This is called the Asset Management Toolkit, but the purpose of it is to help you with your morning briefings. These briefings are also referred to as tailgate meetings, toolbox talks, or crew briefings. Whatever you call them, it is your job as a supervisor to ensure you are helping your employees to grow and to provide them the information they need to do their job efficiently.


Most people think that they should only cover topics related to safety in these briefings, but you should go beyond safety. Whatever your employees need to know quickly can be covered in these briefings.


This kit is fully accessible online, providing for easy access, download, and updates. The first unit, which is the largest, is meant to prepare you to conduct briefings, which will be referred to as very short trainings (VSTs) throughout the remainder of this manual. As stated, the topics should not be limited to just safety. The Asset Management Toolkit is also about more than just improving skills in the Facility Management field; it recognizes the importance of stewardship and accountability all workers are responsible for as employees of the National Park Service (NPS).