A Safe System of Work (SSOW) is a formal procedure by which the hazards of a work activity are identified, assessed and the necessary precautionary measures for completing the work safely are documented. It also facilitates the granting of appropriate authorization for the job to be completed provided that all identified actions are agreed to be implemented and that the entire process is clearly communicated to all persons affected by the activity. It is facilitated through the implementation of a four pillar control process involving; Permit to Work (PTW), Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), Lock Out-Tag Out-Try (LOTOT) and Tool Box Talk (TBT). This two-day training will provide participants with the understanding of and relationship between each process. The documentation associated with the SSOW may be used in legal proceedings to prove due diligence

Topics to be covered include:

  • OSH Act Overview
  • Industry Application
  • Loss Control Issues
  • Why Accidents “Happen”
  • Cost of Accidents
  • Loss Prevention Objectives
  • Management System Overview/Benefits
  • Job Hazard Analysis Process
  • Permit to Work Process
  • Tool Box Talk Process
  • Lock Out-Tag Out-Try Process
  • Case Studies

Target Audience

Senior Managers
Operations Managers
Team Leaders
Safety Committee Team

About The Facilitator

Kenneth S. Osbourne Osbourne has 35 years of Safety and Loss Prevention experience ranging from offshore oil and gas operations, production, drilling, construction and installation of large diameter onshore and offshore pipeline, platform construction and installation, hydrocarbon processing facilities construction and shipyard construction and in association with majors like Amoco, British Gas, Repsol and British Petroleum. This diversity has come largely from working in senior positions on both client and contractor teams at locations including Africa, America, Asia, Middle East, England and Europe. The experience has forged the development of a unique set of technical and soft skills which include the suite of activities associated with the evaluation, development, implementation and continuous performance improvement of HSE Management Systems, nurturing client/contractor relationships and effective resource management.