Are Take-5's Effective?

Posted by Craig Thornton

In this video, we are going to hear 10 Mango partners thoughts on Take-5's. Are take 5's the best way to ensure your staff know of the environment, the hazards, the risks and what they're going to be exposed to? 

Our partners all have different experiences with this, and keep in mind that the UK Partner's have a different meaning of Take-5's, so we got a bunch of different responses. 

Watch the video below, and leave your own thoughts on Take-5's.



Partners featured in this video: 



Some key themes across the AUS/NZ responses:

  1. The concept of people taking 5 moments before they partake in a high-risk activity is a good practice, but it doesn't work having a pre-filled form with irrelevant areas to that worker 
  2. A lot of forms start off working well, but degrade over time due to becoming a tick and flick task
  3. Purpose of the forms can transform over time, which is where it can go wrong 
  4. It's important to have the input from supervisors

Themes from the UK Partners Responses: 

  1. It's part of your arsenal of how you get information across to people, but only one of MANY tools
  2. It's important that the company knows how to use these tools 
  3. Take-5 is simply a form of communication, the important thing is what is actually happening 
  4. If it becomes a KPI of "we must do this many take-5's" then it just becomes a numbers game, and is not effective. 

This is the fifth video in a series hosted by Mango featuring our global Partners. Check out the other panel questions via our blog

Tags: QHSE, ISO, Compliance, Compliance Management