Hot Work Permit Observer


Hot Work Permit Observer is specifically designed for people who are required to perform hot work, fire watch duties and permit observer duties. Included in this course is the HANDS ON selection, use and operation of portable hand held fire extinguishers, blankets and hose reels. This course comprises of three units of competency: PUAFER008 – Confine small emergencies in facilities MSMPER202 – Observe permit work MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit


  • Prepare for the job, control the permit site, take appropriate action for potential incident, complete safety observer role
  • Apply for permit, identify scope of the permit, prepare for permitted work, work in accordance with an issued permit, complete permit (s) to work
  • Prepare for emergency situations, identify and assess the emergency, safely confine emergencies where possible, use initial response equipment, report wfacility emergency response


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Permit observer
  • Fire watch or sentry

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Construction and general trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, oil and gas


Safety boots or enclised footwear, suitable attire, apen/pencil


Duration: 1 day Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm Hot Work Permit Observer is open to the public and is conducted upon request. This course can be delivered on your site or ours. Learners will receive training in both theory and practical activities. Morning tea/coffee and lunch is provided when delivered at TTA


RPL is not offered. This competency forms part of the MSA training package. Further details can be foiund at Students who complete these units of competency may be eligible for entry into further study such as: MSA30116


If you require special assistance, including language literacy, and numeracy please notify us and support services can be arranged. Students that require any special dietary requirements should contact the Academy prior to commencement of course so alternative arrangements can be made. A Student Handbook is available from this website and our office which provides students with training guidelines.  All students have the right to lodge an appeal or complaint in regard to the outcome of this unit. For further information please request a copy of our appeals & complaints procedure via administration. For further information visit our website at: