Permit to Work System

Procedure

KPA has updated the Permit to Work System which is outlined in the Permit to Work Procedures. The procedure specifies the permits required by KPA to conduct various activities and outlines the process for applying for and the issuing permits.


Marine / Wharf Permits 
All marine and wharf side activities requiring permits should be submitted to, and authorised by, the Operations department.  The Operations department is located at the Port of Pearls House, or you can e-mail to: operations@kimberleyports.wa.gov.au

Landside and Slipway Permits
All landside and slipway activities requiring permits should be submitted to, and authorised by, the Engineering department.  The Engineering department is located on Slipway Rd, next to the maintenance yard.

Type of Permit  

     •        =  Not required    
  
     =  KPA Permit Format required
 

KPA permits are compulsory for the following prohibited activities

All vessels in Port waters

Third party contractors KPA jurisdiction

KPA works operations jetty Engineering land based

Bunkering Permit
Bulks Transfer Permit
Hot Work Permit
Confined Space Entry Work Permit Notify Port
Working at Height / Over the Side Permit Notify Port
Diving Permit
Abrasive Blasting and Spray Painting Permit
General Work Permit *
Launching of Life Boats or Rescue Craft other than for an emergency Request Port permission Request Port permission Request Port permission
Immobilise Main Engine
 •   • 
Electrical Work Permit  • 
High Voltage Permit  • 
Excavation and Penetration Permit  • 

 
Permits include

  • Abrasive Blasting & Spray Painting Works Permit  -  required for any work to be performed using abrasive blasting and spray painting.  Note: This permit is not required for work in the Workshop area unless the work is related to a storage tanker, vessel etc.
  • Bulks Transfer Work Permit – is to be completed prior to any bulks being loaded or discharged including waste bulk products.
  • Bunker Permit – is for the purpose of obtaining permission to conduct bunkering, including through bowsers, of any fuel within Port limits excluding Oil Tanker discharge.
  • Confirmed Spaces Work Permit   – is required for entering a space that has inadequate ventilation, access or both; or which may contain flammable or injurious liquids, gases, vapours, dust or insufficient oxygen to sustain life, or falls under the categorisation in AS 2885.
  • Diving Work Permit  – is required for any work to be performed underwater.
  • Electrical Work Permit  - required for any work to be performed on electrical equipment.  Note: A Work Permit is not required for general routine maintenance such as light globe replacement, electrical tagging of equipment etc. 
  • Excavation and Penetration Works Permit  – required for any work to be performed that will dig deeper than 150mm by hand or for any mechanical device. 
  • General Work Permit  - required for any work to be performed that is identified as non-routine maintenance work with safety and environmental hazard potential, e.g. high pressure water jetting, removal of handrails/gratings/fixed ladders, pressure testing (all situations), any work involving spraying pesticides or insecticides, and any work being conducted at the slipway including the launch and retrieval of vessels from the slipway. 
  • Hot Work Permit  – required for any work to be performed that will cause or has the potential to provide an ignition source.  Hot work activities include: soldering irons, grinding, welding (cutting and burning), use of hydraulic power or air powered metal cutting and work involving open flames.  Note: A hot work permit is not required for hot work in the workshop area unless the work is related to a storage of tanker/vessel (confined space). 
  • Working at Heights and Over the Side Work Permit  – required for any work to be performed where there is a risk of injury from falling, for any work to be performed using a forklift workbox and for work to be performed using a workbox and crane. 
  • Permission to Immobilise  – all vessels immobilising main engine machinery or thrusters that will impair a vessels manoeuvrability in order to depart a berth.