COURSE NAME:SWP (Safe Work Permit) Standard Overview


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Certain safeguards that normally protect the worker may have to be removed when repair or maintenance work is performed. When this occurs, the hazards involved need to be identified and a safe work system developed to eliminate or control these hazards

A safe work permit is document that identifies the work to be done, the hazard(s) involved, and the precautions to be taken. It ensures that all hazards and precautions have been considered before work begins. Safe work permits should always be used when work is performed by an outside agency or employer.


At the end of this session you will:

  • be familiar with jobs requiring safe work permits.
  • be generally familiar with the Safe Work Permit system.
  • pass a quiz with a score of 100%.


A safe work permit is a written record that identifies:

  • (1) the date, time of issue, and time of expiry of the permit;
  • (2) the location of the work —it must be as specific as possible;
  • (3) the department or company doing the work;
  • (4) a description of the work to be done;
  • (5) any toxic, corrosive, flammable, or other dangerous materials in the immediate work area;
  • (6) whether the work area has been inspected and found free of the above materials;
  • (7) the need for fire protection;
  • (8) the need for isolation — electrical and mechanical hazards locked out and tagged,
  • piping blanked off, tagged, disconnected, drained, or vented;
  • (9) the need for ventilation — air, steam, inert gas purge;
  • (10)the need for testing prior to or during the work for: harmful substances;  combustible gases; SH013 — General Safety 5
  • oxygen deficiency; other hazards e.g. radiation;any specific health hazard — is Material Safety
  • Data Sheet information required?;
  • (11)the need for specific personal protective equipment to protect the worker from the hazard;
  • (12)the need for specific personal protective equipment to protect the worker from the hazard;
  • (13)the need for emergency procedures and competent rescue personnel;
  • (14) a special instructions and comments section — special procedures, special precautions;
  • (15) a general instruction-to-receiver section;
  • (16)the name and job title of the person who issued the permit and when;
  • (17)the name and job title of the person who received the permit and when;
  • (18)that the work has been completed and the permit signed by the person returning it; and
  • (19) the name of the person signing off the permit and whether or not the work has been completed.
  • This course is invaluable for health and safety professionals who wish to develop their Safety management system. It is particularly useful for the Supervisor of the plant who regularly assesses the health and safety performance of their plants particularly. Or anyone who want to improve their knowledge about this course.
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