Entry permit holders

A union official who holds a Northern Territory work health and safety entry permit has the right to enter a workplace to:

To obtain an entry permit, a union official must be nominated by a union through the Application for Entry Permit form, and satisfactorily complete prescribed training. When exercising their right of entry, the entry permit holder must be able to produce their entry permit card.

Amalgamated Unions

The following unions have amalgamated.

  • United Voice and the National Union Workers have amalgamated to be known as United Workers Union. The amalgamation came into effect on 11 November 2019.

    For more information on the amalgamation visit the Fair Work Commission website.

  • The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) have amalgamated to be known as the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU). The amalgamation came into effect on 27 March 2018.

    For more information on the amalgamation visit the Fair Work Commission website.

Northern Territory work health and safety entry permits held by these union members remain valid and continue in effect until the relevant expiry date of each permit.

Register of entry permit holders

Entry permit holders as at 24 May 2019.

This public register of entry permit holders is provided in accordance with Section 151 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 and Regulation 31 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2011.

  • The EPH course offered by NT WorkSafe addresses the training requirements for WHS entry permits defined in Regulation 25 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations. It includes:

    • The reasons for an entry permit
    • EPH obligations under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011
    • Familiarisation with the documentation
    • Good practice in resolving work health and safety matters for workers
    • Working with NT WorkSafe.

    You should allow:

    • a full day for group training, where you have an opportunity to participate in activities and discuss experiences with other applicants, or
    • approximately 4 hours for individual training (which we will try to offer where there is an urgent need, and NT WorkSafe staff are available to assist).

    To apply for training, submit an Application for Entry Permit with the 'New' box ticked, and we will get back to you to discuss a date for the training.

Related Forms and Resources

Forms
Application for WHS entry permit
Entry permit holder - Sample notice of entry