Conduct hazard analysis and issue work permits skill set

This course combines two national units of competency - MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis and MSMPER300 Issue work permits.

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This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct hazard and risk analysis of their workplace and then issue appropriate work permits. This includes the entire process from understanding when a risk analysis should be completed through to assessing hazards, determining control methods and reassessment of risk. It also provides participants with skills to issue appropriate permits for the completion of high-risk work.

Having the ability to accurately and efficiently assess hazards is a critical skill for workers. Identifying a hazard and understanding the consequences of leaving it without mitigation creates an environment where protecting people can become second nature.

A workplace hazard could be anything from exposed electrical cables to asbestos and silica dust.

Work permits are required to be issued for certain high-risk activities after a risk analysis has been completed.

Permits are typically issued for work including hot works, excavation, confined space, electrical, lifting and more. There can also be many different reasons why a permit may be required before undertaking work.

Workers reviewing a work permit.

About this course

This course teaches participants how to identify and assess workplace hazards and complete the paperwork required to issue work permits.

Duration: One day (8 hours)

Student/trainer ratio: 15:1

Course objectives and content

  • Identify hazards

  • Assess, rank and control risks

  • Fill in required paperwork (including SWMS, JSA, JHA, etc)

  • Issue work permits

  • Monitor permits

  • Close permits

Document created to manage the hazards associated with a workplace following analysis.

Qualifications for successful participants

Statement of attainments in:

MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis

MSMPER300 Issue work permits