Permit to Work Receiver – Refresher

This course provide students with an update on current best practice for permit receiver and an opportunity to demonstrate continued competency in completion of permits.


A Permit to Work Receiver Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of the assessment and the simulated practical assessment including two completed permits signed off by the assessor on the day of training.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • What is a permit system?
  • Legislative workplace requirements.
  • General permit requirements.
  • Types of work requiring permits.
  • Permit types.
  • Authorisation/endorsement, cancellations.
  • Permit changes.
  • Associated documentation.
  • Isolations and requirements.
  • Completion of two (2) permits for practical assessment.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate current knowledge of a permit system.
  • Carry out two permits in compliance with organisational requirements.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites

Current NZQA US 17588 or a documented equivalent that is deemed acceptable by Wood Training.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The practical involves completion of two permits signed off by the assessor on the training day.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every three years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

Half a Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$215 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Jack Hywood

Jack Hywood

Jack Hywood

Coming off the tools from the Fluid Transfer Industry where he headed the engineering department, Jack has worked across Australia and New Zealand honing his skills and knowledge. With a change in career, his passion for health and safety has become his focus, and he consults all over the country, particularly around Hazardous Substance compliance, permit to work systems, and safe work practices. Jack holds both a New Zealand Diploma and NEBOSH International qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety as well as Adult Education and Training.

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Stephen Ritson

Steve’s background includes serving with the Royal Marines Commando, a teacher of Art and Design, Fire Fighter (NZFS), Ship Security Officer maintaining security. His personal passion lies with mountaineering and climbing, bringing valuable rope skills and rescue to the Industrial rope access industry. Steve has a strong understanding of teams working under high pressure in high hazard and high stress environments. He holds a postgraduate Certificate in Education as well as qualifications in Training, Assessment, Rope Access and Occupation and Health and Safety.

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Consultant, Training Facilitator and company director, Mal has a history of work in the oil and gas sector, process operation and hazard management.  He has extensive experience in many roles in the workforce and brings authentic experience to the training situation.  With a background in physics, chemistry, statistics and human anatomy he knows his subject matter well, and this knowledge and experience comes to the fore in his training and delivery.


Excellent!!  Always great to come back for a refresher - Tutor was vibrant and kept everyone's interests peaked - Excellent overall knowledge - Cheers.

Wells I & E

Good class, good teacher, easy to understand.


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