Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Safer Travel in Winter Storms Quick Take on Safety focuses on the basics of traveling in winter storms, including preparedness, such as emergency kits, and tips to reduce the risks. Quick Takes help keep safety in the forefront of employees’ minds and demonstrate a commitment to safety on the part of the organization by improving safety culture. The Quick Take also offers an opportunity for employees to ask questions, discuss safety topics and develop solutions to specific hazards while encouraging communication.
Safer Travel in Winter Storms Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives
- Overview: Covers the basics of traveling in winter storms, including preparedness, such as emergency kits, and tips to reduce the risks.
- Purpose: Prepare employees for winter storms and how to survive a storm if stranded in a car.
- Preparation: Read and become familiar with this Quick Take. Change as needed to reflect procedures and personnel in your department.
- Handouts: Quick Review of Safety—Winter Storm Safety
Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings. To improve their effectiveness as a training tool, all Quick Takes should be modified to reflect the needs and situations of your specific workplace. Quick Takes are not designed to take the place of regular formal training.