Working on energised plant

How to decide when a permit is needed to work on energised plant and machinery and equipment.

Last updated

Jun 2011

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PDF, 597.96 kB

Document Length

4 pages

What it contains

Working on plant that is energised, not isolated, or fully shut down increases the risk of workers being seriously injured or killed. This document outlines when workplaces should issue permits to work on energised plant. It explains:

  • how to assess when work is needed on energised plant
  • how to identify hazards and controls
  • how to decide when to allow work on energised plant
  • how to introduce identified controls
  • how to introduce safety measures
  • when to issue a permit to work on energised plant