands, but can impact any area of the body.

Pinch points are found in many places throughout a workplace. Examples include gears, equipment maintenance, lifting objects and getting hit by a hammer are just a few.

As part of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, employers are obligated to carry out risk assessments to ensure hazards are identified and associated risks to health and safety are reduced where possible.

Our pinch point toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where there are risks of getting caught between 2 objects.

If you are considering our pinch point toolbox talk, our Hand Safety Toolbox Talk or our PPE Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Pinch Point Toolbox Talk

Our pinch point toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Introduction to pinch point hazards and the definition of pinch points.
  • The Hazards: List some of the hazards that could result in pinch point injuries.
  • Control Measures: Outlines some of the controls that effectively can be used to mitigate the risk of pinch point injuries.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to pinch point related hazards.
  • 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 Pinch Point 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.