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Program Information

The Work Place Clearance Group (WPCG) is a joint venture between bp, Ampol Australia and Viva Energy Australia (the exclusive licensee of Shell branded Service Stations). 

The WPCG training/accreditations are required by anyone who needs to conduct work on one of the oil companies facilities. There are three different training programs.

RETAIL SITE INDUCTION (NEW MARCH 2021)

  • The WPCG member companies are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone that comes on to our sites including, staff, contractors, visitors and our customers.
  • This induction will cover the common expectations, rules and procedures when on WPCG member company facilities. There may be other company or site-specific requirements you need to meet.
  • The program takes approx. 35mins to complete.
  • Accreditation is valid for 2 years and can be extended by completing an online refresher course.
  • Unsure if or when you need to complete this program? Check with the oil company on their requirements.
  • To access you need to Create an Account.

THIS WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO AUTHORISE WORK ON THE WPCG MEMBER FACILITIES OR ISSUE THE WPCG WORK CLEARANCE FORM.

CLEARANCE ISSUER

  • The WPCG Work Clearance Program is designed to allow lower risk maintenance work to be carried out in a safe and controlled manner at WPCG member facilities.
  • Accreditation allows you to issue WPCG Work Clearance forms and Minimum Control Checklists for lower risk work after compliance has been met.
  • To obtain accreditation you must complete the online pre-learning course, attend the face-to-face training course and complete an online test.
  • Clearance Issuers do not need to do the Retail Site Induction program
  • Accreditation is valid for 2 years and can be extended by completing an online refresher course.

PERMIT OFFICER

  • The WPCG Work Permit Program is designed to allow higher risk maintenance work to be carried out in a safe and controlled manner at WPCG member facilities.
  • Accreditation allows you to issue WPCG Work Permits and High Risk Certificates.
  • To obtain accreditation you must be a current Wok Clearance Issuer, attend the face-to-face training course, complete an online test, complete 6 buddy work permits and complete a desktop and field assessment.
  • Accreditation is valid for 2 years and can be extended by completing an online refresher course and practical revalidation.
  • The Senior Permit Officer has the further skills required to be a Permit Officer for the highest risk work.

Who is the WPCG?

What is the WPCG Program?

WPCG Forms

All of the WPCG forms can be ordered through the Pad Orders page. Orders are dispatched within 1-2 days of receipt of payment.

From 1st July 2019 it is a requirement that only version 3 (27/9/2017) or later of the work clearance form can be used.

The Minimum Controls Checklists are available to download through all accredited Clearance Issuers profiles or via the Resources page.

The Work Permit and High Risk Certificates are available to be downloaded by Permit Officers only via their profile.

All current clearance issuers have access to the electronic WPCG form. Click here for instructions.