Free Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Template
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Purpose of Document
Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) templates are used to outline the hazards associated with a task and safety controls to be used. Job hazard analysis may focus on safety only, or they may contain controls for environmental and quality hazards.
How to Use
Staff should be trained in the risk management process and be given access to Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) templates. Workers can then fill out the JHA form to outlined the task hazards and how these will be controlled. This document is a template only and it should be customised for your business.
When to Use
This Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Template can be used whenever a task poses significant hazards that require controls and a documented work procedure.
Who Should Use
This form can be completed by your workers, Safety Advisor, Project Manager or other Manager in your organisation.
There is no specific legal requirement to use Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs). However, it is best practice, especially for larger companies. It can help meet general legal duties, including:
- s(19)(3)c WHS Act – Duty to Provide Safe Systems of Work
- s(34) WHS Regulations – Duty to Identify Hazards
What is a JHA?
A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a systematic process that identifies and assesses potential hazards associated with specific job tasks or activities. The primary goal is to enhance workplace safety by recognizing and mitigating risks.
What should be listed in a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)?
The following should usually be listed in a JHA:
- Task hazards
- Risk assessments for identified hazards
- Safety controls
- Personnel responsibilities
- Licenses or training requirements
- Worker sign-off
Is a JHA a risk assessment?
A JHA should include risk assessment of the hazards identified. A risk assessment is usually done on each step or hazard throughout the JHA using a risk matrix.
Article Sources and Further Reading
- Hazards (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/safety-topic/hazards>
- Identify, assess and control hazards (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/safety-topic/managing-health-and-safety/identify-assess-and-control-hazards>