Strict adherence to safety management measures is necessary in order to be able to guarantee a safe and healthy working environment and protect our employees, installations, the surrounding area and the environment.
Work permits serve as a measure for controlling potential occupational risks associated with the various maintenance activities that are carried out.
A work permit is a document that is used to grant authorisation to the right people to carry out certain tasks under specific work and process conditions at specific times.
A work permit establishes these arrangements, conditions and control measures so that misunderstandings during the execution of the work can be prevented.
That is why we operate a work permit system within RWE GCC and our RWE Life Saving Rule 2 reads:
I always hold a valid work permit which means:
- I know in advance how we are going to carry out our work and risks and measures are established beforehand;
- I have made sure that a valid permit that has been discussed and understood is required;
- I understand the permit and I comply with it;
- Before I start work, I stop and make sure that the risks are under control and that it is safe to start work;
- I stop and reassess the situation if the workplace or circumstances change or are not as I had expected.