What is Rushing?
According to Scot Forge, Rushing is when you exceed the pace at which you normally perform the task, whether it’s working, driving, walking or running or moving…
I am sure you can come up with dozen examples of shortcuts you’ve taken, or seen coworkers take, to get the job done more quickly. Sometimes nothing happens, sometimes there are near misses, until finally there is a real accident and you, or someone you work or live with, gets hurt. Yes, someone you live with; what we do at work carries over into what we do at home. Our children follow our example. If we take shortcuts, they will do the same thing, assuming it is all right because they saw us do it.
Stop and take a few minutes before you begin your task…
Make sure you have everything you need.
Make sure there is sufficient time to complete the task.
Complete a good quality FLRA that identifies all the hazards and precautions.
Ensure that you stay focused on the task at hand.
If you think you need help to complete your task, stop and ask for help, DO NOT continue with the task until you get help.
Time should never compromise safety!
Take the time you need to complete a job
Do a good quality FLRA/JHA
Focus on the task at hand
If you need help…ask!
Keep your mind and eyes on task and your limbs and body out of the way.
AVOID THE LINE OF FIRE!
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