Smart tips is a free online tool that lets you customise health and safety information (or ‘smart tips’) specific to your workplace, employees, and colleagues.
Create your own Work Smart Tips (external link) or check out our examples of how Smart tips can be used:
- as a tool for office health and safety inductions (PDF 171K)
- as a handout for toolbox talks and refreshers for industry workers (PDF 130K)
- to support Return to Work programmes for construction employees (PDF 132K)
- to support health and safety training on the forestry skid site (PDF 131K)
- as posters and handouts for shearing safety (PDF 130K)
- to help health workers prevent or manage their own discomfort, pain, and injury (PDF 126K)
- to promote health and well-being to sawmill workers (PDF 144K).
Open Work Smart Tips (external link) and follow these four simple steps:
- Choose your environment.
Where do you want to use Smart tips? If your workplace isn’t listed, choose the generic office or industrial option.
- Personalise your Smart tips.
Add the details of the person you’re making the tips for by editing the top-left information panel in your Smart tips template.
- Pick the information you want to include.
Your template includes several information panels. Look through the extra panels to the left of your template to choose what else you want to add.
Choose a template type.
- Warm-up and stretch covers exercises to make sure you are ready for work.
- Tips covers workstation set-up, avoiding serious harm, and more.
- Other panels can be edited, such as contact lists and checklists.
- Print and save.
Once you’ve finished editing, click the ‘Save as PDF’ button to create your tips. You can then print them, or save them on your computer to send to someone or use again yourself later.
Here are some ways you can put your Smart tips to work:
- Use Smart tips as a mobile Health and Safety resource. Simply print them double-sided onto a sheet of A4 and fold it up so the tips will fit into a back pocket or wallet. Great for anyone whose work takes them out and about. Or, for workers with a clipboard in hand, clip on an unfolded sheet for a handy reference tool. Why not get them laminated so they last longer?
- Pin up the Smart tips on the wall where they can be seen. Good for office workers or anyone else with a stationary workspace.
- Use Smart tips as a lunch room or work area poster. Get them printed in a large format, such as A3 size, and put them on the wall (you may need to get a print shop to do this).
- Create a ‘Smart tips of the week’ email, attach your Smart tips PDF, and send to a person or team in your organisation.
If you have any suggestions for information to include in Smart tips, please email them to email@example.com.
Last updated: 5 December 2013