This course is designed for anyone who will be creating and issuing permits, as well as those who will supervise or carry out the work covered by a permit. It explains the duties of everyone responsible for the permit, from the point of issue to the work’s completion. Anyone who carries out high risk work, such as in confined spaces, working at height, asbestos work, hot work, railway maintenance, and more, should take this training.
Permits to Work are necessary for high risk activities and those that may compromise existing safety procedures. A permit to work system ensures that all components of a safe system of work are established before high risk work commences, thereby controlling and reducing risk to individuals and the organisation.
The permit to work is also a means of communication and control between site managers, supervisors, contractors and those carrying out the hazardous work.
This course will explain the purpose of permits to work and what type of high risk activities may require them. It looks at what sections a permit should contain, who has the responsibility for preparing them, and what the duties are of everyone who will need to carry out work covered by a permit.