Permit to Work Training

A permit to work system ensures that formal validation and authority is given when hazardous work is to be undertaken. It ensures that all components of a safe system of work are established before high risk work commences, thereby controlling and reducing risk to individuals and the organisation. The permit to work is also a means of communication and control between site managers, supervisors, contractors and those carrying out the hazardous work.

Our Permit to Work course is aimed at the following personnel:

  • Those responsible for implementing permit to work systems
  • New employees selected by the organisation for issuing and signing off permits to work
  • Existing personnel in the organisation who issue and sign off permits that require formal training

  • By the end of this health and safety training course, delegates will have a detailed awareness and understanding of the following:

  • The necessity for permits to work, including high risk activities such as working in confined spaces
  • The typical contents of a permit to work
  • The function and role of a permit to work within the overall risk control and risk management framework
  • The procedure for issuing a permit to work
  • The cessation and termination of a permit
  • The responsibilities of the issuer and receiver of the permit
  • Potential difficulties and solutions with the permit to work system

  • In addition, delegates will explore a number of case studies highlighting the importance of ensuring the permit to work systems are operating effectively, for example the Piper Alpha case study.

    This health and safety training course can be tailored to include details of your company-specific permit to work system. Our health and safety consultants will require details of your system and sample forms for inclusion prior to the course.

    Course Material

    Each delegate on the Permit to Work course will be issued with a course workbook to assist them both during and after the course. This workbook will contain information, technical knowledge, graphics and forms to assist those working with permit to work systems.

    Course Tutor

    Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in managing high risk activities through permit to work systems. All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    Course Duration

    The Permit to Work course will be delivered over one day.


    Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

    Scheduled Courses

    Unfortunately the Permit to Work course is not currently scheduled as an open course, as it is primarily run as a bespoke course which is tailored to a company's specific permit to work requirements. If you have a need for this course, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or contact us online as we may be able to schedule it for you, or run it in-house at your premises.

    In-house and Bespoke Courses

    This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.

    For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options available to you, or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.