This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to work in accordance with an issued permit. It aims to ensure that people working under a permit to work understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the permit. The people to whom this unit applies may be called 'permit recipients' or 'permit holders' by some organisations. Some organisations call 'permits' 'clearances'.
This unit of competency applies to persons who are required to conduct work activities under the authority of an issued permit to work and within the context and requirements of that permit. This typically applies to all work done by maintenance staff and contractors and also to any other non-process work performed on the plant.
This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other team members, as appropriate.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency. Course outcome On successful completion learners will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.
Location Training is conducted at ECB Training Services, or if required, training can also be conducted on your site providing the following requirements are met:
Training room with tables, chairs & screen
Suitable clear operating area
Enclosed steel cap footwear, HV long sleeve shirt & long pants
On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge to:
Apply for permit • Identify the need for a work permit for the work to be carried out
Identify the type of work permit required
Collate information required for the issue of the permit
Apply for the permit following the organisation’s requirements
Identify the scope of the permit
Check that work to be done complies with the permit type
Check that the scope and location of work comply with the permit issued
Identify hazards and check that the hazard controls specified on the permit are consistent with the hazard analysis
Prepare for work permit
Maintain safe working conditions and environment by using available isolation procedures and safety equipment
Ensure that appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and worn, and emergency equipment is available, as required by the permit and relevant procedures
Work in accordance with an issued permit
Comply with requirements of the permit, including safety observer if required
Ensure compliance with scope, location and time frame specified in the permit
Formally seek and receive authorised extensions to the permit when required
Complete permit to work
Check the work conducted against the issued permit to ensure that all the nominated work requirements have been satisfied
Communicate status of the work conducted and the results of the permit to relevant personnel
Complete documentation as required and have permit signed off when job is completed
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Cancellations within 48 hours may incur a 20% cancellation fee, no refund is given for non-attendance or cancellation on the day of the training. Where ECB Training Services receives sufficient notice of cancellation (at least 48 hours), a refund is available.