What is Pumproom Entry permit and its purpose ?

This permit is for entry into a PUMPROOM for the purpose of monitoring or inspection ONLY.

IT IS NOT A PERMIT TO WORK.  If work is to be carried out, then a separate Work Permit is necessary.

This document is abbreviated. It cannot and must not be used as a substitute for knowledge, of the relevant Company procedures, required for using this permit.

Before entering a PUMPROOM all appropriate checks listed on this permit must have been carried out and the permit duly authorised.


SECTION 1. To be completed and signed by the Officer in charge.


Location: _______________________  Date : _________________ 

 Time :___________________


Reason(s) for Entry:  ___________________________________________________________________

YESNORemarks – Mandatory if “NO
1Are the Pumproom ventilation fans running and working correctly?
2Have arrangements been made for continuous ventilation, including during work breaks?
3Is the fixed gas test equipment on and working accurately?
4Is the pump room rescue equipment available for immediate use?
5Does the person entering the pumproom have a hand held radio?
6Are ELSAs fully charged and operational
7Is access to work area in the pumproom well lit, with any hazardous areas highlighted or roped off?
8Have all personnel who are to enter the pumproom been briefed on the entry and evacuation procedure? 
9Has a responsible person been informed that the pumproom is being entered and have effective communications been established?



Maximum Permitted


Hydrocarbon (HC) < 1% LEL
Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)10 ppm
Benzene (C6H6)1 ppm
Carbon monoxide (CO)50 ppm
Sulphur dioxide (SO2)5 ppm
Other toxic gas
Oxygen (O2)20.8%

ENDORSEMENTS:  MAXIMUM time between gas readings = 4hrs

TimeHCO2H2SC6H6COSO2Other toxic gasSignature



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