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High risk operations - Work permit required

High risk operations - Work permit required

Jan 02, 2021

High risk operations - Work permit required

A safe work permit is usually required for the following situations, including the use of labels,

If safety equipment is removed, employees or contractors may be exposed to hazards for a short time

If an employee or contractor is required to expose any part of his body to moving parts or other dangerous parts of machinery or equipment.

If an employee or contractor is required to place any part of his body in a hazardous area where machinery or equipment is operated.

Where there are mandatory requirements for specific work permits.

Enter the restricted space

Work on heights, including the use of ladders and scaffolding

Hot work, such as welding and cutting metal

Mining operations

Open the pipe with dangerous material or pressure inside (with pressure hole)

To work on energy-bearing equipment, including electricity, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure, gravity or other mechanical forces, and heat (especially steam).

Work is carried out by at least one or more working groups unless there is no risk of cross-operation between different working groups.

When factory management based on the preliminary risk assessment of the tasks that need work permit, this may be because the assigned tasks not common or complex and any errors as possible lead to serious consequences, such as the new plant put into operation, general construction, the crane work, or handling of chemicals, safety equipment failure or alarm, etc.