The objective of the Job Safety (JS) methodology is to prevent accidents from happening and not to resolve the aftermath. The key to Job Safety is “ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED, BREAK THE CHAIN (of causes leading to injury).”
Safety is seen as an inherent part of each of the five needs and should be a critical factor in everything we do as a supervisor. In that sense, “safety” is not one more need of supervisors, but a vital element of each need.
The central model of the Job Safety program is the accident chain and, through several examples given in the manual and the demonstrations brought in by trainees, this model is used to “map out” the problems on the board for analysis and practice of the 4-Step Method.
The course is structured in five two-hour sessions in five consecutive days for 8 - 10 participants, all supervisors (team, cell, group leaders etc.). In the first session of each course, the trainer presents a real-world problem that everyone can easily relate to and shows the poor ways in which these problems are usually handled in the workplace.
The TWI “4-Step Method,” is introduced to show how supervisors can handle such problems more effectively to gain better results.
The first two sessions focus on learning the methods. The remaining course time is given to participant presentation of actual and current problems participants handle by applying the TWI 4-Step Method. Unlike any other training, the TWI “learn by doing” methodology requires participants to put what they learned in class immediately to use in the workplace.