|Get them talking||Next week is a holiday. Is your crew working? What do we need to pay extra attention to during weeks when lots of people are taking time off?|
|Keep them talking||What tasks do you have lined up for your crew next week? Do you have enough folks with the right skills to do them safely?
Are you covering for anyone else next week? What sort of a hand-over will you get… and how will you reach them if you need help?
Who are the people you rely on during the week… or the folks you call when something goes wrong? Are those folks working next week? If not, who is covering for them?
|Points to consider||Let’s face it: many of the folks who are working next week won’t be working very hard. It’s important we help folks focus on the tasks they’re doing and what could go wrong.
People may be covering for absent co-workers. When you assign a task to someone, be sure to ask them if they’ve done it before and ask them what they will do to complete the task safely. Don’t assume they know what they’re doing! Make them prove it to you.
The people we call with questions or when an issue comes up may not be here during a holiday week. Be sure to talk to your boss, the safety folks, material handling and warehouse team, etc. and confirm who is on-call during the slow week!
There’s never a good time for someone to get hurt and imagine how much worse it’d be for someone to spend their holiday in the hospital. Make safety your absolute primary focus next week.