What is a Permit to Work?
A permit to work is a formal system used to control high-risk activities. A permit to work may be required for work activities such as work at height, energized installation work and work with hazardous materials.
The permit system is used to ensure that adequate controls are in place to protect workers from the high-risk activity.
Completing a Permit to Work
When completing a permit an assessment should be undertaken by a manager, supervisor or other authorized person. All relevant information must be made available to the permit authorizer when completing a permit.
A permit must comply with the following before permitted work can commence:
- All details on the permit that are relevant to the task are completed.
- The associated documentation (drawings, JHA, SWMS, checklists, etc) are attached for review by the permit authorizer.
- 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 and conditions 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 to Work
- The permit holder needs to monitor the permitted work in accordance with the scope and 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 to work should result in the immediate cancelation of the current permit. A new permit to work should be issued for the work 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 need to be completed.
- Permit authorizers must ensure by inspection that all works associated with the permit to work management system have been completed correctly and that the work area has been reinstated to safe operations once the work outlined in the permit has been completed.
Contents of this Permit to Work
There are provisions in permit template for (but, not limited to) the following:
- Description of the work to be carried out.
- Specific hazards associated with the work.
- Types of work special instructions.
- Training and competencies required.
- Document/procedure number.
- Who is working under this permit.
- List all related sources of ignition.
- Transferring the permit.
- Cancelling the permit.
Why Choose to Buy this Permit to Work
This 2-page permit can assist you ensure that specific high-risk work is carried out safely and in accordance with risk assessments, safety management procedures and the permit to work system.
Note: This permit to work template is a very comprehensive document and lists many high risk work activities for assessment and the control of the specified work. These activities can easily be amended to suit your own workplace. It is best printed in A3 size.
After purchasing this template you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own permit to work.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the permit.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Permit to Work
- This permit is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
- The permit will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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