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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

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.

Who is it for

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

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