What is a Permit to Work Procedure?
A permit to work procedure is a written document to ensure that all types of work required to have a permit, (e.g. hot work permit, working in a confined space permit, live electrical work permit) is completed before work commences.
The intent of a permit to work procedure is to define the minimum requirements to ensure that permits for designated high-risk works are completed and the work performed under safe, controlled and documented conditions.
How to Complete a Permit
When completing the permit process an assessment should be undertaken by a manager, supervisor or other authorised person. All relevant information must be made available to the permit authoriser when completing a permit to work.
A permit must comply with the following before the ‘permitted work’ can commence:
- All details on the permit that are relevant to the task are completed so that that work can be carried out safely.
- The associated documentation (drawings, JHA, SWMS, checklists, etc) are attached for review by the permit authoriser.
- The contents of a permit, specifically the permit conditions must be communicated by the permit holder to the work crew to enable consultation and feedback.
- The permit holder must always ensure that the work crew fully understands the work scope, including all the safety conditions required and then sign onto the permit to confirm this.
- Once the conditions of a permit are agreed to, the permit holder needs to sign the permit and shall become the responsible person for supervising the permitted work task.
Working Under a Permit
- The permit holder needs to monitor the permitted work in accordance with the scope of work and the agreed control measures with the understanding that should any conditions change or any unexpected hazards or risks be identified that work must be stopped and re-assessed.
- Any changes that affect the validity of a permit should result in the immediate cancellation of the current permit. A new permit should be issued for the work in this circumstance.
- If permit requirements require the transfer from one permit holder to another, all required signatures on the transferring the permit section need to be completed.
- Permit authorisers must ensure by inspection that all works associated with the permit to work system have been completed correctly and that the work area has been reinstated to safe.
Contents of this Permit to Work Procedure
- Terms and Definitions.
- Roles and Responsibilities.
- Job Preparation.
- Task Specific Permits.
- Completing a Permit to Work.
- Working under a Permit to Work.
- Transferring a Permit.
- Training and Competency.
- Related Procedures, Forms and Documents.
- Review Criteria.
- Record Management.
Why Choose to Buy this Permit to Work Procedure
- This 10-page permit to work procedure can assist you in ensuring that permits that are applicable for designated high-risk works are completed and the work is performed under safe, controlled and within the legal requirements.
- This permit to work procedure could also assist you with training personnel on the importance of completing permits correctly.
After purchasing this permit to work procedure you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customise the template to create your own permit to work procedure.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the procedure.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of the size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Permit to Work Procedure
- This procedure is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
- The procedure will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and complete use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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