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Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit

4 Hours

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This competency applies to students who are required to conduct work activities under the authority of an issued permit to work and within the context and requirements of that permit. This typically applies to all work done by maintenance staff and contractors, and also to any other non-process work performed on the plant.



Pre-entry Requirements:
This course requires the ability to read and correctly interpret complex process and instrumentation diagrams; speak clearly and unambiguously in English; and to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses.

This unit aims to ensure that students working under a permit to work understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the permit. The people to whom this unit applies may be called permit recipients' or permit holders' by some organisations. Some organisations call permits' clearances' This unit covers the basic competency of working under a permit.


  • Accessing and interpreting information relevant to specific tasks (eg labels, MSDSs hazchem signs)
  • Identifying changes to conditions which may lead to the permit being revoked before the job is completed
  • Description and/or explanation of hazards associated with tasks covered by the permit, types of tests required for the issue of work permits - the types of tests to include, atmospheric/oxygen/breathability, flammability/explosivity, toxicity/TWA, temperature, humidity
  • The impact of the regulatory framework and organisation procedures under which the permit operates upon the particular job(s) requiring the permit.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant WHS and environmental requirements, in particular those relating to various situations requiring work permits, with an ability to implement the requirements in a manner that is relevant to the job. Knowledge of the organisation's standard procedures and work instructions and relevant regulatory requirements along with the ability to implement them within appropriate time constraints and in a manner relevant to the job.
  • Types of permits

Unit of Competency

MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit

Assessment process will require students to complete a theory assessment and practical activities involving the completion of permits.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint or the issued learner resource including use of audio-visual material and practical activities involving selected Santos permits.

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