Appropriately maintained tyres & wheels play a critical role in road safety given they’re the only part of the vehicle in contact with the road surface.

Pre-start checks are an indicator of periodic inspection. Look for loose wheel nuts plus cracks, corrosion, or elongation of stud holes when completing the pre- start check. Maintenance practices are an indicator of the safety culture of your company. Vehicle maintenance helps you manage the vehicle as an asset. Identify practices or devices for early detection of high- risk situations. The talk features interviews with drivers from Holcim and Toll. Each give their own tips and stories about their experiences, but ultimately they share the same message: the importance building resilience as a professional driver.

This package contains:

  • A generic overview of Toolbox Talk Discussion and how it can be applied to work driving safety, including a step by step process to assist team leaders/managers and facilitators to lead a Toolbox Talk discussion.

  • Aid for the promotion of discussion

  • Topic background information and fact sheets

  • Discussion prompt sheet

  • Participant attendance record sheet

  • Participant self-assessment sheet

  • Discussion review sheet

  • Tyres & Wheels posters

  • Supporting PowerPoint Slides

  • Tyres & Wheels Video Link (access video here or contact NRSPP to download)

Author Acknowledgement

This Toolbox Talk has been developed in collaboration with Jerome Carslake (NRSPP), Jennifer Rivera-Gonzalez (MUARC), Grace Harries (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2022/23), Manal Rizwan (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2022/23),  Tim Roberts (FleetStrategy).

Toolbox Talks Branding, marketing and promotional videos were completed by the Swinburne Design Bureau: Dr Shivani Tyagi (Communication Design Lecturer Swinburne and Director of Design Bureau), Kai Djeng (videos and editing), Emelia Cox (videos and editing), Amanda Wang (videos and editing) Lachlan Tobin (marketing and communications), Lauren Gualano (branding and logo design).

Toolbox Talks Steering Group includes: James Zarb (Viva Energy), Craig Beikoff (BINGO Industries), Jim Sarkis (BINGO Industries), Mark Noble (Holcim), Daniel Brain (Toll Group), Adam Ritzinger (Toll Group), Peter Johansson (Zurich), Steve Power (Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia), Mike Mulligan (Qube).


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