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What is the importance of the Working at Heights (WAH) tab in the Permit to Work (PTW), in OHS Online?

A great question! The WAH tab of the PTW must be selected whenever any part of the work being done by the contractor requires work to be done at height. Working at heights is any type of work performed from a place where, if precautions are not put into place, a person could fall a distance and injure themselves or worse. This type of work is considered 'high risk' because falls from he View Full Answer

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What are the basic components of the Working at Heights (WAH) tab, in OHS Online?

Great stuff, now let's look at height work in a bit more depth! Cool! Okay, so let's get on with it! All work which is considered working at heights for the work being done, is managed in the WAH tab (section 8). This tab consists of four parts:1. Work Environment section - this section identifies the type of height work which must be done. 2. Risk Assessment Reference section - th View Full Answer

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How do I complete the Work Environment section of the Working at Heights (WAH) tab, in OHS Online?

Yeah, sure thing! Let's take a closer look at this section. The first thing which needs to be done is to examine the type of height work operation(s) which are involved in order to determine what potential hazards are associated with the height 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 ha View Full Answer

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

Yep, sure thing! Let's take a closer look at this section. Once the height work hazards, for the work being done, have been identified, the necessary safety precaution checks and controls to ensure the height work 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 Requ View Full Answer

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How do I complete the Contractor Confirmation section of the Working at Heights (WAH) tab, in OHS Online?

Ah yes! 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 height 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 that, in respec View Full Answer

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What are the layer effects of the Working at Heights (WAH) tab, in OHS Online?

Yep, this is a really important question! The WAH tab has both layer 1 and layer 2 effects in its workings. The layer 2 effects have been explained in detail in the Precautionary Measures question (refer to this section for more details), so we'll concentrate on the layer 1 effects:The layer 1 effects from this tab are connected to the Approve tab and are both passive and active. Height View Full Answer