Take 5 safety program

At MyMESS we take the safety of our contractors and customers very seriously.

WHS is everyone’s responsibility, and we must all have Safety at the front of our minds.

Take 5 is a safety program that aims to inform employees, and their workers, about the potential hazards in the workplace, and the best preventive measures. While a formal risk assessment procedure is still necessary, it helps to take time and review a particular job. All workers will do this – stop and take five minutes before they start working to:

STOP, LOOK & LISTEN

Start right and you’ll finish the job safely and successfully. Employees should always take time to observe their work area before performing any job. This will help them focus on what they have to do, and spot potential problems that may hinder them from completing the work efficiently.

REVIEW THE TASK

Workers should always think about the processes involved in carrying out a particular task. This will remind them about the important steps and effective ways to finish the job. It will allow them to identify the right tools and techniques to use, and prepare them beforehand.

IDENTIFY THE RISKS

Occupational safety risks include those that are already present in the workplace, and those that may arise during operations.

MANAGE THE RISKS

As a safety measure, employees should not start working if there are potential hazards in the work area. They must report to their supervisor or team leader, who will then review the risks and take necessary action.

GET STARTED AND COMPLETE THE JSA & SWMS USING WHAT YOU HAVE NOTICED DURING YOUR TAKE FIVE SAFETY CHECK

After you have successfully documented and implemented the required preventive measures, it’s time to commence the task. Workers should always perform their jobs with caution, to avoid accidents. After completing the task, they must assess the quality of their work and leave the work area in order.

We request that all safety documentation is completed and forwarded to our office with your invoice. Failure to do so will result in delays in payment.

If you have any questions regarding this document, or how to implement this documentation, please contact us and we will provide training.