INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS TOOL
Establishing and implementing a permitting system is just one of many confined spaces safety measures required by OHS laws or dictated by best practices. Permitting plays a critical role in preventing unauthorized and unsafe entry by acting as a checklist of the measures that must be properly implemented before entry and ensuring nothing is overlooked. Completed entry permits also play a critical role in compliance by documenting that all such required measures were taken.
Permit rules vary slightly by jurisdiction (click here to find out how to create a permit entry system in your own jurisdiction) the Model Entry Permit below is designed to comply with Ontario OHS laws, the most stringent in Canada with regard to the information that a permit must list. Accordingly, using the Ontario model should work in any and all jurisdictions; alternatively, the Ontario model is also the most simple to adapt.