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Free Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Template

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Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)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 must be customised for your business. Other aspects that may need to be considered include, but are not limited to, ensuring that:

  • Relevant legal requirements have been met,
  • Workplace specific risks are identified and managed, and
  • Workers are consulted with during the customisation / review process.

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.

Legal Considerations

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

  1. Hazards (Safe Work Australia) <>
  2. Identify, assess and control hazards (Safe Work Australia) <>
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