Building and construction-safe work method statement/job safety analysis
What is a job safety analysis (JSA) or a safe work method statement?
To make sure that everyone is aware of what is going on, JSA’s and safe work method statements are used in building and construction as a way to assess what hazards may come up on the job and deal with them safely.
When and why would you do a JSA or safe work method statement?
- if there was an incident in the past involving that job
- new jobs
- jobs that more dangerous than usual like working at heights, in holes, near electricity or moving equipment. These jobs are classified as high risk work.
There are three steps in developing them:
- Direct observation:
Your boss watches and discusses job steps, hazards and solutions with the worker doing the job.
- Group discussion:
A team of people who know a job well work out steps, hazards and solutions.
- Recall and check:
Your boss writes up a summary of the work and then checks with the workers to make sure it’s right.
Download a PDF sample of a safe work method statement.