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We find that all three terms are widely used and in many respects relate to the same process. Choose the term you use in your organisation.
Control of Work System (CoW)
Permit to Work System (PTW)
Safe System of Work (SSoW)
Safe System of Work (SSoW) is a process that helps you manage work safely and efficiently. SSoW is a step up from a simple Permit to Work procedure as it integrates Task Risk Assessment and Isolation Management into a process. However, to achieve REAL safety improvements, a more comprehensive Control of Work process is recommended. When your SSoW system is seamlessly integrated into your everyday operations, it leads to better safety performance, greater efficiency in your operations, reduced downtime and increased wrench time.
WorkSafe® is designed by Control of Work experts, co-authors of Guidance on permit-to-work systems (HSG250) and The safe isolation of plant and equipment (HSG253). It supports organisations that operate in potentially hazardous work environments – from oil & gas exploration and production installations to refineries, chemical processing and power generation plants. The system is currently in use on more than 30 sites globally.
WorkSafe® Safe System of Work is highly flexible, allowing users to make changes to the system, individual processes and form layouts. WorkSafe® is web-based and integrates with your maintenance management systems, such as SAP or Maximo.
WorkSafe® is built for the REAL world and covers an end-to-end Control of Work process. It consists of 3 primary modules: Task Risk Assessment, Permit to Work and Energy Isolations. Conflict Manager and Graphical Planner are the supporting modules that provide additional information for the planning and risk assessment stages.
Want to know why WorkSafe® is different? Watch the WorkSafe® video.
WorkSafe® is an electronic, paper-based or hybrid Control of Work system which has been developed following a unique collaboration between subject matter experts and a dedicated software team, using the latest programming techniques for development.
WorkSafe® is relied upon by over 30 facilities worldwide and has been successfully used in the Middle East since 2006. WorkSafe Control of Work has evolved over time following direct feedback and input from our clients and from the wider industry.
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