About this Work Permit Systems Toolbox Talk
This toolbox talk on permits to work can assist you to educate personnel on how to identify the minimum safety requirements on a designated high risk work activity that requires a permit.
Work permits prevent workers from working on a designated activity until the risks have been assessed and the safety precautions and control measures have been implemented. This is to ensure that workers start the work in controlled and safe conditions. A permit to work may be required for any of the following work activities:
Note: Certain situations may require more than one permit to be issued. For example, working in a hazardous area may also require a confined space entry permit.
How to Complete a Permit to Work
A hazard identification assessment must be undertaken by an authorised person on whether a work permit is required for the work activities. All relevant information must be made available to the permit authoriser by the person completing the permit.
A permit to work must comply with the following before permitted work can commence:
- All details on the permit to work system that are relevant to the task are completed.
- The associated documentation (drawings, checklists, etc) are attached for review by the permit authoriser.
- The contents of a permit, specifically the permit conditions and potential hazards, must be communicated by the permit holder to the workgroup to enable consultation and feedback.
- The permit holder must ensure that the workgroup fully understands the scope of work and conditions and sign onto the permit to confirm this understanding.
- No person should simultaneously hold the positions of permit holder and permit authoriser.
- Once the conditions of a permit are agreed to, the permit holder can sign the permit and shall become the responsible person for supervising the task.
Working Under a Permit to Work
- The permit holder must monitor the health and safety works in accordance with the scope and agreed on control measures with the understanding that should any conditions change or any unexpected hazards or risks be identified that work must stop and be re-assessed.
- Any changes that affect the validity of a permit will result in the immediate cancelation of the permit. A new permit to work must then be issued for the works in this circumstance.
- If a permit to work requires transfer from one permit holder to another, all required signatures on the transferring the permit section must be completed.
- Permit authorisers must ensure by inspection that all works associated with the permit to work have been completed correctly and that the work area has been re-instated to safe operations once the work outlined in the permit has been completed.
Note: All permits should be invalidated in the event of an emergency and all works should stop immediately. All permits should be re-checked and revalidated once an emergency is over and before work recommences.
Why Download this Work Permit Systems Toolbox Talk?
This 2-page toolbox talk on work permits can assist you educate personnel on how to identify the minimum safety requirements on a designated high-risk work activity that requires a permit.
With this work permit systems toolbox talk you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own work permit systems toolbox talk.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the work permit systems toolbox talk.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Work Permit Systems Toolbox Talk
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