Job Safety Analysis Guidance Sheet
Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a simple process that means looking at a specific work site and identifying hazards that may be present on that site and establish safety control measures (preventative measures) to prevent harm to life, health, property or the environment on each day work is to be undertaken.
The simplest way to carry out a JSA is to get those involved in the work task / activity to break it down into a series of steps. Those involved in the work task / activity could include:
• Site Manager
• Relevant Workers
• Health and Safety Representatives.
Complete the Site Assessment & Emergency Management sections
Identify the job tasks, job procedures (including any high-risk work), documentation and/or preparation required and who is involved with the work
Identify the potential hazards associated with each of the tasks, including the environmental conditions, location and human factors for the specific work site on that day.
a) A selection of hazards are listed as examples - delete / modify / add hazards to this list as required
b) Each of the listed hazards must be risk rated using the Risk Matrix. The purpose of this process is to determine the likelihood of occurrence and the seriousness of possible consequences. This will then assist in selecting suitable risk control measures.
c) The selection of suitable risk control measures is the critical step in completing the JSA.
d) Determine the residual risk level. This is the level of risk for a hazard once the designated controls are in place.
Once the control measures are established it is important that the hazards and risks are regularly monitored during the work. The person responsible for ensuring that this occurs should be listed.
Hazards and risks should be re-assessed when appropriate and/or as required by legislated requirements. The person responsible for ensuring that this occurs should be listed.
Worker Sign off
• Consult those involved in the work task / activity at this site
• List the work tasks to be performed on this site
• Identify the hazards associated with this site that may affect the conduct of safe work
• Establish the risk levels associated with those hazards
• Develop effective risk control strategies
• Establish that the risk has been eliminated / reduced; due to the selection of the risk control measures
• Ensure all persons involved in the work task / activity are aware of hazards present on this site and the control measures that are implemented to reduce associated risks
• Ensure that any changes in the work task, the site, environmental conditions or the working conditions are monitored, re-assessed and updated in the JSA as required
• Ensure the relevant workers and Persons Responsible sign off as appropriate on the JSA.
Determine the risk score using the Risk Assessment Matrix image below. Once determined, record the risk score on worksheet (NOTE - Risk scores have no absolute value and should only be used for comparison and to engender discussion.)
Stage 1. Workplace Assessment
Workplace description (layout, features, boundaries of the workplace):
- Evacuate all persons at the workplace to designated assembly area
- Lock down the workplace if possible
- CALL 000
Evacuation Point / Assembly Area:
Emergency Contact Numbers
Emergency Contact Number:
First Aid Kit Location/s
Safety Officer/s Contact Details
Stage 2. Identify the job tasks, job procedures etc.
Job Steps (List the main tasks that will be performed on this workplace)
Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) List
Have all workers been trained in the SWMS?
Work Permit/s completed and signed?
Entry Permit/s completed and signed?
Hazardous Chemicals Register at the workplace?
Hazardous Chemicals Manifest at the workplace?
Safety Data Sheets at the workplace?
De - Energised?
Locked Out & Tagged?
Permit No. (if applicable)?
Dial Before You Dig plan?
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Artificial extremes of temperature
Tilt up or pre-cast concrete
Working at depths greater than 1.5 Metres, including tunnels or mines
Pressurised gas distribution mains or piping chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines energised electrical installations/services
Structures or buildings involving structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse
Involves a risk of a person falling more than 2m, including work on telecommunications towers
Work in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere
Work carried out adjacent to a road, railway or shipping lane, traffic corridor
In or near water or other liquid that involves risk of drowning
Stage 3. Key Site Specific Hazards
List all Hazards Identified During the JSA
Risk Level: (B)
Controls in Place: (C)
Residual Risk Level: (D)
Is it safe for work to proceed?
Have all risks been reduced to the lowest acceptable level?
If NO, DO NOT COMMENCE WORK, contact your supervisor
Do any workers require additional supervision?
Who are they:
Who will provide the supervision:
Stage 4. Monitoring
On-going monitoring of hazards and risks is required for the duration of the work
Stage 5. Re-Assess
Any new hazards identified during the work are to be assessed and controls put in place
Stage 6. Worker Sign-off
I have read the this JSA and I understand its contents. I confirm that I have the skills and training, including relevant certification to conduct the tasks I have been allocated to complete. I agree to comply with safety requirements within this JSA including identifying and monitoring hazards and adhering to risk control measures, relevant Risk Assessment, SWMS and permit requirements.
Review Due Date: