5 Reasons Why an Electronic Permit to Work Safety System is Great for Your Business

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The safety of employees and the workplace is crucial for any industrial business to succeed. In recent years, computer-based safety management systems have become increasingly popular, providing businesses with a comprehensive solution for managing safety programs. These systems use technology to streamline safety processes, reduce administrative tasks, and enhance risk management, resulting in a safer workplace and increased compliance. This article will list the five key business benefits of a computer-based permit-to-work system.

1. Streamlined Process

Electronic permit-to-work safety systems eliminate the need for manual paperwork and make the entire process more efficient. With all the data stored electronically, it is easier to manage, monitor and update the permits in real time. Permit audits are more streamlined. This saves time, reduces errors and enhances compliance.

2. Better Risk Management

An electronic permit-to-work safety system helps businesses identify, assess and mitigate risks more effectively. It ensures that the workers are properly trained and competent for the job, and that all the necessary safety measures are in place before the work begins. This helps to prevent accidents, injuries and other safety incidents, protecting the business and its employees.

3. Improved Communication

Electronic permit-to-work safety systems enhance communication between different stakeholders during non-routine work, such as supervisors, workers, maintenance crews and safety officers. The system provides a centralised platform for communication and real-time approvals. This reduces delays, misunderstandings and promotes collaboration to work safely.

4. Increased Accountability

An electronic permit-to-work safety system promotes accountability in the permit process. It enables businesses to track and audit every step of the permit process, including who initiated the permit, approved it, performed the work, and signed off on it. This helps to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken and that the permit process is completed as required.

5. Cost-Effective

Finally, an electronic permit-to-work safety system can be cost-effective for businesses. It eliminates the need for manual paperwork, reducing administrative costs and minimising the risk of errors. It also helps to prevent accidents and injuries, which can be costly for businesses in terms of compensation claims, insurance premiums, and lost productivity. Overall, an electronic permit-to-work safety system can help businesses to save money and improve their bottom line.


In summary, an electronic permit-to-work safety system is a smart investment for industrial businesses looking to improve safety, efficiency, and compliance. With its streamlined processes, better risk management, improved communication, increased accountability, and cost-effectiveness, businesses can enhance their safety culture and protect their bottom line.

If you are interested in the business benefits of IntelliPERMIT, why not contact our team? Our experienced consultants can help you quantify the benefits of a permit-to-work system in your specific environment.

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Adapt IT Manufacturing provides digital solutions that enhance safety performance and operational excellence to help industrial companies achieve more.

For more information on how to implement digital risk assessment solutions and permit to work, please get in touch with the team at Adapt IT Manufacturing.

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Martin Dagnall
Martin has over 30 years of experience supporting and delivering technology to the industry helping to ensure clients have been able to maximise their productivity. Completed a BA (Hons) Degree and numerous Sales and motivational courses continually honing my personal and communicational skills.

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