Permit to Work Training

Does your workplace require the use of work permits? Does your team work on sites that require work permits? Our Permit to Work Training can help you and your team learn all about work permits, and help them understand the process and where they may be used.

This page will explain what a work permit is, who a permit issuer or receiver is, and when a work permit may be required. It will also give you information about our Permit to Work face-to-face or online training, and how you can book onto a course.

What is a Work Permit?

In commercial workplaces, many businesses will have processes in place that require you to apply for a permit to carry out work. This can involve both day-to-day or high-risk work. The permit will include procedures specific to that organisation. The permit gives the person receiving or issuing a structure to follow. It will cover procedures, PPE, hazards, outcomes, and other important information relating to the work.

Who is the Permit Issuer?

The Permit Issuer is generally someone who has enough seniority to determine priorities of work and is fully familiar with the nature of the on-going work, and the work area. Usually they are the Area Construction Manager or any of their authorised substitutes.

Who is the Permit Receiver?

The Permit Receiver is a competent, trained and qualified person recommended by contractors or subcontractors to supervise duties and responsibilities. They must be familiar with the requirements of the work permit system.

When are Work Permits required?

Permits are commonly required for work such as:

  • Major & minor maintenance work
  • Hot Work
  • Cold Work
  • Work at height
  • Electrical work
  • Excavation work
  • Chemical/acid work
  • Confined space work
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Inspection
  • Alteration
  • Construction
  • Repairs
  • Testing


Our Training

Now that you know what a work permit is and how it is often used, it’s time to learn all about our Permit to Work Training! We offer this training Face-to-Face or Online in a competency-based learning style, it does not issue Unit Standards. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will receive a certificate stating they have carried out Permit Receiver/Issuer Training which can be used as proof of training and added to your records.

Face-to-Face Training

We run this course as a Private, Company-Specific Training or as a Public Course every few months.

Private, Company-Specific Training

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Our Private, Company-Specific course is great if you have a group of up to 12 people, and it can be held at our site or yours on a date chosen by you. We can tailor-make this course to suit your industry, and we can incorporate any of your own procedures. Prices for this start at $1,950.00 + GST depending on your location, for up to 12 people. Contact us if you would like to book this for your team.

Public Courses

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You can check to see if we have any upcoming Public Courses here. This is great if you have just one or a few people needing this training. This is a half-day course and runs at a set date and time at our training centre. The price for our Public Permit Receiver and Issuer Training is $215.00 + GST per person.

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Online Training

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We also have a Permit Receiver/Issuer Training online. Online training is a good supplement to practical experience and competency, and can be a way to gain knowledge and understanding before or after practical training. It is a great way to learn about the training and all the course content before or after discussions with our trainer(s). It can also be used as an effective safety and awareness training refresher and in large scale or rapid roll-out training situations. Online Training in some cases may not be suitable and it is up to the individual or management to decide when and where appropriate.

The cost for this is $99.00 + GST and it takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. Trainees can access the training on their own time whenever suits them. They will receive login details and instructions on how to access the course. It contains a mix of visual and written information in an interactive format, and there is a quiz to complete. Trainees must receive a 90% pass-rate to be able to download their certificate.

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Course Description

Our Permit to Work course is aimed at ensuring people working as permit receivers/issuers can understand and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attributes for all essential areas covered under the full “best practice” guidelines in the workplace.

This course details what the responsibilities of a permit receiver/issuer are, how to get a permit, and why one is needed. It explains what work-sites and environments a permit is needed for and which permits can be used where.

Course Structure

  • Inspection procedures
  • Monitoring
  • Auditing
  • Different types of permits
  • Work completion procedures
  • Preparing for, applying for, and accepting a work permit
  • Risk and hazard identification

If you have any questions about this course, get in touch and one of our friendly team can help you, or you can book onto our course online.

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