TAKE 5 Program

Our flagship risk assessment safety program, TAKE 5, ensures that all of our employees, from port agent to top management are able to identify potential hazards when performing the associated work activities and establish preventive action controls before starting any job.

Everyone agrees that safety in the workplace is important. And yet everyday shortcuts in safety are taken to get jobs done faster, or safety is compromised due to work activities being so ingrained in our day-to-day job that we forget or dismiss the need to check for potential safety hazards.

Wilhelmsen Ships Agency is changing this by introducing the TAKE5 Program, which will increase safety awareness in just five steps. The TAKE5 program is an informal pre-task risk assessment which reminds us of the simple things that our brain tends to forget. The Program is used to prompt us to stop and take a moment to assess the situation and our immediate work environment.

In its most basic form, the TAKE5 Program forces us to ask "Am I safe to work?"

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