Permit to work systems are excellent tools for controlling any non-routine procedures in any kind of workplace.  They can be used effectively to manage the safety of contractors and in house workers.  Like any health and safety management system they only work well when they are backed up by a culture of safety with full

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In this question and answer section, Mike Ellerby addresses some of the questions concerning employers about Permit to Work systems, authorised and responsible persons, etc.

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A robust Permit to Work System is an important safety management feature for many companies. While this can be clear and obvious with respect to engineering operations (such as in the chemical industry or oil industry) there are many other, less obvious instances, where a suitable Permit to Work System can be effective. Organisations, including

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Working within the consultancy over the past few months I have gained an insight into the world of Health and Safety as it is today, and with this knowledge I have decided to, admittedly briefly, research the origins of Health and Safety in this country and plot it’s development to modern times. From the Health

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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

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