Toolbox Talk – Dangers of carrying out routine activity
Some workers carrying out routine activity is common on our job sites.
Routine activity is an activity which is carried out always and on daily basis. If i am carrying out a routine activity, this means everyday i report to the job site, i am to do that same job.
Due to the recurrent completion of the routine activity, lots of workers involved in routine activity get so use to the job resulting to loss of focus. Some workers become hazard blind, negligence set in; overconfidence brews carelessness and mistake.
Hence, the major hazard associated with routine activity are:
- Hazard blindness
- Decrease hazard awareness, etc.
It is needful that these hazards which could result to injury are monitored in workers carrying out routine activity.
Constant safety talks, training and retraining, performance review, personality audit and review should be encouraged.
As far as reasonably practicable, once in a while there should be task change. Let a worker be exposed to a different task. Get them trained, then assign a new task to them. After they must have spent some time on the new task, you can return them to their previous task.
This will prevent them from going hazard blind and also help to prevent reduced hazard awareness.