Take 5 Safety Checklists are a quick and easy way to identify any health, safety and environmental hazards before starting a job. A take 5 for safety asks the question “Am I safe to work?” and provides a clear checklist format, which takes less than 5 minutes to complete.
Mining organisations such as Rio Tinto and Imerys have been using Take 5 checklists as part of their approach to workplace safety with positive results. The use of a Take 5 checklist in the workplace reminds us to stop and take five minutes to assess our work environment so we can get the job done safely.
How to Complete a Take 5 for Safety
- Stop think about the potential dangers associated with the job
- Look identify any hazards
- Assess the risk. Consider any possible threats of damage or injury
- Manage controls. Implement suitable control measures to reduce risk.
- Safely complete the task