With Christmas just around the corner, the pressure is on for sites to finish up for the year. We find this time of year tends to be hectic for our labour hire department as Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) becomes even more of a hot topic.
As a rule, we encourage our labour hire employees to use the ‘take 5 method’ before completing a task. This allows each and every employee to take responsibility for their personal work environment and for those around them.
Here are the 5 steps to take for a safer workplace:
- Stop, step back and think
- Identify any hazard/s
- Assess the level of risk
- Control the hazard/s
- Proceed safely
We believe this method should be adopted widely across all sites as standard practice to ensure all risks on sites are minimised.
If you are working on site, or instructing employees on site during the silly season, please be cautious of all general risks and other risks that may be magnified by increase time pressures.
For further information on the ‘take 5 method’ or JV Recruitment’s best practice system, please contact Ben Cowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JV team wish you a safe, happy Christmas and a wonderful 2019.
Written by Naomi Lecke
JV Recruitment’s aim is to provide a people-oriented approach to recruitment in Construction, Logistics, Manufacturing, and Business Support for permanent, contract or labour hire staffing solutions.