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Program Information

The Work Place Clearance Group (WPCG) is a joint venture between BP, Caltex and Shell who took over the Work Place Clearance Training Program from the AIP in May 2011.

The Work Place Clearance Training Program is for contractors involved in work on service station sites. The purpose of the program is to ensure that contractor representatives of member companies are aware of the health, safety and environmental requirements associated with work on service stations, commercial, fuel depots, and other selected sites.

The Work Place Clearance procedure aims to ensure that maintenance and minor works at relevant sites is carried out in a safe manner. The system is based on a ‘self-issue’ work clearance. The clearance allows work to be carried out after compliance with a number of pre-set conditions. It is not a stand alone safety system.  It is a required resource for your industry in which you should include as part of your safety management systems.

The Work Place Clearance Training course is intended to educate contractor representatives in the use of the system and provide a framework for educating their staff in the use of the system. The course should also impart to the participants the need to ensure they comply with safety requirements and any legal obligations. Participants are individually responsible for compliance with all relevant safety requirements and laws and nothing in this course, transfers those obligations.

The Work Place Clearance Training program consists of a one-day course for maintenance and minor works contractors carrying out work on relevant sites. After attending the initial face to face training course, participants must complete an online assessment to attain the WPCG accreditation. Participants are then issued with a WPCG accreditation card. The accreditation is valid for 2 years, after which time must be refreshed. The refresher is available online.

Participants in the program that are trainers within their organisation, may apply to be a WPCG Company Trainer, which enables them to train others within their organisation in the Work Place Clearance Training Program. More information on the requirements is outlined on the Training Calendar page.

So how do you know if you need the WPCG accreditation? You will be told by the oil company that engages you to perform work on their sites. The course is conducted nationally at a range of locations.

How to Book into a Course

Refer to the Training Calendar Page for more detail.


WPCG Work Clearance Form

The WPCG Work Clearance Forms may be purchased via the Pad Orders page. These are despatched within 1-2 days of receipt of payment of your order.