MP10 Job Safety Analysis for Specific Activities

Purpose/Scope:

The Workplace Health and Safety Act and more specifically Part 8 of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997 requires a risk management approach to be adopted by Employers and Principal Contractors. Due to the nature and variety of Silverback’s work activities it is not always possible to foresee all hazards. Changes occur to work procedures, new equipment is introduced or other circumstances arise which may require changes to the documentation that Silverback prepares or new procedures to be adopted for some aspects of work.

In these circumstances a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) can be used to meet the obligations of the legislation and enable a job to be undertaken in a uniformed and controlled manner to a common standard of performance. This acts to minimise the risk of injury to personnel.

This procedure covers the use and process of JSA and identifies minimum requirements for Silverback and any subcontractor who may be required to undertake a JSA for site specific activities.

Procedures:

  1. A JSA is to be performed and documented by Silverback on-site personnel or subcontractors prior to undertaking any work where:
    1. no standard work procedure adequately covers the hazards and level of risk associated with the activity,
    2. substantial changes to a standard work procedure are required, or
    3. an accident or near miss has occurred and Silverback managers deem it appropriate to develop a new procedure(s).
  2. All JSAs completed by Silverback are to be included in the Construction Workplace Plan for that project and/or submitted to a contractor upon reasonable request.
  3. Any JSA completed by a subcontractor is to be submitted to Silverback for inclusion in the subcontractor’s Work Method Statement/Safety Plan after the subcontractor and Silverback’s Construction Supervisor has reviewed and accepted it.
  4. All on-site personnel who may be affected by the development of a JSA and its specific content are to be given on-site instruction/training into the new work procedure.
  5. A record of this instruction/training is to be made on the JSA developed by personnel, through the signing of the JSA form.
  6. The minimum level of information to be included in the documentation of the JSA is to be in accordance with the Silverback Job Safety Analysis Form.
    1. This includes
      1. a sequence of job steps or tasks,
      2. potential hazards,
      3. recommended actions or controls for minimising risk associated with the hazards, and
      4. a signed list of personnel instructed/trained with respect to the JSA developed.
  7. The basic process that is to be covered in the JSA process is to include the steps outlined in the diagram below.

JSA PROCESS

  1. Identify Hazards
  2. Assess Risks
  3. Decide on control measures
  4. Implement Control Measures
  5. Monitor and review

References:

QLD Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995, Section 22, 28 & 30

QLD Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997, Part 8

QLD Advisory Standard: Risk Management – 2000 Appendix 9 – Job Safety Analysis Form

Responsibility:

(Items 1-7) – Construction Supervisor, WH&S Officer and subcontractors as relevant

Documentation/Records:

  • Documented JSAs are to be filed with the Construction Workplace Plan
  • Subcontractor JSAs are to be filed with their respective Work Method Statements/Safety Plans, provided to the Principal for inclusion and distribution through in the site specific workplace plan

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