What is Permit to Work in Industrial Operations?

In industrial operations, a permit to work (PTW) system is a safety management process used to control and manage potentially hazardous work activities. This system is designed to ensure that certain tasks or operations are conducted safely and efficiently while minimizing the risk of accidents, injuries, and incidents in the workplace. Hazardous work situations that usually require a permit to work system are:

  • Electrical Work
  • Hot Work (welding, cutting, etc.)
  • Cold Work (chemical cleanups, scaffolding)
  • Repair and Maintenance Activities
  • Confined Space Entry and Work
  • Work at Height

Learn more about permit to work and how a proper PTW system keeps frontline workers safe by exploring the following topics: