Monitor and Control Work Permits Course in Nowra


Course Description

This competency covers the monitoring of the operational conditions in which a permit to work has been issued, and the required activities and functions associated with the production/process of chemical, hydrocarbons, oil, and other process manufactured products. This role may be carried out by the standby person or other appropriately qualified persons. 

While this competency carries with it high levels of responsibility the role is usually prescribed by the permit process and may be exercised by any competent operator.

Target Audience

This competency applies to personnel who are required to monitor a work situation in which the activity is conducted under the auspices of a permit to work. During this activity the individual will monitor the work situation for conformance to the permit and will immediately intervene if the parameters of the permit are exceeded or work proceeds outside the boundaries set by the permit. It includes:

  •  identifying and understanding the requirements of the permit
  •  monitoring any changes in the conditions of work under the permit
  •  ensuring work sequences are followed as permitted by the permit
  •  constantly inspecting the site for changed work or site circumstances
  •  reporting any non-conformance with permit conditions
  •  withdrawing or causing work to cease outside permit conditions
  •  confirming conformance with permit conditions and reporting conclusion of activities.

Course Duration

Full course: 6 hours face-to-face

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course

Award Issued

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.


The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

Required Skills and Knowledge

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit. Knowledge and understanding of permit requirements sufficient to distinguish between situations requiring permits and then implementing the appropriate corrective action where required.

Knowledge of the organisation 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.

Competence includes the ability to apply and/or explain:

  • an awareness of hazards associated with the permit
  • Australian Standard AS2865 – Safe working in a confined space and relevant legislation
  • identification of container and goods coding and HAZCHEM markings
  • production workflow sequences and requirements for working in confined spaces
  • focus of operation of work systems and equipment
  • application of relevant agreements, codes of practice and other legislative requirements
  • hazards of the materials and process and appropriate hazard control procedures
  • identification and correct use of equipment, processes and procedures
  • planning own work including predicting consequences and identifying improvements; as is relevant to the practical completion of the job.

Demonstration of competence in this unit should include knowledge of the following as appropriate to the process:

  • blank/blind lists and P&IDs
  • tagging procedures
  • isolation procedures
  • incident response procedures, including evacuation
  • gas types, toxicity and explosivity and limits of each
  • oxygen levels
  • area knowledge including plant and processes
  • permit types and limitations
  • product tolerances and specifications
  • static electricity and cathodic protection
  • environmental hazards
  • hot work protective measures
  • columns
  • vessels
  • fire fighting equipment
  • blinds/blanks
  • pumps
  • compressors
  • prime movers
  • valves

An understanding of alarm and communication systems is required.

The regulatory framework to include:

  • OHS
  • EPA
  • OHS authorities and NOHSC
  • licence and certification requirements
  • company policy and permit control systems.

Language , literacy and numeracy requirements 

This unit requires the ability to:

  • read and correctly interpret complex P&IDs
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues.

Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms and producing reports.

Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses. Contact ATL Safety with any questions about our Monitor and Control Work Permits Course.


The cost of the course is $225 per person and includes light refreshments, Learner Guide and Pen. Find out more about monitor and control work permits training by contacting our safety training experts.

Course Dates and Venues

Dates TBA – North Nowra

Monitor and control work permits