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Permit to Work

Permit to Work

8 May 2024

Crewe / Online

Permit to Work systems are the safety foundation of most non-routine activities on our sites. They are a way of controlling certain tasks usually associated with a hazard, such that the risks and hazards are controlled. Therefore, our permit systems need to be robust and our permit issuers competent for these activities to be undertaken safely.

This course covers the requirements for Permit to Work systems, as stipulated and recommended by
the HSE in high hazard environments, such as chemical plants, sites containing chemicals or other
Major Accident Hazards. The course includes a number of case studies to illustrate both why Permit to Work systems are required and how they can go wrong, so equipping candidates to spot and address issues and concerns with their own Permit to Work systems.

The course is designed with candidate interactions and group exercises to support the learning process, whether attending in person or dialling in virtually.
The course agenda includes:

What is the function of a permit to work
• What is a permit to work
• Why do we need permits to work
• What a permit to work does not do

What is covered in a Permit to Work – limits,
boundaries, conditions, methodologies

When is a Permit to Work required

• Typical hazards
• When and why a permit to work might not be

Essentials of Permit to Work systems

• Displaying
• Suspension
• Interactions with other jobs
• Handover
• Hand-back

  • Content of Permits to Work
  • Different types of Permit to Work
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Permit to Work systems
  • Knowledge and competencies required to issue and authorise a Permit to Work
  • What can cause a Permit to Work process to be degraded, fail or ignored

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