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Who is the course for?
This ISSoW Performing Authority Online Training course is aimed at individuals required to carry out a work task under the control of an ISSoW and Permit system. The information contained within the course is aimed at those required to carry out the Performing Authority role.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course as it is aimed at people new to ISSoW systems.
Within an ISSoW system, there are different roles, responsibilities and permits. This course will give you a basic understanding of how the role of Performing Authority fits in, the responsibilities associated with the role and the hierarchy of control.
How will the course benefit me?
The knowledge gained in this course will help you understand the processes and components involved in an ISSoW system and the responsibilities that you, as a Performing Authority, have under the system. It will identify the other roles that you will interact with and the tasks that you need to carry out to maintain worksite safety.
How will the course benefit my company?
As a trained Performing Authority, you contribute to the safety of the asset, your fellow workers and yourself. A reduction in incidents means a safer working environment for everyone.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.
How will I be assessed?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Know that all work activities at all sites are carried out under the ISSoW
• Know that training, to the appropriate level, of all personnel working within the ISSoW is mandatory
• Know the purpose of ISSoW
• Know that all work is controlled using Work Control Certificates
• Know that Work Control Certificates are generated by a formal process using a specialist software tool
• Know that there are different types of Work Control Certificates that can be used and these are selected depending on the hazards involved with the work
• Be familiar with the layout of a typical Work Control Certificate and the location of the information
• Know how a Work Control Certificate can be supported by Isolation Confirmation certificates and other Certificates and what these are
• Know that Work Control Certificates have unique ID numbers for tracking purposes
• Know the limitations of a Confined Space Entry WCC, i.e. that it does not provide permission to work
• Be aware that there are documents called Isolation Confirmation Certificates and recognise their functions and what they look like
• Have an overview of some of the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in the ISSoW
• Know that there are general responsibilities that apply to the operation of the ISSoW and be able to identify worksite safety requirements
• Recognise that there are specific responsibilities for the Performing Authority that apply to the operation of the ISSoW
• Know the handover duties of a Performing Authority
• Know the precautions that personnel must always be aware of
• Know the Isolation requirements for putting in place Electrical and Mechanical Isolations
• Know that other work activities in the same area may be cross-referenced on the Work Control Certificate and that this will be highlighted and explained by the PA in the Toolbox Talk
• Know how work is classified
• Know that other work activities in the same area may be cross-referenced on the Work Control Certificate and that this will be highlighted and explained by the PA
• Know that work must always follow the approved workscope as described on the Work Control Certificate and supporting documentation
• Know that all work is planned on a 90-day schedule and discussed for co-ordination within the ISSoW supervisors meetings onsite
• Know that the ISSoW encompasses Risk Assessment and the hazards and controls from this assessment are captured on the Work Control Certificate
• Have an overview of the procedural steps involved in the Work Control System
• Know the roles of personnel in the Toolbox Talk and recognise that personnel can stop work starting
• Explain the two levels of Risk Assessment in the ISSoW
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