Control of Work

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 2*

Price £149 + VAT


In large facilities where multiple tasks are performed simultaneously, the management of work is essential to ensure that these are accomplished safely. Poor control of work has resulted in many accidents and fatalities over the years. According to a study performed, factors relating to Control of Work have had direct influences on many of their fatal accidents. This online course will help you understand that a robust Control of Work process could have helped in preventing these accidents.

Course outline

Module 1: The basic principles for safe control (elements 1—5)

  • Written procedures for control of work
  • Roles and accountability
  • Training and competency
  • Planning the work
  • Risk assessment of work

Module 2: The basic principles for safe control (elements 6—12)

  • Permit to work
  • Documentation, communication and approval
  • Work monitoring and management
  • Safe conditions on completion/interruption of work
  • Auditing the control of work process
  • Lessons learned
  • Obligation and authority to stop unsafe work

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • the basic principles for safe control and planning of work on your plants (12 elements)
  • why the strict application of the procedures and practices associated with the assessment of risk and application of Permit to Work conditions ensures that work can safely carried out
  • useful applications for the maintenance, design and construction of facilities.

Who will benefit

Process engineers, operators, supervisors, maintenance engineers and design engineers.

What's included in the series

  • Downloads of all modules (usually an hour each)
  • Most modules have a FAQ section at the end 
  • Digital copies of slides and supporting materials (PDF) 
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation for CPD purposes (by request to

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £819 + VAT. Find out more>>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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Nigel Bowker


Nigel Bowker

BSc(Eng), ACGI, MBA, C Eng, FIChemE

After graduating from Imperial College in 1976 with a degree in chemical engineering, Nigel worked as a process engineer for two firms of design contractors (Stone and Webster and Davy Powergas) and later worked for Shell Expro.

In 1986, he joined BP where he worked for the next 22 years. His career with BP included exploration and field development, production operations offshore (in Forties) and onshore (in the Forties Pipeline System), internal audit and health, safety and environment. His final role was as HS&E Manager in supply chain management for the North Sea.

After taking early retirement from BP, Nigel set up his own consultancy. He has provided a range of services to clients including process engineering, audit, process safety and occupational safety. He now specializes in chairing HAZIDs and HAZOPs and is an accredited HAZOP chairman with BP.

Nigel is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a former chairman of the IChemE’s Aberdeen Member Group.

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