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[Audio] Permit to Work Systems Section 1 – General Information

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PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEM SECTION 1 - GENERAL

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[Audio] The petroleum industry handles large quantities of flammable and toxic materials, so the potential for serious accidents is clear. To prevent them it is vital that safe systems of work should be in place. When incidents do occur, human factors, such as failure to implement procedures properly, are often a root cause. These failures may in turn be attributable to a lack of training, instruction or understanding of either the purpose or practical application of a Permit to Work ( P.T.W) systems.

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INTRODUCTION

The petroleum industry handles large quantities of flammable and toxic materials, so the potential for serious accidents is clear. To prevent them it is vital that safe systems of work should be in place. When incidents do occur, human factors, such as failure to implement procedures properly, are often a root cause. These failures may in turn be attributable to a lack of training, instruction or understanding of either the purpose or practical application of a Permit to Work (P.T.W) systems.

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[Audio] A P.T.W is not simply permission to carry out a dangerous job. It is an essential part of a system which determines how that job can be carried out safely. The permit should not be regarded as a statement that all hazards and risks have been eliminated from the work area. The issue of a permit does not, by itself, make a job safe. That can be achieved only by those preparing for the work and those carrying it out. In addition to the P.T.W system other precautions such as curtailing production, suspending helicopter operations, etc may need to be taken. The P.T.W system should ensure that authorised and properly trained people have thought about foreseeable risks and that these are avoided by using suitable precautions. Those carrying out the job should think about and understand what they are doing and how their work may interface with that of others. They must also take the necessary precautions which they have been trained to take and for which they have been made responsible.

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A P.T.W is not simply permission to carry out a dangerous job. It is an essential part of a system which determines how that job can be carried out safely. The permit should not be regarded as a statement that all hazards and risks have been eliminated from the work area. The issue of a permit does not, by itself, make a job safe. That can be achieved only by those preparing for the work and those carrying it out. In addition to the P.T.W system other precautions such as curtailing production, suspending helicopter operations, etc may need to be taken. The P.T.W system should ensure that authorised and properly trained people have thought about foreseeable risks and that these are avoided by using suitable precautions. Those carrying out the job should think about and understand what they are doing and how their work may interface with that of others. They must also take the necessary precautions which they have been trained to take and for which they have been made responsible.

INTRODUCTION