Quiz on Permit to Work System - Process of Work Permit System

Quiz on Permit to Work System
Quiz on Permit to Work System 

Quiz on Permit to Work System - Process of Work Permit System

Quiz on permit to work system: Quiz is a brilliant way to raise an awareness of the importance of permit to work system in workplace to carry out work safely in restricted area. Learn your strengths and weaknesses as a creative problem solver by taking this quiz on permit to work system.

Permit to work system

Permit to work system helps to control high-risk non-routine activities and some high-risk routine activities such as work in energized equipment, confined space, hot work, work at height, work on operational flammable or high pressure pipelines, maintenance work on machines in restricted areas, excavation in operational area where underground utilities are suspected, etc.

Definition of permit to work system

The Permit to work system is defined as a systematic and documented safe work system for performing high risk activities safely by identifying the hazards, potential risk and taking all necessary safety measures to manage the risk at acceptable level (ALARP) before, during and after specific high risk work to prevent the injuries and other damage to property and environment.
The permit to work system not only helps to control the work in restricted area by defining roles and responsibilities, but it also establishes clear communication between the issuer, the receiver and the executing workforce/ workers.

Process of work permit system

The Permit to work system is divided into four main sections
1. Permit issuer section
2. Permit receiver section
3. Taken into service or cancellation section
4. Permit extension section
The work permit format is prepared in triplicate with a unique identification number and each copy has a different colour for easy identification. One copy is owned by the issuer, a second copy is displayed in the work area, and a third copy is displayed in the common Permit board.

1. Permit Issuer section

This part is used to identify the details of the job, location, authorization period, hazards and associated controls or safety measures.
An authorized permit issuer completes this section. Hazard identification and risk assessment are necessary to manage risk by identifying effective controls.
The competent permit issuer must specify details of the work, including correct location, equipment tag number, list of workers authorized to perform specified work, date and time, period validity of the permit, applicable control measures, special conditions - if applicable, the related permit reference, emergency action, etc.
The permit issuer must sign the permit after confirming the implementation of all the safety measures identified and a copy must be kept with him.

2. Permit Receiver section

The competent permit receiver signs the permit after ensuring that all controls are in place and that the site is safe for work. He communicates the hazards and controls to all workers involved and is responsible for maintaining it throughout the job.

2.1. Restoration of service or clearance

This is the written confirmation that the planned work is safely completed in accordance with the agreed conditions and that the operation of the equipment or installation can resume. This section of the work permit is signed by the recipient of the permit and given to the permit issuer to close the permit.

3. Permit close out / Cancellation

In this section of the work permit, the competent issuer who issued the permit sings to accept the return of the workplace in the same state as before work. There is also an option for the permit to be cancelled due to non-compliance or any other circumstance to ensure that no further work can be done under its authority.

4. Permit extension

This section of the work permit allows the issuer and receiver to extend the period of the permit in the event of a delay or overrun. The issuer and receiver must sign this section.

Effectiveness of the work permit system

The work permit system is a system of procedural administrative control and its effectiveness depends on the competence of the issuer, receiver and the workforce involved. This system is most effective in preventing injuries and other dangerous occurrences in organizations with positive safety cultures.
To ensure the effectiveness of the work permit system
1. The permit must be issued only by an authorized person
2. The permit issuer must be competent to identify hazards, assess risks and decide on control measures.
3. The safety measures identified must be ensured before authorizing the permit.
4. Once the permit has been signed by the issuer and the receiver, it must not be altered or modified.
5. Before, during and after the defined work, all safety measures must be observed.
6. All the workforce involved must be trained and fully aware of the permit conditions.
7. A dedicated responsible supervisor must monitor the permit throughout the work.
8. Work should be stopped immediately in case of emergency or other abnormal conditions.
9. Documentation must be retained.
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