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The IOSH Approved Control of Work Suite is a course which can be fully-adapted to incorporate your organisation’s policies and procedures.

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Controlling contractors or work that is non-routine within your own organisation is a key aspect of any organisation’s Safe Systems of Work (SSoW).

This is often seen by organisations as embedding their Permit to Work (PTW) system into corporate and local policies and procedures, whilst this is a starting point providing and ensuring suitable controls are in place is underpinned by other fundamental elements, bound together, these should be reflected in your Control of Work System (CoW).

This CoW System, depending on the complexities of your organisation, should comprise four elements:

  1. Hazard Identification and Task Risk Assessment (HiTRA)
  2. Permit to Work (PTW)
  3. Atmosphere Gas Testing and Monitoring
  4. Mechanical & Electrical Isolation

These individual elements require a range of competent persons, who understand the Control of Work system, associated forms, and their individual and collective roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, for example:

  • Issuing Authority
  • Mechanical and Electrical Isolation Authority
  • Performing Authority
  • Authoriser
  • Authorised Gas Tester

Course Structure:

Reynolds Training Services’ Control of Work Suite, which is Approved by IOSH, is built around regulatory guidance including:

  • HSG 250 – Guidance on Permit to Work Systems
  • HSG 253 – The Safe Isolation of Plant and Equipment
  • Major Hazard Management Systems for High Hazard Industries

It can be fully adapted to incorporate relevant organisational policies and procedures as well as account for local roles and the forms utilised.

Module One – Principles and Practice of Hazard Identification & Task Risk Assessment (HITRA)

Aim:

To inform, explain and expand your knowledge of the core requirements of the Task Risk Assessment process, encompassing hazard identification, through a risk-based approach; supporting this with practical application of planning and executing risk assessment.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  1. Identify the core legal, economic and moral requirements relating to risk assessment
  2. Detail employer/company requirements for Task Risk Assessment (TRA)
  3. Identify the key steps within the TRA process
  4. Define the key management requirements for risk assessment within the workplace environment
  5. Utilise hazard identification and Task Risk Assessment tools/regulatory models
  6. Review and practice the TRA Process

Module Two – Principles and Practice of Permit to Work (PTW)

Aim:

To outline, inform and expand your knowledge of the key features and roles within a Permit to Work (PTW) system, encompassing Safe Systems of Work (SSoW), including Hot Work, Confined Space Entry and Isolation requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  1. Understand the legal requirements for Permit to Work
  2. Identify key aspects of Safe Systems of Work
  3. Identify the hazards, controls and considerations required for reducing / controlling risk
  4. State the roles and responsibilities relevant to Permit to Work
  5. Describe the PTW structure
  6. Identify the permits and certificates types relevant to local procedures
  7. Complete PTW documentation against regulatory and company specific requirements

Module Three – Principles and Practice of Atmosphere / Gas Testing and Monitoring

Aim:

This course was designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the principles of atmosphere / gas testing and monitoring, allowing the learner to demonstrate practical application and use of atmosphere testing equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of atmospheric / gas testing
  2. Explain the importance of atmospheric / gas testing and its essential requirements
  3. Identify where gas testing fits within the Permit to Work system
  4. Define the types and characteristics of various monitored gases on site
  5. Correctly use and operate the gas tester / gas monitor
  6. Perform the pre-checks and use the gas tester / gas monitor
  7. Define the responsibilities of approved gas testers

Module Four – Principles and Practice of Mechanical and Electrical Isolation

Aim:

To provide the learner with the required level of both knowledge and understanding regarding effective plant isolation for High Hazard Industries, and to furnish the learner with the required understanding of ABP’s isolation procedures and processes.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  1. Recognise the HSE guidance in relation to the safe isolation of plant and equipment
  2. Understand the industry and legal expectations for achieving effective plant isolation
  3. Define the roles and competency requirements of personnel involved in isolation processes and control
  4. Identify the main categories of isolations required to ensure safe site operations and maintenance
  5. Follow and understand the systematic steps of the ABP’s Isolation Procedures and Processes

Three-Day Principles and Practice of Control of Work

The course is delivered as a three-day training session:

This course is the full Standard IOSH Approved course and can incorporate local policies and procedures, enabling practice against the relevant forms.

There are a range of written tests throughout and practical exercises embedding the principles and practice.

On successful completion of the course, learners will receive an IOSH Certificate ‘Principles and Practice of Control of Work’.

All trainers are fully experienced and approved by IOSH.

The special introductory price of £199 (+ 20% VAT) includes registration, all materials, and refreshments for this three-day course.

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