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Take 5 Safety Checklists

Ensure compliance with requirements before starting work. Identify and resolve issues immediately with a digital inspection app

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Published October 2nd, 2020

What is a Take 5 Safety Checklist?

A take 5 safety checklist is a tool used to identify health and safety hazards before starting work in a site. Performing health and safety checks using the take 5 procedure (Stop, Look, Assess, Control, and Monitor) helps workers and contractors mitigate exposure to hazards and health risks. The 5-minute safety inspection should take place to prevent any accidents, injuries, or near misses.

How to Complete a Take 5 for Safety Check

  1. Stop and think about the potential dangers associated with the job.
  2. Look and identify any hazards.
  3. Assess the risk; consider any possible threats of damage or injury.
  4. Control hazards by implementing suitable control measures to reduce risk.
  5. Monitor hazards to successfully mitigate likelihood of injuries or damages.

Take 5 Safety Inspection App

Streamline your take 5 safety checks using the iAuditor mobile inspection app. Eliminate paperwork and automate workflows for easier data collection and documentation.

iAuditor is the world’s #1 mobile inspection app that helps workers and project managers proactively manage safety and quality in the workplace with the use of your mobile device or tablet. Use iAuditor for take 5 safety checks and be able to:

  • Complete Take 5 Safety checks using a smartphone or tablet.
  • Take or attach photos and add annotations while doing an inspection
  • Get inspection reports instantly & track inspection frequency and performance. Learn more about reporting & analytics here.
  • Securely save all reports online and automatically share it with members of your organization. Preview a sample report here.
  • Use for free with small teams. Unlimited reports and storage for premium accounts. Compare pricing plans.


Jai Andales

SafetyCulture staff writer

Jai is a content writer for SafetyCulture based in Manila. She has been writing well-researched articles about health and safety topics since 2018. She is passionate about empowering businesses to utilize technology in building a culture of safety and quality.