Practical Introduction to Safe System of Work
An effective Safe System of Work (SSOW) is essential to meet many legal requirements typically in the Construction, Mining, Petrochemical, Power and Railway sectors. Similar requirements also apply to a wide range of other organisations that operate processes involving machinery, pressure, electricity, high and low temperatures etc. that pose an inherent danger to employees and others.
This 1-day course provides a clear understanding of what is needed to establish SSOW. It explains in a thoroughly practical way the steps required to make a SSOW appropriate for your organisation.
Who should attend
- Safety professionals who want to understand the underlying principles and practices of a SSOW in order to introduce such a system.
- Safety professionals whose organisations currently operate a SSOW and who want to identify ways in which its design and implementation can be improved.
- Others from non-safety disciplines who need a practical understanding of SSOW in order to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities satisfactorily.
- All participants will be able to provide explanation and guidance to their organisation on what is needed to introduce a SSOW or improve an existing SSOW.
- Sponsor organisations will have a core of employees with the understanding and motivation to actively support development of a SSOW.
- The legal requirements
- The need for a Safe System of Work
- Assessing risks
- Types of controls
- Developing systematic controls
- Operating a Permit to Work system
- Key roles and responsibilities
- Key competencies
- Planning introduction of SSOW
- Reviewing and improving a SSOW
This 1-day course comprises a series of interactive tutorials, discussions and short exercises. Each participant who completes this course will receive a course manual and certificate.
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