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Permit to Work

The Permit to Work course gives learners an appreciation of the importance of their Permit to Work System and the role they play in avoiding accidents.

They will gain an understanding of their own role in the application of Permit to Work systems in the workplace.

This course is suitable for those who will be, or already are, working within a Permit to Work System and are currently able to complete suitable and sufficient risk assessments. Learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of hazard, risk and control measures.

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1 Day

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to provide systems of work that are “safe and without risks to health”. Making sure your employees can implement permit to work systems will ensure you are fulfilling your legal duties as an employer.
  • 693,000 injuries occurred at work during 2019.. Training your staff to correctly use a permit to work system will help reduce the likelihood of accidents and incidents by defining the hazards and control measures of high risk tasks.
  • Encouraging good health and safety practices helps promote a positive safety culture throughout organisations, creating a safe working environment and protecting people, property and reputation.

Training your staff to correctly use a permit to work system will help reduce the likelihood of accidents and incidents.

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  • Module 1

    Legal Overview and when permits are required

  • Module 2

    Permit to Work and contractors

  • Module 3

    Features of a permit to work system

  • Module 4

    Permits to work for specific activities

  • Module 5

    Roles and responsibilities

  • Module 6

    Operation of a permit to work system and isolation


  • Open discussion assessment

Course Length

  • 1 Day

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

No formal entry requirements
Module 1
Legal Overview and when permits are required How a  permit to work to achieves its aims and fulfil its purpose, ensuring it covers all the legal requirements.
Module 2
Permit to Work and contractors Covering the formal written safety control system that is implemented to help prevent accident or injury to personnel and contractors, prevent damage to plant/machinery and to prevent damage to a product or to a client site.
Module 3
Features of a permit to work system A look at the key elements of the permit to work system, including how to determine hazardous areas,  types of work considered hazardous, identify the scope of work and associated risks, designate a person to authorize hazardous work etc.
Module 4
Permits to work for specific activities Specific the precautions that need to be taken to control the risks. Examples include working in confined spaces, lone working, maintenance of machinery and equipment (eg lifts) and hot work.
Module 5
Roles and responsibilities How to assess the work and check safety at each stage. Demonstrating an understanding of the risks and precautions necessary.
Module 6
Operation of a permit to work system and isolation The technical measure document of the permit to work system that is required to control work such as maintenance activities.

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Learning Methods Explained

Once you complete the course, or completed a module, your tutor will facilitate practical exercises and an open discussion to test and consolidate your learning. This is the same arrangement if you are sitting the course virtually or at your place of work in a physical classroom environment.

A hard-copy certificate may be issued at the end of the course and can take between can take between 2-4 weeks to arrive. Alternatively a digital copy of the certificate may be issued, depending on your business requirements. 
This course is perfect for workers who will need to utilise a permit to work system in their role. Learners should already have basic knowledge of risks, hazards and control measures.
The Permit to Work course offers numerous benefits such as practical approaches to developing permit to work systems that can be implemented straight away. Additionally, 561,000 injuries occurred at work in 2023. Training your staff to use a permit to work system correctly will help reduce accidents by defining the hazards and control measures of high-risk tasks.
A Permit to Work system refers to a management system that authorises certain people to work on specific projects, in a specified time frame. It includes the work to be done, a risk assessment, as well as control measures for the identified hazards. It is typically used in hazardous industries such as construction and manufacturing.

Discover more information in our blog "What is a Permit-To-Work? And How to Write One?"
Yes, Permit to Work systems can be considered a legal requirement. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 mandates that employers provide systems of work that are "safe and without risks to health." ensuring your employees can implement permit to work systems helps you fulfil your legal duties as an employer.
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