The “owning supervisor” is defined as the individual who supervises the personnel performing the operating functions in the various areas.
The owning supervisor is directly responsible for the area involved. for the safe conditions of work in that area. and for arranging the preparation of the equipment for hazard and entry permit work.
This responsibility applies even though the owning supervisor may utilize the services of qualified subordinate personnel to help expedite the issue of permits.
He is responsible for seeing that any special precautions that must be taken to make the job safe are listed on the permit. He is responsible for seeing that a detailed check of the preparations for the work has been made.