Workplace activities involving significant residual hazards – hazards which are not possible to eliminate, reduce or subject to engineering controls (ref. the risk assessment process) – need to be controlled by other mitigating measures.
A safe system of work is a core element of the management system and comprises a permit to work system with supplementary procedures and instructions for standard operations involving residual hazards, e.g. hot-work, working on energized systems or working in potentially hazardous atmospheres.
The safe system of work should specifically be applied in preparations for non-standard operations which would require additional risk assessment and mitigating measures.
JDF CONSULT can help you to build or reorganize the safe system of work in order to effectively control workplace hazards without creating unnecessary administrative burdens to the work force.