Pre-Job Brief and Job Safety Analysis
Proper Planning and the Pre-Job Brief
Proper planning is necessary for the safe and productive operation of our crews. Before any work begins, each job must be planned and documented with an Energy Group Pre-Job Brief to ensure the use of proper equipment, identify the hazards of the job, and define a plan to perform the work in a manner that eliminates those hazards.
The Crew or Job Foreman is responsible for surveying the job-site work location, identify all hazards that could jeopardize the safety of any employee and complete the Pre-Job Brief.
The Foreman must conduct Pre-Job Briefing review with all employees involved before they start each job. The job briefing shall include:
• Hazard identification at the job site
• Work Procedures review
• Special precautions defined
• Electrical hazards and M.A.D. review
• Traffic cone setup and confirmation
• Drop Zone setup and confirmation
• Personal protective equipment
• Tool and equipment inspection
• Job assignments
Pre-Job Brief planning must be completed using the Energy Group Pre-Job Briefing front and back form and must be completed as outlined in the job briefing training directions.
If the job cannot be performed safely, it SHALL NOT be attempted. Call the General Foreman if any hazard exists that prevents the job from being performed safely with the crew and equipment assigned to the job.
The Crew Foreman and all crew members shall hand write (print) their name and then sign the Pre-Job Brief completed form for the job prior to performing the work. The Foreman shall make sure that all employees understand the hazards identified, their specific job assignment and answer any questions they may have.
Job briefings need to be reviewed mid-shift and if conditions change the Pre-Job Brief must be updated with relevant notes or changes. All job briefings must be turned in on a weekly basis.
All General Foremen or their designee shall perform weekly Safety Meetings. The Safety Meetings shall include:
• A review of the previous week’s incidents, accidents and near misses
• A focused topic for the current week
A corporate Safety Committee shall convene monthly and review all incidents, accidents and near misses. The committee shall review all root cause analysis and make recommendations regarding corrective action. In addition, the committee will review policy and procedural documents and recommend updates and/or revisions as necessary.
The Safety Committee shall be comprised of:
• The COO
• The Vice President of Operational Risk Management
• The Director of Environmental Health and Safety
• One General Foreman
• One Hourly Associate
• One Human Resources representative.