Process Safety Management - Online - Module 11 - Permit to Work

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Module 11 - Permit to Work is part of the full Process Safety Management eLearning package, which provides an integrated overview of the 20 elements in 15 modular presentations sessions which are each 45 minutes in length.

This module can be undertaken as an individual module or altogether as a package on the EI’s learning management system, with recorded presentations and exercises taught by a leading expert in process safety and a former deputy director of the UK Health & Safety Executive. Learning Objectives:

• Recognise that a PTW system goes far beyond just a Form
• Understand how PTW systems fail and lead to major accidents
• Understand the different roles and functions necessary within a PTW system

Key Points to cover:

• Purpose: To ensure high-risk maintenance activities are controlled to safeguard people and the integrity of plant and equipment.

• Learning Points:
o PTW system is a permissioning system
 Permission is conditional upon appropriate safeguards being in place before work starts
 People should not give themselves permission
 Risk assessment methods to be used with each type of work clearly set out
 Thinking beyond the ‘tick boxes’ on PTW forms
o Scope & types of permissions and permits clearly set out
o Roles & responsibilities clearly set out
o Instruction & training of permit issuers and users
o Permission is recorded in a documented permit(s)
 Method of isolations set out (pre-determined for key plant / processes)
 Walk through of precautions with workers before work starts – risk communication
 Validation of isolations & precautions before work starts
 Lock of Tag off system in use
 Instruction to stop work if anything unexpected occurs or dangerous situation exists
o Permit suspension if work can’t be completed in period set out
o Permit handover between shifts
o Live permits available in operations control room and maintenance department
o Suitable re-instatement and hand back arrangements
o Compliance with permit conditions routinely checked whilst work is underway

Tutor profile:

Ian Travers

Ian is a world expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries, Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian was the former Deputy Director (Chemical Regulation) UK Health and Safety Executive and has over twenty-five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He is an expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries. Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian has over twenty five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He led the joint HSE and industry response to the major fire and explosion at the Buncefield fuel depot in the UK and established the UK Process Safety Leadership Group.
He also chaired the international expert panel to publish the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines on Process Safety Governance which is now the global benchmark on Process Safety Leadership and is also a member of the Energy Institute process safety committee.

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