Course Summary

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to issue work permits. It covers an understanding of the permit system and the limitations of each permit, and making decisions regarding the need for and correct use of each permit. This unit includes the issue of any and all permits. Permits are called ‘clearances’ by some organisations.

This competency applies to personnel who are required to issue appropriate permits to work to persons conducting a variety of activities in workplace environments in which hazards exist or specific procedures need to be followed and monitored to protect the safety of personnel and the integrity of plant or process.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Course Content
  • Identify need for work permit
  • Prepare work site for authorised work
  • Raise and issue work permits
  • Monitor work for compliance
  • Receive end of day report
  • Close work permit
Topics Include:
  • Understand work permit systems
  • Undertake an inspection of the work site
  • Identify OHS and environmental requirements
  • Conduct hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Ensure work site is prepared in accordance specified work permit conditions
  • Ensure appropriate testing carried out and results documented on permit
  • Complete and authorise permit
  • Undertake regular site inspections
  • Identify and, act on incidences of non-compliance and report promptly to relevant personnel
  • Report any issues which arise with regard to work under the permit in accordance with procedures
  • Revalidate/arrange for revalidation of permit as required
  • Check that work undertaken satisfies permit conditions
  • Ensure that work site is ready for a safe return to working conditions
  • Sign off documentation and close permit in accordance with standard operating procedures
Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice/written questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • A4 Certificate
  • Wallet Card (upon request)
  • All training resources

4 hours


Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for MSMPER300 – Issue Work Permits


**There is no legislative requirement for refresher training for any units of competency from National Training Packages. It is suggested that refresher training for Enter and Work in Confined Spaces could be conducted every 3 years. This refresher training is at the discretion of the employer.


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*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 434 067 for a quote.

Training is conducted in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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