Tool Box Topics

CCF – Toolbox Emergency Evacuation and Drills

A workplace emergency is a situation that threatens workers, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down operations; or causes physical or environmental damage.

CCF – Toolbox Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Whilst we have a temperate climate in Tasmania, we do experience some hot days throughout summer and need to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to avoid it.

CCF – Toolbox Office Safety

The Civil Construction Industry is dominated by employees who work outdoors or in the field. They are however, supported by office-based workers and offices can also be hazardous workplaces. Office safety considerations are necessary to ensure office-based workers are not exposed to risk of incident and injury.

CCF Toolbox – Accident and Incident Reporting

Unfortunately, near misses and accidents do happen in our workplaces too regularly. We work in a high-risk industry and there are bound to be incidents.

CCF Toolbox – Alcohol and Drug Use in the Workplace

Alcohol and drugs—including medicines prescribed by a doctor or available from a pharmacy—can affect a person’s ability to work safely.

CCF Toolbox – Being Sun Smart

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. At least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

CCF Toolbox – Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the workplace is not only illegal, but it can ruin the lives of victims of bullying and ruins an organisation’s culture.

CCF Toolbox – Changing Weather Conditions

Tasmanian weather conditions can change rapidly and with little warning.

CCF Toolbox – Dial Before You Dig

Dial Before You Dig is a FREE national referral service designed to assist in preventing damage and disruption to Australia’s vast infrastructure networks which provide essential services, we use every day.

CCF Toolbox – Discrimination

Unlawful workplace discrimination occurs when an employer takes adverse action against a person who is an employee or prospective employee because of the following attributes of the person:

CCF Toolbox – Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions

Tasmanian weather conditions can change rapidly and with little warning. Given we spend a lot of time travelling for work and are heading into winter, it is timely to provide a reminder about driving during this period.

CCF Toolbox – Fire Season

When fire season hits there are additional hazards we need to think about.

CCF Toolbox – Hazardous Chemical Safety

Knowing how to use, manage, transport and store chemicals is important to keep us all safe.

CCF Toolbox – Housekeeping

Effective housekeeping can help control or eliminate workplace hazards. Poor housekeeping practices frequently contribute to incidents. If the sight of paper, debris, clutter, and spills is accepted as normal, then other more serious hazards may be taken for granted.

CCF Toolbox – Load Restraint

Unsecured loads can cause damage, serious crashes, and death by falling onto the road and into the path of other vehicles.

CCF Toolbox – Manual Handling in the Workplace

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts.

CCF Toolbox – Risk Assessments

A safe and healthy workplace does not happen by chance or guesswork. You must think about what could go wrong at your workplace and what the consequences could be.

CCF Toolbox – Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favours or other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature in circumstances where a reasonable person, having regard to all the circumstances, would anticipate the possibility that the person harassed would be offended, humiliated or intimidated.

CCF Toolbox – Superannuation

Superannuation is critically important. This is your saving for the future. The choices you make throughout your working life can have a significant impact on your savings and therefore retirement income and quality of living through your retirement years.

CCF Toolbox – Testing and Tagging

Test and Tag is the name given to the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliances.