Dropped Object Fundamentals

S.T.A.R.T. Work Program

In today’s world, most companies exercise and promote Stop Work Authority, or the right workers have to stop work if they determine it is not being done safely. This is a very good practice, but it is reactionary and doesn’t prevent unsafe actions from occurring in the first place. An improved mindset is to promote when can work S.T.A.R.T.

Key-Bak Professional is pleased to announce a 5-part approach to work at height safety to prevent dropped object injuries and/or damage to property or equipment. The, S.T.A.R.T. Work Fundamentals are broken down into 5 segments: STOP, THINK, ATTACH, REPORT, TRACK.

STOP - Before commencing any work at height, be sure a comprehensive D.O.P. Plan is in place or the work should be stopped.

THINK - Think before you work. The worker is ultimately responsible for following all company safety policies and procedure.

ATTACH - Always attach tools to Tested and approved Tool Tethers and Tool Tether Anchors

REPORT - Continuously promote workers to report their observation and incidents to ensure continuous improvement of the safety system.

TRACK - Track meaningful safety indicators at the place where the work is being done to visually manage and improve the safety policy.

This program is intended to give guidance on when work can S.T.A.R.T., how to tether tools safely so others can START work, and how to continuously improve the safety management system so that work doesn’t need to STOP.

S.T.A.R.T. a Safer Workplace

Download our S.T.A.R.T. Work Fundamentals for Dropped Object Prevention and take the next step to making a safer workplace.

  • S.T.A.R.T. Work Fundamentals for Dropped Object Prevention
  • Drop Safety Equipment (DSE) Log Template
  • Tool Work Instruction (TWI) Template