Permit to Work

Certain tasks undertaken by Property Services have been identified as having an elevated risk to health, safety or property and require formal review and approval by appropriate nominated RMIT personnel before being undertaken. To achieve this, Property Services has developed a permit to work system that enables a controlled approach to effectively manage risk.

It is the responsibility of the Property Services representative (Facilities Manager/Coordinator or Project Manager/Officer) to ensure that contractors are: appropriately inducted into RMIT and Property Services; aware of the Property Services permit to work system; comply with the permit to work; and comply with all other safety and Property Services requirements.

The Permit to Work Process is applicable to all works managed by Property Services. Works engaged or conducted by RMIT staff or students currently falls outside of the scope of this process, as such all works are to be safely managed by existing risk management processes and in consultation with relevant Senior Advisor Health, Safety & Wellbeing.

Permit to Work downloads:

Working at Heights:
Service and Fire Isolations:
Hazardous Material:
Hot Works:
Excavation and Floor Penetration:

Returning permits

All permits and enquiries should be directed to