Permit to Work (PTW) is an integral part of managing work activities that have inherently higher risks or are unique situations that could lead to a higher level of risk than routine or daily work activities. Once owned mostly by EHS and sometimes maintenance, PTW is evolving into a more robust business management process called Control of Work (COW). While the need to protect the workers still exists, there is a need to ensure work efficiencies that improve interactions between operational divisions to drive an efficient and safe production process.
This evolution has forced COW to evolve from a paper-driven, manual process to one that embraces a fully digital control of work, incorporates “smart” personal protective equipment and connected gas detection and sampling solutions and smoothly integrates with other processes, such as asset management. This ebook examines:
- The difference between Control of Work and Permit to Work
- The business process behind Control of Work and who it impacts
- The pain points around Control of Work and Permit to Work and how technology is helping to solve those issues