Common Permit to Work – Refresher

This course provide students with an update on current best practice for CPTW and opportunity to demonstrate continued competency in completion of permits. Delivered following the CPTW User Group Guidelines.


A Common Permit to Work Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of all assessment requirements.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • PTW legal requirements.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Work requiring / not requiring a PTW.
  • Permits: hot work, 1, hot work 2, cold work, confined space entry.
  • Certificates: excavation, isolation, gas free.
  • Associated documentation.
  • Permit completion, validity and endorsement.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Permit endorsement.
  • Permit cancellation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate current knowledge of the CPTW system.
  • Carry out two permits in compliance with the CPTW system.

Course structure

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

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can per- form all tasks required. The practical consists of a simulated practical assessment including two completed CPTW permits signed off by the assessor on the training day.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Current CPTW system requirements are every three years.


Current NZQA US 17588 that was provided in the Common Permit to Work System. For those not experienced in the CPTW system or use other systems, contact Wood Training for information regarding suitable courses.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
  • You may bring two completed CPTW permits or complete on the training day.
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Course Length

Half Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$235 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

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.

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.


Well presented, concise course.


Great course, well run and informative.

Brent Flennagan - SGS NZ Ltd

I enjoyed doing the Refresher and the course was well presented.

Sarel Swanepoel - Entec Services Ltd

It's always good to refresh training and to catch up with the changes and updates.


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