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Overview | Issue Work Permit Training

Issue Work Permit Training is a vital program designed for individuals responsible for the safe conduct of work activities within controlled environments. This comprehensive training equips participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to issue work permits—a critical component of workplace safety and regulatory compliance.

Participants will gain a deep understanding of the permit system, including the types of permits required for various tasks, the limitations of each permit, and the procedures for their correct use. This Issue Work Permit Training is essential for ensuring that all work activities are carried out safely, in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.

Our training delves into the specifics of different permits, such as hot work permits, confined space entry permits, and electrical work permits, among others. The Issue Work Permit training covers the criteria for deciding when a permit is needed, how to accurately complete and issue permits, and the monitoring and closure of permit activities.

Emphasis is placed on the decision-making process regarding the necessity of permits for particular tasks and ensuring that those performing the work understand the constraints and conditions outlined by the permits. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, trainees will become proficient in the permit issuance process, enhancing workplace safety and compliance.

Upon completion of the Issue Work Permit Training, participants will be fully equipped to manage the work permit system within their organisation. They will have the confidence to make informed decisions about the need for permits, issue them correctly, and monitor compliance with the terms of the permit. This Issue Work Permit training is indispensable for safety officers, supervisors, and anyone involved in the management of work that requires permits.

By implementing the knowledge and skills acquired through this training, organisations can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and ensure compliance with health and safety legislation, creating a safer and more efficient working environment for everyone involved.

Customised Issue Work Permits Training for Diverse Industries

Our Issue Work Permit Training is specifically tailored to address the unique operational and safety challenges faced by a wide range of industries. Understanding that each sector has its specific requirements and risks, we’ve designed our training programs to ensure that your workforce is equipped with the knowledge and skills to issue work permits accurately and effectively. Here’s how our training is customised for key sectors:

  • Construction: Our Issue Work Permit training focuses on the critical safety protocols for high-risk activities like working at heights and operating heavy machinery, ensuring construction teams can manage permits that safeguard against site-specific hazards.

  • Oil and Gas: Tailored to the hazardous nature of oil and gas operations, our program covers the issuance of permits for drilling, maintenance, and handling flammable materials, emphasising safety in highly volatile environments.

  • Mining: We address the unique risks of underground and surface mining, including explosive materials and heavy equipment, providing comprehensive guidance on the permit process to mitigate occupational hazards.

  • Manufacturing: Our Issue Work Permit training is customised to the manufacturing context, focusing on safety around heavy machinery and chemical processes, ensuring permits are correctly issued for tasks requiring specific precautions.

  • Utilities: Designed for electricity, water, and gas sectors, our program highlights the importance of permits for confined space entry, working at heights, and handling hazardous substances, ensuring utility workers operate safely.

  • Chemical Processing: We cover the stringent safety standards required for handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals, ensuring your team is proficient in issuing permits that prevent accidents and ensure compliance.

  • Maritime and Shipping: Our Issue Work Permit training includes safety measures for maintenance, cargo handling, and operations in ports or on ships, focusing on permits for working with hazardous materials and in confined spaces.

  • Telecommunications: Tailored to the risks of installing and maintaining infrastructure, our training ensures permits are properly managed for tasks involving electrical hazards and working at heights.

  • Aerospace and Aviation: We focus on the safety protocols for maintenance and repair activities, ensuring permits are issued to maintain operational safety and security in these high-stakes environments.

  • Renewable Energy: Our program is designed for the renewable energy sector, covering the safe installation and maintenance of wind, solar, and hydro infrastructure, with a focus on electrical safety and working at heights.

By providing industry-specific Issue Work Permit Training, we ensure that your team not only understands the permit system but also applies this knowledge effectively to manage work safely across various operational scenarios. Our commitment to customisation enhances safety, compliance, and operational efficiency, preparing your workforce to handle permit issuance with confidence in any industry setting.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 7-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 4-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Issue Work Permit Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Hazard Analysis Fundamentals:

  • Definitions
  • Purpose Of Hazard Analysis
  • Identifying The Context And Scope
  • Forms Used For Conducting Hazard Analysis
  • Procedure For Conducting Hazard Analysis

Knowledge and Identification in Hazard Analysis:

  • Accessing Specialised Knowledge
  • Benefits Of Specialised Knowledge
  • Identifying Job Steps
  • Common Job Steps
  • Identifying Job Site Hazards
  • Common Types Of Hazards
  • Recording Hazard Identification And Analysis

Risk Assessment and Prioritization:

  • Estimating The Potential Severity (Consequence)
  • How Hazards May Cause Harm
  • Estimating The Potential Likelihood (Frequency)
  • Using A Risk Matrix
  • Prioritising Each Risk
  • Initial Risk Vs Residual Risk

Risk Control and Management:

  • Risk Control Procedures
  • Hierarchy Of Risk Control
  • As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
  • Specifying Risk Controls
  • Implementing Risk Controls
  • Monitoring The Effectiveness Of Risk Controls
  • Record Keeping Requirements

Work Control and Permit Systems:

  • Organisational Work Control System
  • Permit Control Systems
  • Types Of Work Permits
  • Permit Roles And Responsibilities
  • Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS)
  • Declared Emergencies

Work Permit Procedures:

  • Work Requiring A Permit
  • Work Not Requiring A Permit
  • Confirming The Need For A Work Permit
  • Inspecting The Job Site
  • Preparing The Job Site
  • Documenting Permit Conditions
  • Conduct Job Site Testing
  • Determining Permit Validity Period
  • Validate Permit
  • Pre-Task Inspection By Permit Authority
  • Complete And Authorise Permit
  • Brief Permit Holder On Permit Conditions
  • Permit Holder Signs Permit

Compliance and Inspection:

  • Conduct Regular Job Site Inspections
  • Frequency Of Job Site Inspections
  • Identifying Non-Compliance
  • Identifying Variation
  • Managing Non-Compliance And Variation
  • Withdrawing/Cancelling Permits
  • Permit Currency And Revalidating
  • Permit Display Requirements

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Reporting Issues Or Concerns
  • End Of Day Report
  • Job Status/Progress Report
  • Closing Out A Work Permit
  • Handing Over A Permit To Another Shift

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Perform Hazard Analysis – Practical
  • Issue Work Permit – Practical
  • Monitor Permitted Work – Practical
  • Close out Work Permit – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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