Permits to work - In company
These systems will help to control potential risks in your work environment, reducing injuries and unnecessary costs, as well as helping you to comply with relevant health and safety regulations.
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A permit-to-work system is a formal written system used to control certain types of work that are potentially hazardous. A permit to work is a document that specifies the work to be done and the precautions to be taken. Permits-to-work form an essential part of safe systems of work for many maintenance activities. They allow work to start only after safe procedures have been defined and they provide a clear record that all foreseeable hazards have been considered. This course reviews the essential elements of a permit-to-work system.
Who this course is for
Health and safety managers and line managers responsible for higher risk activities, particularly where third party contractors are employed.
Benefits to your organisation
By employing a permit-to-work system, you will be introducing a fundamental safeguard for higher risk work activities. Equally, putting in place an effective system will ensure that existing controls cannot be overridden accidentally.
- The need for permits-to-work – high risk activities.
- The function of a permit-to-work.
- The contents of a permit-to-work.
- The procedure for using a permit-to-work.
- Unusual termination of the permit.
- The responsibilities of the issuer and receiver of the permit.
- Potential difficulties with the procedure.
Practical guidance on lifting and carrying in the workplace, covering the requirements of the UK’s Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992