This Scottish Hospital Technical Note 4 is intended for use in all healthcare premises, including those covered by the Registered Establishments (Scotland) Act 1987. Permits-to-work for General Purpose Estates and Facilities are an essential part of a safe system of working. They are documents which specify the work to be done and the precautions to be taken before work commences. Work can only start after safe procedures have been defined and all foreseeable hazards have been formally considered and, where possible, eliminated or minimised.
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