TAKE FOR SAFETY. 1. Stop, step back, observe 2. Think through the task 3. Identify any hazards 4. Control the hazards 5. Complete the task safely

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TAKE

5

FOR SAFETY

1. Stop, step back, observe

2. Think through the task

3. Identify any hazards

4. Control the hazards

5. Complete the task safely

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The hazard checklist can be used as a prompt to help you identify hazards during Step 3 of the process.

This pocket book must be retained and can be inspected during workplace audits and inspections. For tasks involving more than one person, only one pocket book needs to be completed and the other work team members should sign this book in the space provided.

The purpose of Take 5 is to ensure that all work activities are given a final check to identify and control any potential hazards that may have not already been addressed prior to commencing activities.

Take 5 is designed to complement the Risk Assessment process. It does not act as a replacement for formal risk assessments.

The Take 5 process consists of the following 5 steps

Step 1 Stop, step back, observe Observe the work area and surrounding location for hazards. Step 2 Think through the task Consider the sequence of steps

involved in carrying out the task from start to finish.

Step 3 Identify any hazards Identify the hazards associated with the task including any present in the immediate and surrounding work area, and hazards generated by the task. Step 4 Control the hazards If the hazard is not controlled and the

work area not safe – do not start work, report to your Team Leader/ Unit Controller/Line Manager to review the risk assessment. Step 5 Complete the task Once all control measures have been

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What is “Take 5”?

Take 5 is a process that helps to identify hazards before an activity starts. Specifically, it will help YOU to identify potential hazards that may be encountered during the work.

How does “Take 5” work?

It is aimed at helping you to think about the hazards associated with your work and it involves 5 simple steps to allow you to complete your activities safely: 1. Stop, step back, observe

2. Think through the task 3. Identify any hazards 4. Control the hazards 5. Complete the task safely When to carry out Take 5

Doing a “Take 5” is not limited to the time before you begin your task. It can also be done during your task to monitor the situation, and also afterwards as an evaluation.

Before the task u Stop and think

u Observe the work area and surroundings u Think through the steps of what you will be doing u Identify what else is happening in your work area u Identify any hazards within your work area

u Speak to your Team Leader/Unit Controller/Line Manager if hazards are not controlled

u Satisfy yourself that these hazards are controlled before starting the job During the task

u Do you feel safe doing the task? u Are others around you working safely? After the task

u Observe the work area u Reflect on the task performed u Can any improvements be made?

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Job Description ...

Site ...

Date ... Time ...

Tak

e 5 Check

If the hazards are not adequately controlled, inform your Team Leader/Unit Controller Signature...

Work Team Members ...

Hazards Yes No

Are they controlled?

Buried services Traffic management Signing, lighting, guarding Excavations and trenching Noise/vibration Fire Hazardous substances (chemicals) Manual handling Lifting operations Vehicles/mobile plant Contact with moving parts (machinery) Electricity Power/hand tools Stored energy (pressure) Unsuitable access Heat Violence/aggression Lighting levels UV Light Slips, trips & falls Housekeeping/waste materials Working at height Falling objects Confined spaces Bio hazards Work over/near water Extreme outdoor weather Lone working Trailing hoses/cables Spills, leaks, vapours Particles, dust, fumes

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Job Description ...

Site ...

Date ... Time ...

Tak

e 5 Check

If the hazards are not adequately controlled, inform your Team Leader/Unit Controller Signature...

Work Team Members ...

Hazards Yes No

Are they controlled?

Buried services Traffic management Signing, lighting, guarding Excavations and trenching Noise/vibration Fire Hazardous substances (chemicals) Manual handling Lifting operations Vehicles/mobile plant Contact with moving parts (machinery) Electricity Power/hand tools Stored energy (pressure) Unsuitable access Heat Violence/aggression Lighting levels UV Light Slips, trips & falls Housekeeping/waste materials Working at height Falling objects Confined spaces Bio hazards Work over/near water Extreme outdoor weather Lone working Trailing hoses/cables Spills, leaks, vapours Particles, dust, fumes

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Job Description ...

Site ...

Date ... Time ...

Tak

e 5 Check

If the hazards are not adequately controlled, inform your Team Leader/Unit Controller Signature...

Work Team Members ...

Hazards Yes No

Are they controlled?

Buried services Traffic management Signing, lighting, guarding Excavations and trenching Noise/vibration Fire Hazardous substances (chemicals) Manual handling Lifting operations Vehicles/mobile plant Contact with moving parts (machinery) Electricity Power/hand tools Stored energy (pressure) Unsuitable access Heat Violence/aggression Lighting levels UV Light Slips, trips & falls Housekeeping/waste materials Working at height Falling objects Confined spaces Bio hazards Work over/near water Extreme outdoor weather Lone working Trailing hoses/cables Spills, leaks, vapours Particles, dust, fumes

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Job Description ...

Site ...

Date ... Time ...

Tak

e 5 Check

If the hazards are not adequately controlled, inform your Team Leader/Unit Controller Signature...

Work Team Members ...

Hazards Yes No

Are they controlled?

Buried services Traffic management Signing, lighting, guarding Excavations and trenching Noise/vibration Fire Hazardous substances (chemicals) Manual handling Lifting operations Vehicles/mobile plant Contact with moving parts (machinery) Electricity Power/hand tools Stored energy (pressure) Unsuitable access Heat Violence/aggression Lighting levels UV Light Slips, trips & falls Housekeeping/waste materials Working at height Falling objects Confined spaces Bio hazards Work over/near water Extreme outdoor weather Lone working Trailing hoses/cables Spills, leaks, vapours Particles, dust, fumes

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All injuries are... ...preventable

...to be reported, along with near misses, so we all learn from them No job is so important that you can’t take the time to...

...do it safely

...change unsafe conditions and practices Health and safety...

...is a condition of employment – rules are there for a reason, so do follow them

...goes home with everyone

Our health and safety principles

Safety starts with you. Be safe

and healthy in all you do.

Vennsys Ltd

Contract Head Office, 200 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UB

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