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Fonterra Safe Work Systems

Duration 2 days
Price $570.00 ex GST per person
Refresher Duration 1 day
Refresher Price $295.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standard 17588
Unit Standard 17590



To prepare a learner to function as a Permit Receiver and/or Permit Issuer within the Fonterra Safe Work System.

Course Objectives

At the successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:


  • Understand the types of work permits and the roles of those involved in the Work Permit system.
  • Understand the requirements to prepare, receive and undertake work under the permit.
  • Describe and carry out the controls and actions to be taken at the end of the work period or upon the completion of work.


  • Explain work permit procedures and requirements.
  • Ensure the need for work permit is properly identified and the worksite prepared accordingly.
  • Issue, monitor, close and audit work permits.

Entry Criteria

The course requires learners to demonstrate a level of written and spoken English equivalent to Level 3 English Communication Skills, as trainees must be able to read and interpret Safe Work System documentation, including Health and Safety legislation, and the various permit types and their supporting documentation.

It is recommended that people attending this course hold, as a minimum, the following New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Unit Standard: 30265

Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role.

Special Note

This can be run either as an Issuer only (US 17590), a Receiver only (US 17588), or as a Receiver/Issuer Combined (US 17588 and 17590).

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 8

Maximum: 12


Refreshing learning outcomes above for unit standards 17590 and 17588 together or individually.

$295 excl. GST per person

Min: 8
Max: 12

1 Day

E-Learn available

*Unit Standards will not be awarded on completion of a Refreshers course. Please see here for further detail.

Unit standards

Apply for, accept and carry out work according to a work permit (receiver)
Issue worksite specific work permits (issuer)
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