This type of work can be harmful to your health and safety so you'll need to do more than a risk assessment for this type of work.
Following is a list of the type of work that needs to be linked to a safe work permit program (not exclusive):
• Working at heights
• Hot work (welding, grinding etc)
• Working over water
• Working in confined/enclosed spaces
Keep in mind that depending on the work your employees are doing and where they're doing it, it may be necessary to include the activities in the safe work permit program.
Here's a list of the type of work that needs to be linked to a safe work permit program (please
Make sure you have a safe work permit program and that there are safe work procedures available so your employees can do the following work safely:
Now that you know which type of work this applies to, let's look at your safety duties towards them...
Here are the general duties of employers regarding listed work:
1. Subject to such arrangements as may be prescribed, every employer whose employees undertake listed work or are liable to be exposed to the hazards emanating from listed work, shall, after consultation with the health and safety committee established for that workplace –
a. identify the hazards and evaluate the risks associated with such work constituting a hazard to the health of such employees, and the steps that need to be taken to comply with the provisions of this Act;
b. as far as is reasonably practicable, prevent the exposure of such employees to the hazards concerned or, where prevention is not reasonably practicable, minimize such exposure; and
c. having regard to the nature of the risks associated with such work and the level of exposure of such employees to the hazards, carry out an occupational hygiene programme and biological monitoring, and subject such employees to medical surveillance.
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2. Every employer contemplated in subsection (1) shall keep the health and safety representatives designated for their workplaces or sections of the workplaces, informed of the actions taken under subsection (1) in their respective workplaces or sections thereof and of the results of such actions: Provided that individual results of biological monitoring and medical surveillance relating to the work of the employee, shall only with the written consent of such employee be made available to any person other than an inspector, the employer or the employee concerned
Keep in mind that depending on the work you're doing and where you're doing it, it may be necessary to include the activities in the safe work permit program