Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Vehicle Ergonomics Quick Take on Safety focuses on ergonomic considerations before driving, seat and other adjustments, entering/exiting vehicles, and when working in a vehicle to minimize ergonomic injuries. 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.
Vehicle Ergonomics Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives
- Overview: Covers ergonomic considerations before driving, seat and other adjustments, entering/exiting vehicles, and when working in a vehicle to minimize ergonomic injuries.
- Purpose: Inform and encourage employees to understand how small adjustments and awareness can improve ergonomics and minimize injuries.
- 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—Vehicle Ergonomics
- Often vehicles lack the adjustments to create a better ergonomic fit. Consider examining fleet vehicles for available adjustments prior to conducting this training. If adjustment options are not available, encouraging staff to take frequent breaks may be beneficial.
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.