Start Work Checks can help implement Life-saving Rules

In 2018, following rigorous data analysis, IOGP introduced a revised and simplified set of nine Life-Saving Rules to provide workers in our industry with the actions they can take to protect themselves and their colleagues from fatalities.

Now, with the Start Work Checks (SWCs), IOGP introduces a human performance tool designed to enable organizations to more effectively implement the Rules in the workplace. The SWCs are recommended for companies who have launched, or are planning to launch, the Life-Saving Rules. The Checks enable frontline workers to confirm that the controls/safeguards designed to prevent fatalities and serious injuries are in place and functioning at the exact location a task is to be done, just prior to starting it.

They are designed to encourage workers to have empowering conversations about what performing a task safely really means, what they need to do, and if those things are present and functioning.

Supporting files available for download include a guidance document and PDFs of the individual checks, including a set in editable form. These will support companies through their deployment and implementation of the Start Work Checks (SWCs).

The implementation tools are available on the IOGP website.

This Report is available to download from the IOGP Publications library.

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