Oilfield Training Center

Course Details

Safe system of work/Permit-to-work system





This course will enable employees assess the requirements of a particular job or task, and ensure that permit to work documentation is completed correctly and that employees undertaking hazardous activities are competent to do so safely.


On completion of the course, the delegates will:

  • Identify legal requirements of safe systems of work
  • Identify the legal requirements to control contractors
  • Understand the general principles and management requirements for implementing safe systems
  • Identify the general principles of permit to work systems
  • Apply principles to company examples and documentation

Course Competency Assessment


  • Health and safety awareness and legal duties
  • Assessing risks and the development of safe systems of work
  • Control of contractors
  • Permit to Work Systems – General principles
  • Isolation procedures
  • Customising permit to Work Systems
  • Permit to Work guidance documents

Course Format

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Discussion/Class exercises
  • Hand-outs
  • Practical exercise


Equipment Required


Designed For

This course is designed for:

  • 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