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Document ID (ISN)104217
CIS number 05-349
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2943-0
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSG 250
Health and Safety Executive
Title Guidance on permit-to-work systems - A guide for the petroleum, chemical and allied industries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. vi, 29p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
Abstract This document describes good practice in the use of permit-to-work systems, and as such may be useful to operators using permit-to-work systems as part of a demonstration that risks have been reduced to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). The guidance is applicable to the onshore and offshore petroleum industry, onshore chemical and allied industries and other industries where permit-to-work systems are used. Topics addressed: definition of a permit-to-work system; when permit-to-work systems are required; harmonizing roles within permit-to-work systems; responsibilities; training and competence; layout of a permit-to-work; work planning and risk assessment; monitoring, audit and review of permit-to-work systems. Appendices include relevant legal requirements and assessment and monitoring checklists. Replaces the previous edition (CIS 97-1210).
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; United Kingdom; permits-to-work; petroleum and natural gas industry; dangerous work
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; hazard evaluation; directive; information of personnel; check lists; responsibilities; safety training in industry
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry