Minimum Control Checklists

Click here to view the summary of September 2018 form changes

As you are all aware on the oil companies retail sites and depots, low risk work is controlled through the use of the WPCG work clearance form. For high risk work, each oil company then has a permitting system which requires an accredited Permit Officer.

In between the low risk work and the high risk work is that work that has sufficient risk that requires additional controls, but is not significant enough to require a work permit.

The WPCG have released three minimum controls checklists to help fill this gap. These are:

  1. Minor Ground Disturbance
  2. Minor Work at Height
  3. Minor Hot Work

These checklists support the WPCG clearance form and are still self issued by the WPCG accredited issuer. They provide guidance on the additional controls required to enable the work to be undertaken without a Work Permit.

The minimum controls checklists are available to download via the Resources page on the WPCG website.

Please note:

  • You will NOT be able to use the new Minimum Controls Checklists until you have completed the bridging course covering these new requirements. The online bridging course has been made available to all current accredited issuers at no cost.
  • You are able to continue to perform low risk work using just the WPCG Work Clearance Form and your existing WPCG accreditation training, provided it does not require the supplementary use of the Minimum Controls Checklists.
  • Existing WPCG Member Oil Company work permit systems will continue to apply for high risk work.

For more information please read through the Minimum Control Checklists Frequently Asked Questions. If you require clarification contact us at WPCG enquiries on 03 9399 8002.

WPCG Clearance Forms

Online Clearance Forms now available

Online Clearance Forms and Minimum Control Checklists are now available online to all currently accredited Clearance Issuers. Access the link via your User Menu.

Phase out of pre-Sep 2017 Clearance forms

From 1st July 2019, it will be a requirement for all WPCG Clearance Issuers to use version 3 (27/9/2017) or later of the Clearance Forms. The latest version of the forms provide clarity on tasks that require Minimum Control Checklists or a Work Permit.