Toolbox talks are safety lectures aimed at the construction trade. The lectures are intended to educate workers about creating and maintaining safer work conditions, and attendance is mandatory with many companies.
Our Toolbox Talks educate site operatives on the Do's and Don'ts when working on a site with Japanese knotweed as well as discussion on the site-specific Risk Assessments and Method of works to be carried out.
As a general rule, our talks are short and they are kept interesting and relevant. Our goal is to empower personnel so that they can recognise knotweed and avoid, report, and correct safety concerns and hazards.
Where we are instructed to provide Toolbox Talks as part of the contractor site induction process, we usually invite the attendees to tell stories or ask questions about knotweed issues they have witnessed or heard about, so that attendees can learn from each other as well as the Toolbox talk.
A key part of our Toolbox Talks is educating others to help avoid situations that can result in the disturbance of Japanese knotweed and translocation of contamination on-site and off-site. Learning to avoid the creation of these conditions is important, and attendees can learn how to work and move safely around a job site.
Please enquire about receiving one of our Toolbox Talks if these are required on a site where we are not contracted to undertake treatment or removal works ourselves or as part of a Watching Brief service.