Permit to Work is an essential part of an integrated management system which controls and manages critical maintenance processes. It requires a responsible person which can assess the work and check safety at each stage. This ensures the undertaking to sign the permit which will show that the employees involved understand the risks associated with the work and provides precautions necessary. The Permit to work is used alongside the risk assessment and isolation planning. This enables the reduction of unsafe activities as low as reasonably practicable in non-trivial work environments. The course highlights that safety is not something which can be eliminated and that activities in the workplace have their own unique requirements related to:
There are, however, a number of principles which help in reducing risks. These are described in various other associated training programmes which are made available on the Safety Wallet programme.
To provide the candidate with a thorough introduction into a Permit to work procedure which is satisfactory for most work activities. This requires a well-formulated and detailed “permit to work”. It is a more formal system which allows for employees to have the information pertaining to the work to be completed. It also affirms, accurately, what work is to be done and when, and which parts of the work are safe. The candidate will be familiarised with clear instructions and procedures which are often adequate for most work activities however, some require extra care. This course allows for employers to become aware of the regulations concerning more hazardous work activities and ensures a clear understanding of duties and obligations in law, and that this is applied by employers.
This course enables managers to assess the requirements associated with a particular job or task and to ensure that Permit to work documentation is completed correctly. It also ensures that employees undertaking hazardous activities are competent to do so. This course offers guidelines referring to management systems used to ensure that work is done safely and efficiently especially in hazardous industries. It provides the candidate with the ability to describe the requirements applicable to a detailed Permit to Work System implementation. This system is for work performed in accordance with pre-approved procedures with the purpose to prevent conflicting short-term activities and to prevent hazardous interference. This course allows for the candidate to ensure that the correct management of a Permit to Work System is being done and that permit authorization has traceability. This course also provides the items which must be included on a permit to work, including:
Upon completion of the course, the candidate will be capable of, and able to:
The content of this course is formulated around the prescriptive requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 and regulations. This course contains the following content:
The candidate attending the course will be assessed against the outcomes of each element through the completion of a subscribed knowledge assessment along with a practical assessment. These assessments will cover the essential embedded knowledge as stipulated in the course and will ensure that the candidate can apply the learning to a working situation.
To gain access to this training program, it is mandatory that the employer subscribe to the SafetyWallet membership subscription so that the learner can enrol to any of the Health and Safety e-Learning training programmes.
Attending candidates must obtain a pass mark of at least 75% or higher is necessary in each Modular Assessment. Should these conditions have been met, the candidate will receive an accredited Certificate of Completion.