Overview of Package


When we enter our vehicle, our thoughts enter with us. It is inevitable. Yet our problems, stresses, and even fantasies shouldn’t make us lose our focus on the road. Our headspace and the emotions we are feeling while driving have an impact on how we drive and assess situations.

Tool Box Talks are an effective and cost-efficient way to communicate information and knowledge about driving safety, health and safety, and operational issues within a workplace. A Tool Box Talk should ideally take approximately 15-20 minutes. This Tool Box Talk Package is designed to provide Team Leaders/Managers and Facilitators with the required resources and information to conduct a tool box safety talk about the headspace and emotions influence when driving, to a group of employees within the organisation.

The package contains:

  • A generic overview of Tool Box Talk Discussion including a step by step process to assist team leaders/managers and facilitators to lead a tool box talk discussion
  • Aid for the promotion of discussion
  • Topic background information and fact sheet
  • Discussion prompt sheet
  • Participant attendance record sheet
  • Participant self-assessment sheet
  • Discussion review sheet
  • When driving, where is your mind at? poster
  • Supporting PowerPoint slides

Author Acknowledgement

This campaign has also been developed in collaboration with Jerome Carslake (NRSPP), Jennifer Rivera-Gonzalez (MUARC), Ruby Athanas (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2021/22) and Kyla Fantin (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2021/22).

To seek help, please contact:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978

References

  1. National Road Safety Partnership Program, “What is Aggressive Driving?,” 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.nrspp.org.au/resources/nrspp-fact-sheet-aggressive-driving-what-is-aggressive-driving/.
  2. S. Klauer, T. Dingus, V. Neale, J. Sudweeks and D. Ramsey, “The Impact of Driver Inattention on near-crash/crash Risk: An Analysis Using the 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study Data.,” Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2006.
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  4. National Road Safety Partnership Program, “Understanding the Brain in Relation to Distracted Driving,” 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.nrspp.org.au/resources/nrspp-fact-sheet-understanding-the-brain-in-relation-to-distracted-driving/.
  5. National Road Safety Partnership, “Distracted Driving – What You Need to Know,” 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.nrspp.org.au/resources/nrspp-fact-sheet-distracted-driving-what-you-need-to-know/.
  6. N. A. Uvais, “Mental health conditions and the risk of road traffic accidents,” Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 2166-2167, 2019.
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  8. National Road Safety Partnership Program, “Journaling before you get on the road,” 2021.
  9. The More Human Company, “Breath awareness,” 2021. [Online]. Available: https://www.themorehuman.co/musings/breath-awareness.
  10. Budget Direct, “How to turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving,” [Online]. Available: https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/car-insurance/articles/do-not-disturb-while-driving.html. [Accessed 2021].

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