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Letter from the Chair

2018 is well and truly underway and the WPTWA Board has been active in a broad range of areas, progressing a number of initiatives to further improve the effectiveness of the system. Behind the scenes there is typically a lot of work to do and I would like to thank...

Who is responsible for verifying Isolations?

‘Establishing a Safe Work Environment’. One of the key principles of the Wellsite Permit to Work (WPTW) System is that the Wellsite Permit Authority (WPA) has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring work can proceed in a safe manner, including the establishment of a...

Can I issue a ‘blanket permit’?

The term ‘blanket permit’ is rather vague and might be understood to mean a permit with no time limitation, a permit without a clearly defined scope of work that covers any work that might be required on the site, or both. The short answer to the question is ‘No’. The...

What colour pen can we use – what about a pencil?

  This seems like a simple question, but it’s interesting how often we are asked. Legibility and Durability There are no recommendations regarding the colour of the pen to be used when completing WPTW documentation. The only consideration should be that the...

Online Training Recommendations

Training for Certification in the WPTW System is only available online. This represents a considerable time and cost-saving to all of our Members and System Users, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you log in to do the training: Do Ensure you have a...

SOPs for better Risk Management

  We probably all know a piece of road that’s notorious for having some nasty hazards. Whether that’s the place the roos always cross, the blind crest or corner, the wicked pothole, the intersection where people usually run the lights, or the place where kids...