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Possible Work Flow

Equipment Identification - Possible Work Flow

Person in Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the proper identification and marking of equipment is based on global standards and guidelines available or existing site practices.
  • Ensuring a common code is established across the site / organization for identification of common utilities.
  • Ensuring the identification program is subject to regular reviews and checks.
  • Assigning competent people to perform the marking and tagging activities and regular checks for visibility / accuracy.
  • Ensuring proper signage that explain the color code followed at the site.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned identification and tagging activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Enabling stoppage of work authority for any improperly marked equipment.
  • Ensuring verification of Equipment Identification is included in operator field rounds.
 

Area Operator

The Area Operator whose typical responsibilities include:

  • Verifying equipment is properly identified and tagged during field rounds.
  • Periodic auditing of PTW activities for identification of any improperly tagged equipment.
  • Stopping work immediately if any hazardous situation might occur due to improper identification.
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Scaffolding - Possible Work Flow

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring adequate resources (including available staff and contractors) are available to execute the daily workload safely.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or Job Safety Assessment (JSA) for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (may be delegated)
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.
 

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is gas free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • Visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • May also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • Responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Removing isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant
  • Ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.
 

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit?     This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point.
 
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Excavation - Possible Work Flow

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring adequate resources (including available staff and contractors) are available to execute the daily workload safely.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or Job Safety Assessment (JSA) for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (may be delegated).
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change.
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register.
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.
 

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is gas free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • Visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • May also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • Responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Removing isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant.
  • Ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.
 

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit?     This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point. 
 
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Equipment Filling and Mixing - Possible Work Flow

 

Person-in-Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the proper identification of chemical mixing related risks and controls.
  • Ensure the identified controls are maintained and communicated to work force.
  • Ensuring a program is put in place to identify mixing related risks when a new chemical is introduced.
  • Perform audit of facility by a competent authority.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the hazard identification activities which may lead to potential mixing, are executed in a timely manner.
  • Checking of controls in field before issuing any work permit related to jobs that may result in inadvertent mixing of chemicals.
  • Enabling stoppage of work if discrepancy / deviations found in the job conditions.
 

Area Operator

The Area Operator whose typical responsibilities include:

  • During regular field rounds, identify areas where controls for avoiding chemical mixing are compromised. 
  • Responsible for checking and ensuring controls are put in place before starting of a job.
  • Stop work immediately if any hazardous situation might occur.
 
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Field Review of Permits - Possible Work Flow

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the requirements of permitting policy/local procedure.
  • Ensuring that personnel are trained on requirements of this procedure.
  • Designating in writing the permit roles including planner are expected to carry out field inspections in their respective unit/department (by name or function).
  • Reviewing the results of the annual operating program review and ensuring corrective actions are implemented.
  • Approving any exceptions to the requirements identified in permitting policy/local procedure.
  • Undertaking reviews of the jobsite, using the company approved checklist considering the permit preparation and jobsite working conditions.
  • Undertaking verification that work crews are knowledgeable of the hazard controls specified on the work permit as well as any supporting documentation, and that they are implemented as planned.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Understanding the requirements of local procedure.
  • Conducting an initial field inspection of the area and throughout the High risk jobs as needed; and taking action to correct any problems observed in these inspections.
  • Identifying the precautions necessary for High risk jobs and ensuring that the precautions are in place before permitting Critical tasks.
  • Reviewing where there may be impact from other simultaneous operations (SIMOPS).
  • Ensuring that field conditions are safe before issuing a high risk permit.
 

Performing Authority (Operator, Contractor, Work Crew)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit?     This is typically the person whose responsibilities include

  • During regular field rounds, include a program for ensuring task execution is as per the required procedure and controls identified are intact.
  • Responsible for periodic surveillance of a permitting activity for identification of any additional hazard, abnormal situation.
  • Stop work
  • Understanding and complying with the requirements of local procedure.
  • Understanding the specific responsibilities for any roles that they are required to perform during High risk jobs.
  • Informing their personnel on the specific requirements of local procedure.
 

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Hot Tapping - Possible Work Flow

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process.
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented.
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring adequate resources (including available staff and contractors) are available to execute the daily workload safely.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or Job Safety Assessment (JSA) for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (may be delegated).
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change.
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register.
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.
 

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme.
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is gas free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • Visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • May also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • Responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Removing isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant.
  • Ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.
 

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit? This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point. 
 
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Temporary Instrumentation and Controls Bypass - Possible Work Flow

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring adequate resources (including available staff and contractors) are available to execute the daily workload safely.

Area Authority

Responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Design the isolation scheme (Shared with Isolating Authority?)
  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or Job Safety Assessment (JSA) for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (may be delegated)
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme (Shared with Area Authority?)
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is gas free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • Responsible for visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • May also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • Responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Removing isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant
  • Ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.

Performing Authority (Contractor)

The responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit.    This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately, the work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point.
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Energy Isolation - Possible Work Flow

 

Person In Charge

Responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring adequate resources (including available staff and contractors) are available to execute the daily workload safely.

