Sharpen up your toolbox talks this National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month

Every October, Safe Work Australia asks businesses, employers and workers across Australia to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians. AMCA Australia is proud to get behind this important cause.

This year's theme is Know Safety, Work Safely. Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone – businesses, employers and workers.

This National Safe Work Month, we encourage you to sharpen up your toolbox talks. Because talk isn’t always cheap; sometimes it saves lives.


Learn more about National Safe Work Month 

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Sharpen up your toolbox talks 

To improve the safety of your workforce, it's important to regularly reinforce key safety messages so you build a safety culture in your business. A great way to do this is through your regular toolbox talks, which also help you to check in with your team to identify emerging issues and strengthen your team culture.

This October, we encourage you to make the most of your toolbox talks to ensure you convey important safety messages, reinforce a safety mindset, and start important conversations around safety and mental health. Use our Toolbox Talks video series to give your team simple, specific and practical tips to stay safe, and check out our articles and guide to help you run more effective toolbox talks.

Did you know?

AMCA Australia has a comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety Management System Manual designed specifically for member businesses operating in the Australian HVAC industry. (Learn about the benefits of AMCA membership.)





Featured Toolbox Talks videos

Use of earth leakage circuit breaker

(SWI-023) Learn how to correctly use electric leakage circuit breakers (ELCB), residual current devices (RCD) and extension cords.

Safe work on live electrical equipment

(SWI-039) Understand the process of safe work on live electrical equipment and some of the hazards to avoid.

Safe Handling and Storage of Gas Cylinders

(SWI-022) An overview of the safe handling of gas cylinders as well as some potential hazards of incorrectly handled gas cylinders.




Articles and guides

October is National Safe Work Month

Some important reminders why National Safe Work Month is an important part of the HVAC annual calendar.

Toolbox Talks video series

The Toolbox Talks Safe Work Instructions video series provides skills and knowledge training for priority areas identified by safety experts.

Latest Toolbox Talks videos

See the most recently added videos that are designed to keep your team safe and help you embed a safety culture.

Guide: Sharpen up your toolbox talks

Topic ideas, tips and tools to help supervisors and leading hands sharpen up your toolbox talks.