Challenges in Permit to Work
Efficient production under circumstances that are optimally safe for people, plant and environment requires continuous focus from all involved. The Permit to Work process plays a key role in creating these safe conditions. Although people experience inefficiency, unclarity about the process and responsibilities, they feel resistance when it comes to a new way of working. Transforming a longtime used permit to work process is not an easy job.
You are looking for ways to motivate people to take responsibility for the process again. They need to assess risks thoroughly and fill out permits correctly, completely and uniformly. All involved have to take all the necessary steps and avoid taking shortcuts at any step in the process.
If contractors could be involved in the process and if waiting times could be eliminated, this would reduce risks and costs.
How can the Permit to Work process help you to continuously improve in both safety and efficiency?