Area Authority

Responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or Job Safety Assessment (JSA) for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (may be delegated)
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is gas free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • Visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • May also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • Periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Removing isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant
  • Ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit? This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Installing Lock-Out/Tag-Out devices as required by procedure
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point.
  • Removing their Lock-Out/Tag-Out devices when work is completed
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Line Opening - Possible Work Flow

 

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring adequate resources (including available staff and contractors) are available to execute the daily workload.

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Design the isolation scheme (shared with Isolating Authority?)
  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or Job Safety Assessment (JSA) for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (maybe delegated)
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme (shared with Area Authority?)
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is chemical free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • Visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • May also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • Responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Removing isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant
  • Ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit? This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point.
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Confined Space Entry - Possible Work Flow

Person In Charge

Is responsible for the Operation of the Plant. This is typically a Site Manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring the daily workload is capable of being safely executed by the available staff and contractor resources.
 

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or JSA for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Developing a confined space entry rescue plan
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (maybe delegated)
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.
 

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is chemical free and safe for confined space entry.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demonstrating energy free status.
  • An Area Operator may also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • As an Area Operator responsible for visiting the work site, identifying hazards and necessary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • As an Area Operator responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Reinstating isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant
  • As an Area Operator ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to properly isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.
 

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit? This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and controls in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they understand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific hazards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Explaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point.
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Person in Charge

Is responsible for the operation of the plant. This is typically a site manager whose responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the execution of the Permit to Work system.
  • Ensuring the system is subject to regular monitoring and auditing.
  • Ensuring competent people are fulfilling the specified roles of the process
  • Responsible for ensuring the process is properly documented
  • Ensuring any intended deviations from approved procedures are properly planned and approved by the appropriate Technical Authorities.
  • Ensuring the daily workload is capable of being safely executed by the available staff and contractor resources.

Area Authority

Is responsible for managing a Unit or section of the Plant. This is typically the Shift Supervisor whose responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the planned work activities are executed in a safe and timely manner.
  • Managing all permitted work in the area.
  • Ensuring an appropriate risk assessment or JSA for work is carried out and the appropriate control measures are specified and implemented.
  • Approval of isolation design and control of isolation implementation and reinstatement.
  • Ensuring worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the performance of this task (maybe delegated)
  • Ensuring adequate handovers are carried out at shift change
  • Maintaining the long-term isolation register
  • Managing all simultaneous operations in accordance with company policies.

Isolating Authority (Area Operator)

Is responsible for isolating specific sections of the plant in accordance with company standards. This is typically the Area Operator whose responsibilities include:

  • Designing the isolation scheme
  • Obtaining approval of the isolation scheme and permission to take equipment off line and to implement the isolation points.
  • Depressurizing, draining and purging the equipment to ensure it is gas free and safe for line breakage.
  • Implementing isolation points and appropriately labelling them and securing the isolation points using approved methods.
  • Reviewing the implemented isolation scheme with the Performing Authority and demon-strating energy free status.
  • An Area Operator may also act as Approved Gas Tester to carry out tests for flammable vapors, toxic gasses and Oxygen on all activities including line breakages, hot work and confined space work.
  • As an Area Operator responsible for visiting the work site, identifying hazards and neces-sary controls to be specified on the permit and ensuring all appropriate control measures are in place before work starts and that the worksite is safe for work activities specified in the work permit.
  • As an Area Operator responsible for periodic surveillance of the worksite and the ongoing work activities.
  • Reinstating isolations and returning equipment into service on the plant
  • As an Area Operator ensuring the worksite is safe, clean and tidy after the permit has been returned.
  • Note that for electrical isolations, properly certified Responsible Electrical Persons will be required to properly isolate, label and secure electrical equipment.

Performing Authority (Contractor)

Is the responsible person for the activity being carried out under the authority of the permit?     This is typically the person whose responsibilities include:

  • Initiating the permit, typically in response to a maintenance work order.
  • Visiting the worksite and identifying any hazards which need to be properly controlled during the work task.
  • Participating in any risk assessment activity associated with the work task preparations.
  • Signing for the permit when issued and ensuring that all requirements and instructions of the permit are followed.
  • Receiving briefing instructions for the Area Operator on Process Safety hazards and con-trols in place including any isolation controls.
  • Conducting a “Toolbox talk” with all assembled work party members. Ensuring they un-derstand the work instructions and the conditions of the Permit. Pointing out specific haz-ards and identifying how they will be managed for the duration of the work activity. Ex-plaining contingency plans in the event of an emergency. Ensuring all work party members sign onto the work permit.
  • Managing the conduct of the work in accordance with the work order and the permit. Making sure continuous or periodic gas checks are conducted as specified in the permit.
  • In the event of an emergency or a general alarm, ensuring the work ceases immediately. The work site is made safe and that the work party go immediately to their muster point.
  • Ensuring the worksite is maintained in a safe and tidy manner during the work activities and that when the work is complete, the site is cleared of all tools and properly cleaned before the work permit is signed off and returned to the control point.
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