What Does Permit to Work Mean?
A permit to work or work permit is a formal, verbal or written authority to operate a planned work procedure. It is designed to provide protection for employees who are working in hazardous situations. It ensures that management systems are followed in a way that makes sure that the job is done safely. The permit to work process involves procedures to request, review, authorize, document and deconflict tasks. This ensures that two operations that may cause a potential hazard do not take place in close vicinity.