Permit to Work Training
Permits to Work are necessary for high risk activities and those that may compromise existing safety procedures. Therefore, if you work in an industry that often carries out high risk work, it’s crucial that you know what a permit should cover.
This course will explain the purpose of permits to work and what type of high risk activities may require them. It looks at what sections a permit should contain, who has the responsibility for preparing them, and what the duties are of everyone who will need to carry out work covered by a permit. On completion of the course, learners will understand how to prepare a permit, or follow it if their workplace receives one, so they can ensure everyone carries out high risk work safely.
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Permit to Work Course?
Our Permit to Work Course is designed for anyone who will be creating and issuing permits, as well as those who will supervise or carry out the work covered by a permit. It explains the duties of everyone responsible for the permit, from the point of issue to the work’s completion. Anyone who carries out high risk work, such as in confined spaces, working at height, asbestos work, hot work, railway maintenance, and more, should take this training.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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The course is divided into three accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
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- Introduction to Permits to Work – what is a permit to work, what type of work may require a permit, when is a permit to work required, who is responsible for permits, why permits to work are important, and health and safety law.
- Creating a Permit to Work– details of the work, hazards and risks, precautions and procedures, training and competence, personal protective equipment, other sections, and design of permits.
- Permits to Work in Practice – issuing permits to work, training and competence, displaying permits, and potential difficulties.
Aims of the Course
By the end of this course, learners will understand:
- What types of work may require a permit to work and why.
- Who is responsible for preparing and issuing permits.
- What duties supervisors and workers have under permits.
- What information a permit to work should contain.
- What personnel must do before permits are issued and when they are in place.
- The importance of displaying permits and making sure everyone is familiar with them.
- What people should do if a permit is in place and they face difficulties during work.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions
with a pass mark of 80%.
The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have
passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you
need with no extra charge.