Skip to main content
Guidance - archived

Model Safety Permit-to-Work System (SHTN 4 ARCHIVED)

Published on 01 July 2015

From: Health Facilities Scotland

(Archived) Scottish Hospital Technical Note 4: Model Safety Permit-to-Work System



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.

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email We will do our best to assist where possible and practicable. It would be helpful if you tell us what format you need and advise on any assistive technologies you are using.