Contractors Knowledge Base
The objective of this permit-to-work system is to ensure that there is management control over:
- the competence of those carrying out potentially hazardous work
- the safety precautions that are in place
- plant and equipment to be used
- the use of a safe system of work
To be successful, the system must be rigidly adhered to by all concerned. Those doing the work must be fully conversant with the contents of the permit-to-work and must also be competent to carry it out. In other words they must have received information and training and be experienced in the type of work being carried out.
Once completed, the contents of the permit must be made known to the persons carrying out the work and the person supervising the operation must retain a copy.