‘Twas the night before Christmas…and Santa’s holding a tool box talk

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…except for Santa who was performing his last minute site assessments…

Santa is now in the final stages of his Christmas preparations before he embarks on the most important journey of the year. With so much planning having already gone into the big event, the last and most crucial step is nigh. This last process will ensure he can execute his job seamlessly, safely and on time.

From landing the sleigh on roofs to getting down chimneys, sites are varied and fraught with risk. Santa makes sure he holds ‘tool box talks’ with his elves and reindeer. These safety chats help to identify hazards such as varying risks at each house and establish what the safest strategies are. They discuss issues around dogs, violence, security, slips, trips and falls because of poor lighting, and the importance of ensuring proper manual handling/lifting techniques are applied when unloading presents (apart from the reindeer who offer a few awkward snorts and shuffle their hoofs).

He must also assess entry to the building. If he can’t fit down the chimney Santa must prepare a safe work method statement and decide on the best control, such as the front door. No child can go without a present on Christmas morning, so there must always be contingencies!

From sourcing his elves, performing the right background screening measures, checking work rights, and checking licences are current and valid…to assessing risks and hazards involved in the manufacturing of the toys, making sure delivery logistics are addressed, the right policies and procedures are in place and ensuring he delivers the right WHS training to reduce the risk of incident or injury, keep his elves safe, meet compliance and reduce risk of claims. Santa has it covered.

WorkPro delivers all of this in one centralised platform, it’s easy to meet compliance, keep the elves safe and know who’s he’s hiring with WorkPro. He has piece of mind, and knows everything is taken care of, so he can focus on the task at hand, the delivery of gifts, the mince pies and the spreading happiness to the kids on Christmas day.

…and if you’ve been good this year and made sure you met your compliance obligations, delivered WHS training, and performed screening and licence checks, he might just pay you a visit too!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.

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