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Permit to Work (PTW) and Maintaining a Safe Workplace
  • Permit to Work (PTW) and Maintaining a Safe Workplace

    This eLearning module answers when and why a PTW is needed in pharmaceutical set-ups. It also looks at and how PTW helps mitigate risks at the workplace., and typical procedures to be followed to raise a PTW.


    • Importance of permit to work system​

    • Defining non-routine tasks with examples​

    • Defining high and low risk activities with examples​

    • Role of PTW in risk mitigation​

    • Hierarchy of controls​

    • PTW system failure incident and learnings​

    • Typical permit to work form​​

    • Disintegration testing apparatus A and B​

    • Typical framework of a PTW system at any organization including timings, approvals and permit types​

    • Permit to work life cycle including request, approval, extension, cancellation and restoration​

    • Animation: PTW approval process​

    • Who is it for​

      This course is mandatory for all employees, vendors and contractors, executing non routine work at a pharmaceutical facility.​

    • Why it matters

      The root cause of many accidents at pharmaceutical facilities is non-compliance with permitted conditions. Having a PTW system in place ensures that there is a high level of control and appropriate and timely communication between all involved parties minimizing risks. Getting trained in the nuances around PTW is essential for a safe workplace.​

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