GAP introduces Interactive Toolbox Talks to help engage workers

GAP Hire Solutions has announced the launch of its new Interactive Toolbox Talks.

Described as a ‘fun and eye-catching’ way of engaging workers, the aim is to boost health and safety discussions, provide an educational aid to refresh workers’ knowledge and draw attention to risks associated with equipment and surroundings.

The Interactive Toolbox Talks feature a ‘virtual’ work site.The 15 modules provide information on issues including hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), working at height, the dangers of dust and manual handling. Each topic has its own videos and quiz.

Allister Maxwell, GAP’s head of S.H.E risk & compliance said “GAP works closely and constantly challenges its market-leading manufacturers and suppliers to drive innovation with the aim of providing better gear and equipment that is safer, more efficient, higher quality and helps deliver increased productivity. GAP’s much coveted and award-winning Toolbox Talks and Split Second Safety initiatives were pioneering in our industry. GAP has continued to build on our industry’s knowledge and shared experience to bring you updated, advanced and fully interactive Toolbox Talks. These will assist in raising awareness and educating GAP employees, contractors and customers to drive health and safety excellence.”

Douglas Anderson, GAP’s joint managing director added, “GAP is continuously adding new divisions and product lines to our fleet, so it is of paramount importance that our health and safety training programmes evolve in alignment with business requirements and regulatory updates. To coincide with the anniversary of GAP’s 50th trading year, our aim was to create an indispensable, free tool that can be used to keep people safe. I would encourage everyone in the hire industry and beyond to take advantage of this resource.”