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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...

WPTW Role Holder Training

WPTW provides certification for the 3 key roles: Wellsite Permit Holder (WPH) Operating Company Representative (OCR) Wellsite Permit Authority (WPA) Other roles There are other ‘roles’ in the System, but there is no formal ‘training and certification’ required for...

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...

Member Guidance Materials (1)

Did You Know that the WPTWA Provides Guidance and Training Materials to Members? Verification of Competency (VOC) Materials VOC may be carried out by organisations at any time after a Candidate has completed formal WPTW training, to verify that personnel are competent...

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...