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Case Studies

Integrated Safe System Of Work

Woodside undertook a major project to develop an Integrated Safe System of Work (iSSoW) to standardise its permit to work processes, risk assessment and isolation management as part of its ongoing program to improve the safety of its workers.

Managing high risk during construction

AngloGold Ashanti needed an electronic Permit to Work (ePTW) system for the Tropicana Gold Mine construction project and was working to a tight deadline.

Streamlining shutdowns around the clock

More than 940 employees work in shifts to keep the Hail Creek Mine (HCM) operational 24/7. HCM required a solution which minimised risk by having consistent isolation lists but which also aligned with Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s internal isolation procedures used across the company’s other sites.

Integrated Safe System Of Work

Woodside undertook a major project to develop an Integrated Safe System of Work (iSSoW) to standardise its permit to work processes, risk assessment and isolation management as part of its ongoing program to improve the safety of its workers.

Managing high risk during construction

AngloGold Ashanti needed an electronic Permit to Work (ePTW) system for the Tropicana Gold Mine construction project and was working to a tight deadline.

Streamlining shutdowns around the clock

More than 940 employees work in shifts to keep the Hail Creek Mine (HCM) operational 24/7. HCM required a solution which minimised risk by having consistent isolation lists but which also aligned with Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s internal isolation procedures used across the company’s other sites.

delivering defence maintenance safely with sAgesurpass

Maintenance of Royal Australian Navy ANZAC Class warships is delivered safely and efficiently with the help of web-based permit to work software system SageSURPASS.

Articles

Peter Kingwill explores and debunks common myths associated with ePTW in his article “Electronic Permit to Work - 10 Myths Busted”. This collection of myths is based on his experiences and encounters as a Safe Work Systems Consultant and Director at Sage Technology.

How much in common does flying an aircraft have with managing a major plant Shutdown? Peter Wilson, a process-focused mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ experience looks at the similarities in his article “Managing a Plant Shutdown at 30000 feet

The latest edition of IOGP’s flagship annual safety report Safety performance indicators – 2014 data shows a 51% drop in the ‘fatal accident rate’ when compared to the previous reporting year. The number of fatalities decreased from 80 in 2013 to 45 in 2014. You can download the reports and user guide by visiting www.iogp.org/library

Permit to Work: The Integrated Safe System of Work”, lead author, Ally Oliver, published in the APPEA Journal 50th Anniversary Issue

White Papers

Understand the Return on Investment derived from the implementation of an electronic Permit to Work system - The Calculated Benefits of Electronic Permit To Work Systems

Electronic Permit To Work systems must do more than simply generate safety documents – The Safety Document Fallacy

Understanding the risks of delaying the implementation of an electronic Permit to Work system – When Paper Permit to Work (PTW) Protection Wears Thin
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