Information

  • Principle contractor site Manager

  • AGL Project Manager for this site

  • Toolbox talk carried out by

  • Toolbox talk carried out on

  • Location

Vibration

  • Vibration
    Overview This talk will cover: the sources, effects and methods of overcoming excessive vibration.
    Effects of vibration
    1 Depending upon work situation, vibration can be whole-body vibration or more commonly, hand-arm vibration.
    2 The first signs of a problem may only be tingling in the affected fingers.
    3 Exposure to vibration can lead to irritation, fatigue and loss of concentration.
    4 The above effects are likely to affect a person’s attention to safety and therefore increase the likelihood of an accident occurring.
    5 In the longer term, damage may occur to blood vessels, nerves, muscles, tendons and body organs.
    6 Excessive hand-arm vibration can lead to ‘Vibration White Finger’ resulting in damaged blood vessels, circulatory problems, pain and possibly gangrene.
    The sources of vibration
    1 A common cause of hand-arm vibration is the prolonged use of rotating hand tools used for cutting and grinding.
    2 Percussive hand tools use for riveting, chipping, hammering, drilling etc. are also sources of vibration.
    3 The use of chainsaws is also another source of hand-arm vibration.
    Avoidance of vibration
    1 Advances in technology are leading to newer tools being equipped or manufactured with vibration-absorbing features.
    2 If available, select tools with vibration-absorbing features for your work.
    3 When using a tool which causes vibration, break the job up with other work activities.
    4 If you think you are suffering ill effects from vibration, stop the activity, speak to your supervisor and if necessary seek medical advice.

  • Toolbox talk complete?

  • Now go to section "Toolbox talk attendee register"

Toolbox talk attendee register

  • Toolbox talk attendees -

  • Engineer -
  • Have you fully understood this toolbox talk?

  • Please report to your supervisor to discuss your concerns.

  • Name of engineer -

  • Signature -

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. Any ratings or scores displayed in our Public Library have not been verified by SafetyCulture for accuracy. Users of our platform may provide a rating or score that is incorrect or misleading. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances. You can use our Public Library to search based on criteria such as industry and subject matter. Search results are based on their relevance to your search and other criteria. We may feature checklists based on subject matters we think may be of interest to our customers.