When talking about situational awareness, it is all about understanding where you are, what is going on around you and how this can affect you.

Knowledge about your surroundings and activities going on around you, is used to make decisions and take action if needed, if something pose a threat to your health and safety.

We use our knowledge and experience to understand what is going on around us and it helps us to determine if it is safe. This also means, each person’s situational awareness and how they react in a given situation is different.

How we read a situation can be influenced in several ways, such as, the information provided prior to a task, previous experiences and distractions in the workplace.

Our situational awareness toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where a lot of activities are going on around workers and situational awareness is critical.

If you are considering our situational awareness toolbox talk, our Hazard Recognition Toolbox Talk and Risk Assessment Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Situational Awareness Toolbox Talk

Our toolbox talk is split up in these following sections:

  • Introduction: Explanation of situational awareness and why it is important.
  • The Hazards: Define the hazards that can influence an individual’s situational awareness.
  • Control Measures: Outline controls and tools that can be used to improve situational awareness.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to health and safety on site.
  • 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 Situational Awareness 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.