Permit to Work System

Training program

Training program

About the course

Permit-to-work (PTW) refers to management systems that ensure safe and efficient work. PTW systems are required to control maintenance activities in high-risk areas and prevent a major accidents. Permit to work is a systematic process designed to identify, communicate, mitigate and manage risk in hazardous areas, nonstandard situations, and potentially hazardous conditions, such as shutdowns, to prevent accidents. PTW system training program helps an organisation achieve obligations to fulfil legal requirements and Operational Control requirements of ISO 45001:2018.

Your benefits

Upon completion of the training program, participants will understand:

  • permit to work system
  • types of work permit
  • responsibilities of PTW
  • effective PTW management system

Course content / outline

  • Introduction to Permit to work system
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Guidelines for Permit to work system
  • Permit to work procedure
  • Permit closure process
  • Permit renewal process
  • High risk activities and permit system
  • Roles and responsibilities in PTW
  • Types of work permits
  • Barricading and signage requirements 
  • Distribution of work permit
  • Challenges in PTW
  • Q&A
  • Examination

Who should attend?

  • Facility Staff / Operators
  • Emergency response team members
  • Health and Safety committee members
  • Contractors
  • Self-employed workers
  • Supervisors / Managers
  • Management professional and Consultants
  • Anyone interested in confined space safety

Training Duration

1 Day


  • Understanding of English (if language requirement is not addressed)
  • Understanding / Knowledge of work permit system related to OHSMS.

Exam Details (Duration, Pattern)

  • Duration: 60 minutes  
  • Platform/Mode: Written or Online


Qualified participants will receive certificate on “Permit to Work System”; others will receive certificate of participation.

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