Has the hole watch signed the permit?

Has the supervisor signed the permit?

Has the authorized permit issuer signed the permit?

Is the correct ventilation in place and running?

Does the permit reflect the work being done in the space?

Are the workers wearing appropriate PPE as per the permit?

If lock out is required are their personal locks in place?


Does the hole watch know what level the space is? (low/moderate)

Ask to see the hole watch log? Is it completed and accurate?

Does the hole watch know what work tasks the permit has been signed off for? (hot work, painting, cleaning, etc.)

Do the workers have the required training? (hole watch, entrant)


Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.