Health and Safety Q&A
A few questions you need to know the answers to relating to permit to work systems.
Q – What is a permit to work system?
A – Permit to Work is a formal system of controls, using documentation and supervision, that is intended to safeguard the health and safety of workers (and others) involved in particularly hazardous activities. The main purpose of a permit-to-work system is to ensure that proper and specific consideration is given to all the risks of a particular work activity and that all of the risks are assessed and controlled before work starts.
Many businesses have storage and warehouse facilities as an integral and important part of their operation. These may be very busy places at all times (such as in a logistics operation) or they may be quiet for many hours a day, but have periods of intense activity. Warehouses are dangerous places and people do get hurt in them in several ways. Many of the injuries suffered can be avoided by taking some simple steps; all derived from simple risk assessments.
What can be done to avoid accidents associated with warehouse operations?
Slips, trips and falls
- Ensuring good standards of housekeeping – keep walkways clean. Clear and unobstructed