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Question 121 April 2002

Pre-job planning / risk assessment

A member would like to introduce a scheme whereby maintenance staff do a five minute risk assessment before each task.

A hazard checklist will be printed on the risk assessment form to help staff think through the issues.

Have any other companies introduced a similar scheme including checklists?
Has it improved safety?
Is it still working well?
Are there any pitfalls?


The following 13 companies answered this question and 4 documents were supplied:

  • British Energy
  • BT
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Dwr Cymru
  • Marathon Oil
  • Phillips Petroleum
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Scottish and Southern Energy
  • GKN
  • Pilkington UK Limited
  • Pilkington UK Limited
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • "Point of Work Risk Assessment"
  • "Safe System Forms"
  • "Stop & Think Pocket Card"
  • "Think Safety! Slide Presentation"

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