JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS (JSA)
Do a JSA for any one off, non-routine, potentially high risk tasks, that do not have a safe work procedure (SWP).
If you are working in a team, encourage all team members to help identify hazards and controls involved in the task, and to contribute to the JSA.
An effective Safe Work Method Statement / Job Safety Analysis book involves the following actions.
- Determine the task that needs to be done.
- Break the task down into steps.
- Identify the potential hazards and risks for EACH step.
- Assess and rate each risk using the Risk Matrix.
- Identify controls for EACH< risk, starting with the most effective control (elimination) from the Hierarchy of Controls.
- Put the controls in place and check to see that they haven’t created new hazards.
- Get your Supervisor to confirm and authorise the JSA. Leave a copy of the JSA with your supervisor and take another copy back to the job.
- EVERYONE involved in the task must read, understand and sign onto the JSA before the task can start.
- Proceed with the task and monitor for changes in your work area. Make sure the controls still effectively control the hazards.
If you do not understand, or agree with the requirements in the JSA, DO NOT sign it and don’t start work. Seek clarification from your supervisor and only start the task when you are confident that it can be done safely
This version of our SWMS/JSA has the ability to calculate a risk rating for each hazard both before and after controls. The risk rating concept is optional and we have created another version of this book with the rating concept removed if required.
Pertrain can use this SWMS/JSA template and customise it to your organisation (add a logo, include a different risk matrix etc).
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