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What is the importance of the Hot Work tab in the Permit to Work (PTW), in OHS Online?

A good question! The Hot Work section of the PTW must be selected whenever any hot work is included in any of the work processes the contractor does. Hot work is any type of work performed where flames, sparks or heat are generated and includes cutting, grinding, welding and other similar heat generating processes. This type of work is considered 'high risk' because of the hi View Full Answer

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How do I complete the Work Environment section of the Hot Work tab, in OHS Online?

Sure thing! Let's take a closer look at this section then. The first thing which needs to be done is to examine the type of hot work operation(s) which are involved in order to determine what potential hazards are associated with the hot work being done.This work environment section does this and is very quick and easy to complete. It consists of a series of common height work hazards, View Full Answer

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How do I complete the Precautionary Safety Measures section of the Hot Work tab in the Permit to Work (PTW) system, in OHS Online?

Okay! Let's take a closer look at this section. Once the hot work hazards, for the work being done, have been identified, the necessary checks and controls to any hot work performed is safe, must be confirmed and checked.The Precautionary Safety Measures section is where these safety measures are determined and confirmed. The Permit Issuer and Permit Requester work through and confirm t View Full Answer

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How do I complete the Contractor Confirmation section of the Hot Work tab, in OHS Online?

Okay! The Contractor Confirmation section again. This is a very important section because it is where the Permit Requester (PR) confirms that all the required safety precautions, relating to standard or complex hot work, are in place and confirms this formally. It is also important because the Permit Issuer (PI) also confirms formally that he agrees with the actions taken by the PR and View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how would I complete the Hot Work tab if the work being done included both hot work and confined space entry work?

That's a very good question you've asked! The reason it's important is because both the Hot Work tab and the Confined tabs need to be selected in the PTW to identify and put controls into place for the specific hazards associated with them. However, both have a common factor which needs to be looked at and that is the vessel specific precautions.Since both tabs will be referring to the View Full Answer

Vessel Workings in Hot Work

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In OHS Online, why is the vessel specific precautions section important?

This is a great question and a really important one too! The vessel specific precautions section is important because it becomes an important factor when more complex work needs to be done and new hazards and safety precautions need to be reviewed to account for this.The vessel specific precautions apply to two tabs in the Permit to Work (PTW): 1/. Hot Work - where vessels, tanks o View Full Answer

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How does the vessel specific precautions section work in the Hot Work tab of the Permit to Work (PTW), in OHS Online?

Ahh yes, this is where the hot work becomes complex! The vessel specific precautions section must be used when any hot work is to be done on a vessel, tank or piping where there is a likelihood that the vessel, tank or piping contained a substance which could be reactive to the heat of the hot work process and cause either a fire to break out or an explosion to take place.The vessel spe View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I select an existing vessel in the vessel specific precautions section in the Hot Work tab?

So, you want to get into the vessel specific precautions section some more, great! When choosing an existing vessel, its' details will pull through into the vessel section, which means we don't have to add its' basic descriptive details. In order to select a vessel, the vessel specific precautions section must be visible first.Note, when we refer to a vessel, we can also mean a tank or View Full Answer

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How do I add a new vessel in the vessel specific precautions section in the Hot Work tab, in OHS Online?

Ahh, the vessel specific precautions section, great! When adding a new vessel, it will have no basic descriptive details so these will have to be added in the vessel section. In order to add a new vessel, tank or piping to it, the vessel specific precautions section must be visible first.Note, going forward, when we refer to a vessel, we can also mean a tank or piping; it just keeps thi View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete the Vessel Details section in the vessel specific precautions section in the Hot Work tab?

Ahh yes, the first part of the vessel section! Let's go! The vessel details section contains details about the vessel itself, which should be entered already. If they are not complete, these are simple and easy to add.The next part of the vessel details section identifies the contents which are or were present in the vessel, as well as, how these exist and what hazards they present in t View Full Answer

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How do I complete the Vessel Isolation Details section in the vessel specific precautions section in the Hot Work tab, in OHS Online?

Ahh yep, the second part of the vessel section! Great, let's go! The vessel isolation details section contains details about isolation of the vessel. In this section we can record who the responsible persons are for the vessel being isolated, we can record the isolation point(s) which need to be in place for the vessel to be isolated and made safe, we can confirm the safety precaution c View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how does the Measurement Details section work in the vessel specific precautions section in the Hot Work tab?

Ahh yes, the third and final part of the vessel section! We're almost done, so let's go! The measurement details section contains details about the measurements made of the contents of the vessel. These measurement details are important because they can show evidence that the contents of the vessel were determined to be safe before work began. This allows both the contractor and client View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete a temperature measurement type in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Ahh yes, recording temperature measurements! Great stuff, let's go! When the temperature measurement type is selected, readings are entered, which relate to the temperature of contents in the vessel. These readings are recorded in degrees Centigrade and should be at an approximate value of 25 degrees C, to ensure the work being done is safe.The actual temperature measurement type looks View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete a pressure measurement type in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Ahh yes, recording pressure measurements! Great, let's go! When the pressure measurement type is selected, readings are entered, which relate to the pressure of the contents in the vessel. These readings can be recorded in either Pascals (Pa) or kilo-Pascals (kPa) and should be at an approximate value of 101.325 kPa (the value of the normal pressure around us), to ensure the work being View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete an acidity measurement type in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Ahh yes, recording acidity measurements! Great, let's go! When the acidity measurement type is selected, readings are entered, which relate to the acidity (or basic) nature of the contents in the vessel. These readings are recorded in pH and should be at an approximate value of 7.2 pH, to ensure the work being done is safe. In this case, to prevent a person from being exposed to acidic View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete a radioactivity measurement type in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Ahh yes, recording radioactivity measurements! Great stuff, let's go! When the radioactivity measurement type is selected, readings are entered, which relate to the temperature of contents in the vessel. These readings should be at an approximate value, which ensures the work being done is safe. In this case, to prevent a person from being exposed to excessive radioactivity.The actual r View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete a concentration measurement type for a single component in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Ahh yes, recording concentration measurements! These can be a bit trickier because the contents being measured may be a single component (ethane gas) or they may be more than one component (a mixture of methane and air). When there is more than one component present in the contents, these can be potentially more dangerous and so each component may need to be measured to ensure that the View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I complete a concentration measurement type for a mixture of components in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Ahh yes, recording concentration measurements! These can be a bit trickier because the contents being measured may be a single component (ethane gas) or they may be more than one component (a mixture of methane and air). When there is more than one component present in the contents, these can be potentially more dangerous and so each component may need to be measured to ensure that the View Full Answer

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In OHS Online, how do I change a measurement type in the Measurement Details section in the vessel specific precautions section?

Okay, no problems! A measurement type can easily be changed from the Unit Type drop-down field in the measurement type. Simply click on the drop-down field and select the desired measurement type from the list. Once you click on the new option, the PTW will display a pop-up to confirm that your new selection. Click OK to continue the change: View Full Answer