Permits to Work

If the JHA determines that a task exposes personnel to significant hazards, a Permit to Work must be issued before personnel report to the job site. The objective of the permit to work system is to implement comprehensive risk control measures before the work begins. Each permit must include a written description of the risks to personnel and how they will be managed during the performance of the task. Although the process takes time, the effort is trivial compared to the ordeal of coping with the aftermath of accidents and injuries when this formal approach to controlling risk is ignored.

This short program is a component of The Program of Shipboard Safety. 9.20 min.