How is a Take 5 Different from other risk assessments?
The Take 5 differs from the JSA, SWMS or standard risk assessment in that it is not a task by task assessment. In contrast, it is a prestart checklist for the work as a whole. The individual worker’s current situation is of overriding importance.
The Take 5 looks at a range of situations that will differ for each workplace and set of conditions. Even though the tasks to complete the job may be the same each time local conditions can vary.
For example, a job may be cleaning windows in a high rise building from a BMU.
There will already be a SWMS associated with the job. There is probably a risk assessment. Additionally, there could be some procedures for operating the BMU.
However, when all the workers involved turn up, there is a high wind blowing, and the BMU is damaged.
These situations are not covered by other assessments. They are variable and can differ each time work commences. The Take 5 is useful in this situation.
When generating a Take 5 with Simple WorkSafe the designated safety coordinator receives an email whenever the Take 5 has issues that need resolving.
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