|Points to consider
||Most companies and projects require a pre-task plan or jobsite hazard assessment be completed each morning, before anyone goes to work.
Having one person fill out the form while the rest of the crew stands there is a waste of time!
The best crews have a conversation and one team member captures their comments on the form: the team reviews the plan for the day, and what might go wrong; the team walks the work area and points out hazards or spots where someone could get hurt.
As foremen, we send a message by how we review the form before signing it off. If we only focus on whether the form is filled out properly, we’re telling people that all we care about is the paperwork.
The best foremen talk to everyone on the crew, asking them to explain the plan for the day, and the hazards they have identified. The best foremen challenge their crew to fix the hazards – not just put them on the form!
Show people that you care about them going home safe more than the paperwork.