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Experience in Using a PFW System – A Case Study

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ABSTRACT

A safety document management system, in a domain such as the power industry, is known as a Permit for Work (PFW) solution. It is based on the issues prevalent in an environment and on the methods available to eliminate potential safety issues. This paper considers how a PFW system should be implemented. It does so by identifying an appropriate case study from a domain not usually associated with PFW systems, and applying a suitable process, +PFW.

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D. Black, E. Hull and K. Jackson, "Experience in Using a PFW System – A Case Study," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2010, pp. 510-516. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.35058.

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