KudoZ home » French to English » Tech/Engineering

permis blanc

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
15:21 Jul 9, 2002
This question was closed without grading. Reason: No acceptable answer

French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: permis blanc
In a Plan de Prévention:

«Procedure permis feu et permis blanc»

I can find references to permis blanc in terms of hunting and driving licences, but nothing to do with safety. I have no more context.
Chris Collins
Local time: 08:32

Summary of answers provided
3 +1Context needed
Nikki Scott-Despaigne

Discussion entries: 1



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Context needed


“Plan de prevention” – context ? Prevention of what ?

“permis blanc” : clean licence?

As you have given no context, bar saying that you find info on hunting and driving licences, I am not sure whether my findings are applicable to your needs. So, really a shot in the dark.
In your context, might “permis blanc” mean “clean licence” (i.e. “blanc” meaning “blank”, thus no breaches of law, etc noted on licence). It might also be used to mean says, that the permit/licence in question is white as opposed to any other colour.

However, as you refer to a “permis feu”, then perhaps the context is Swiss, relating to fire prevention during work. Many of the hits I get with that term are Swiss altho’ there are hits for France and Canada. Example at (1).

When related to driving, it appears to be an discretionary arrangement which a judge (or the prefect) may grant to a driver who would otherwise be suspended from driving.

Context is all and here we have none.

1 - http://ais.cern.ch/projs/forms/fire_permit/help/general.htm
· Le Permis Feu est établi dans un but de prévention contre les risques d'incendie et d'explosion liés aux travaux par point chaud (chalumeau et arc électrique notamment).
· Pour chaque intervention de ce genre la personne qui l'exécute doit être habilitée pour ce travail et doit être en possession d'un PERMIS DE FEU, établi par le donneur d'ordre, dûment rempli et signé.
· Ce document doit être établi pour chaque opération locale au cours d'un chantier

2 – http://vosquestions.service-public.fr/fiche/2166.htm (driving)

Conditions d'obtention du "permis blanc" : votre demande doit toujours être motivée et assortie de tous justificatifs nécessaires attestant de ce que la suspension du permis vous cause un préjudice dont les conséquences sont excessives : nécessité du permis dans le cadre professionnel, absence totale de moyens de déplacement...

Also known as the « permis aménagé » : www.finistere.pref.gouv.fr/B-Demarches/ A210-PermisConduire3.htm

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4463
Grading comment
Sorry - not helpful

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jean-Luc Dumont: you cover most thind indeed - all I can think of:permis blanc accordé pour des raisons professionnelles
10 mins
  -> On manque de contexte quadn même!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer
Comment: Sorry - not helpful

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search