Monitor and Control Work Permits


Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor a work situation in which the activity is conducted under a permit to work. The individual will be required to monitor the work situation for conformance to the permit and immediately intervene if the parameters of the permit are not met or work proceeds outside the boundaries set by the permit.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Who is this course for?

This role is typically carried out by the plant operator for that area or other suitably qualified person.

The role of ‘hole watcher’ and ‘fire watcher’ are covered by MSMPER202 Observe permit work

This unit of competency carries a high level of responsibility and the level and area of responsibility of the role is typically prescribed by the permit process.

This unit of competency applies to the activities and functions associated with work carried out in a hazard controlled environment.

Not all sites/plants will have all permits. Some sites will call permits by other names, e.g. clearances.

How is the course delivered?

Face-to-face, classroom setting. 1 Day.

Are there any prerequisites?

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to enter the MSMPER201 Monitor and Control Work Permits. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

How will I be assessed?

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:

  • identify activities requiring a permit and type of permit required
  • monitor the conditions of work under the permit
  • identify changes in work and site circumstances that affect permit
  • communicate effectively with team/work group and other personnel to:
  • explain the requirements of the permit
  • explain and verify complex issues and requirements relevant to permit conditions
  • withdraw or cause work to cease outside permit conditions
  • explain and implement safety and incident response procedures
  • identify and report any non-conformance with permit conditions
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in the language of the worksite
  • complete workplace forms and reports
  • differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable conditions
  • identify hazards and apply relevant hazard controls.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:

  • organisation procedures, including:
  • work permit systems
  • safety, emergency and hazard control
  • incident response
  • plant isolation and preparation requirements
  • relevant organisation procedures
  • hazards that may arise in the job and plant, including:
  • their possible causes
  • potential consequences
  • appropriate risk controls
  • functions and components of a permit system
  • types of permits, what they cover, limitations and associated hazards.

This course requires you to demonstrate competency by completing both theory and practical assessments.

Course outcomes

This is a nationally accredited course, students who successfully complete this training will be awarded the statement of attainment for MSMPER201 Monitor and Control Work Permits


Course dates and enrolment

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Frequently asked questions

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