Tailgate meetings

Safetree's tailgate meeting resources include a template for running a tailgate meeting and factsheets that can be used at meetings to support good H&S discussions with crews.
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These resources include a template for running a tailgate meeting and Talking topic cards created for use in tailgate meetings. These cards cover more than 30 common forestry risks.

The tailgate meeting template will help you plan for today. It will also help you learn from what happened yesterday and to prepare for tomorrow so the work goes smoothly.

Resources include a template for running a tailgate meeting, and Talking topic cards that cover more than 30 common forestry risks. The Talking topic cards remind crew of key safety messages, and get them talking about any issues before work starts.

New cards covering common health risks have been added (April 2020).

Choose a new topic each day - hold up the card so the crew see the front of the card, while the person leading the meeting reads from the back.

Below is the full set of cards.

Also see sets of cards specifically for Silviculture operationsSmall scale forestry operations and Yarder Tower Inspectors.

To order a hardcopy set of the Talking topics cards to use in your tailgate meetings, email Safetree.

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