Health and safety in the workplace is very important. Workers throughout history have campaigned for safer work places where they can earn their livings without facing undue danger or risk, which is why it is so crucial that we don’t ever take our well-being at work for granted.
Why Protec Direct is backing 3M’s important SafeTea Break 2015 campaign
In order to help you take part in the campaign, 3M will provide you with a SafeTea Break kit. There are different kits available for different sized work forces and all contain various resources to use in your discussion. There’ll be an introduction to the SafeTea campaign, discussion topics, posters and of course some tea bags and biscuits to make sure everyone is happy! All content is also available to download online at the SafeTea Break 2015 website (unfortunately, this doesn’t include the tea bags and biscuits).
The main part of your kit is the discussion cards, which focus on five core health and safety principles. These include breathing, hearing, touch, skin, and muscles, bones and joints. The cards will help you to engage the audience, provoke discussion and give you some tips on what to talk about.
Your discussion will hopefully focus on the risks and responsibilities of staying safe at work. It will also encourage you to think more about how your actions at work affect the safety of others.
There will be some handy visual aids and the cards are designed to encourage a more practical kind of learning. It’s not a lecture, but more a frank and open exchange of ideas in a comfortable environment; this will help the information to sink in and hopefully create a safer workplace for everyone. If the format works, you can try it again and again, perhaps once a week or on a semi-regular basis.
The campaign is also being run in conjunction with Safety Groups UK who have a network of over 70 branches and promote health and safety at work initiatives. 3M are also undertaking a full media launch through social media with the #SafeTea mugshot campaign, email campaigns and national radio advertising. Their adverts will appear on TalkSport and reach an audience of 1.37 million listeners.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the 3M SafeTea Break campaign site now and get involved. Your participation helps to spread the word and if your participation prevents just one industrial or workplace accident, then it will all have been well worth it. Get access to the right kind of platform to engage your workforce and start your key health and safety discussions today.
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