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Letter from the Chair

  As we reflect on the activities and achievements of 2018, I would like to express my appreciation to everyone that has contributed to the Wellsite Permit to Work Association. This includes the Board, Member organisations, industry representatives, and...

What is Stored Energy?

  Stored energy is accumulated energy that can release suddenly, potentially causing serious injury or death. Stored energy can have many forms, including gravitational potential energy, pressurised gases and liquids, stored mechanical energy, and stored...

Work Involving an ‘Elevated’ Risk

  Some ‘work’ is inherently hazardous, and some people are prepared to accept a higher level of risk than others. So, who decides whether the work to be performed involves an ‘elevated risk’. The first step of completing a WPTW is to identify whether a Permit is...

Specifying Work Precautions

  Work Precautions are risk controls that must be implemented prior to the Issue of the Permit to ensure that risks are being managed to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). There are several General Work Precautions that may apply to any work, regardless of...

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...