Permit To Work Courses


To provide an understanding of: what is Permit To Work, the benefits of Permit To Work, the key features of the system, and how to implement the system and monitor its effectiveness.

Who Should Attend

Any person who issues safe work permits in the workplace, and for anyone intending to set up a permit system.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the legislative requirements associated with a Permit to Work System
  • Identify responsibilities / roles associated with height / confined space entry / hot and cold work / excavation / lifting and cranage
  • Identify the hazards
  • Assess hazards to determine significance
  • Control significant hazards
  • Have emergency procedures in place
  • Able to fill out a permit
  • Understands that a permit authorises only specified work to be carried out


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standards Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
17588 Apply for, accept and carry out work according to a work permit (Receiver course) 4
17590 Issue worksite specific work permits (Issuer course) 6


2 Days (16 hours) combined (17588 and 17590). 

Attendance Capacity

Minimum of 8 trainees and a Maximum of 10 trainees per programme.


POA This is an on-site course option only. Cost will depend on the specific requirements for course delivery

Contact us to book an on-site course. or to find out more information about crane training options available.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.