Permit to Work

Permit to work (PTW) is a well accepted practice in many organisations when dealing with high risk tasks.

Being competent in PTW is the difference between having a system and having a system that actually works.

Trainees will gain an understanding of the PTW system, the roles of those involved in the PTW system, the requirements of the system, the benefits of a PTW system, how to implement and monitor the effectiveness of the PTW system. They will be competent in completing a permit  and undertaking work under the permit.


While not mandatory it is strongly recommended that all trainees have completed Unit Standard 17602 Hazard Identification or Unit Standard 30265 Risk Assessment.

  • MG 3108

Topics Covered:


  • Legislation
  • Understand work permit procedures
  • Identify when work permits are required
  • Issue a work permit


  • Complete a work permit
  • Accept a work permit
  • Undertake work under the permit
  • Carry out controls and actions at completion of the permit
  • Issue a work permit (permit issuer)
  • Audit work permits (permit issuer)


Group Size: Maximum of 12

Location: Either our training facility, your workplace or other suitable location

Duration: 8 hours per unit standard

Relevant NZQA Unit Standards Available (if required):

17588:     Apply for, accept and carry out work according to a work permit in the workplace

17590:     Issue worksite specific work permits


Course Provisions:

  • Venue and travel can be arranged
  • Morning tea provided on request

If training is onsite, a site examination can be carried out by FETS prior to your training course to ensure course content is tailored for your unique working environment.

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