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Hot Work Permit Issue Course

Hot Work can be defined as any operation that might generate sufficient heat, sparks or flame to cause a fire. Hot work is often associated with construction and maintenance including welding, burning, cutting and grinding to name a few. Hot work can be extremely dangerous and rigorous controls must be in place.

A hot work permit is a legal requirement for most forms of hot work and is an expectation of any enforcing authority. A Hot Work Passport is recommended for anyone involved with hot works. This includes manual workers, supervisors and site managers, as well as anyone responsible for overall health and safety on site.

Due to the level of risk posed by hot work, preparing a permit to work is mandatory. According to British Standards Institution (BSI) in BS 9999:

“A hot work permit procedure, which may be part of an overarching safe system of work/permit to work procedure, should be followed before any hot work is allowed in or near a building. This is to ensure that correct actions are taken before hot work commences, during the operation and afterwards.”

The Hot Work Permit Issue Course has been carefully designed, to equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need in order to issue hot work permits in their workplace and ensure that all workers are safe for fire hazards.

Course Content

This course covers:

  • Legislative requirements
  • Principles of fire risk assessment
  • Understanding spread and class of fire
  • Fire prevention
  • Hazards of Hot Work
  • Preparing to carry out hot work
  • Training and competence including PPE and hand over procedures.
  • Action in the event of fire
  • Before and after hot work safety precautions

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at operatives conducting hot work, as well as managers, supervisors and site safety officers who carry out risk assessments in order to complete hot work permits.