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What is a Permit to Work (PTW) in OHS Online?

Ah, a good question and a very important one too! A Permit to Work system is a formal written system which is used to control specific types of work which are hazardous in their nature.

The PTW document specifies the work to be done and the precautions to be taken while this work is conducted. It plays a crucial role in safe systems of work for many maintenance activities, allowing work to start only after safe procedures have been defined and providing a clear record that all foreseeable hazards have been considered.