Change is inevitable, especially when conditions can change significantly within the day-to-day operations of a work site. Where there is change, the need to continuously monitor conditions is paramount in reducing risk.
Undertaking a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) prompts those involved in the work task / activity to consider their work environment carefully and assess the risks of the job prior to starting work. A JSA should be completed prior to commencing works on site and upon arrival to site each day, with the purpose of identifying site-specific hazards that weren’t present the day before.
A JSA should be completed prior to the development of your SWMS.
Tip: The hazards and control measures identified in the JSA can be used in preparing a Safe Work Method Statement of the work activity, with content transferred onto your SWMS.
Basic steps to follow when completing your JSA:
Posted by Gary Brown ISO Auditor on 23rd Feb 2016
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Posted by Rob on 27th May 2015
Our organisation was using a cumbersome JSA template which was incorporated a complex risk assessment matrix. SafetyCulture's template is consistent with the risk assessment matrix used in the SWMS template which creates consistency across our WHS documents.