j5 Shift Handover

Achieve Consistent, Safe and Fully-Informed Shift Handovers

Common Shift Handover Problems

Poor Shift Handover processes have caused catastrophic incidents, creating an important requirement for more efficient, consistent and detailed data at this crucial point of day-to-day operations. Unfortunately, there are still inadequate time consuming tools being used during the Shift Handover process, which increase organisational risk and inefficiencies, such as:


Word Processor Documents

Scattered Databases



Inconsistent Verbal Meetings

Phone Calls / Radio

Text / Instant Messages

Multiple MES Applications

10 Industrial Accidents Where Poor Shift Handover Was a Contributory Factor

Often a combination of the above tools is used at Shift Handover, adding even more confusion and black holes of data to the process.  The Swiss Cheese model of accident causation highlights that holes can easily appear in the defence layers between hazards and accidents.  Unfortunately, these information gaps – which can appear during a poor Shift Handover process – have resulted with disastrous consequences highlighted by these 10 Industrial Accidents Where Poor Shift Handover Was a Contributory Factor:

j5 Shift Handover Solution – Key Features and Benefits 

To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize j5 Shift Handover, which is used by many large multinational organisations to improve shift to shift communication and to reduce the risk of any potential hazardous incidents. The j5 solution also meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Shift Handover recommendations. j5 Shift Handover users have reported the following benefits:

The j5 Shift Handover Application Is Used Across Industries


Food and Beverage Production



Pulp and Paper