Hot Works Permit Training

This training course will provide all the essential safety information that people who undertake Hot Work require, including preparing and issuing a Hot Work Permit.

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    Hot Works Permit Training

    Table of Contents

    Hot work can be defined as any operation such as brazing, cutting, welding, grinding, soldering, or torching that can cause sparks or flames.

    Course Aims

    • The safety of staff
    • The prevention or effective reaction to a fire
    • The safe use of fire extinguishers

    Course Objectives

    • Enable you to recognize different hot work processes
    • Contribute to the fire risk assessment process
    • Perform a visual safety check on gas cylinder systems
    • Identify potential hot work hazards
    • Complete and issue a Hot Work Permit
    • Prepare an area for hot work
    • Introduce safe hot work practices in your workplace
    • Review contractor operations on site

    Course Outline

    • Chemistry, spread and class of fire
    • Fire prevention
    • First aid firefighting equipment
    • Extinguish fires involving clothing
    • Hazards of Hot Work
    • Hazard Prevention Safeguards
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Arc Welding
    • Torch Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
    • Cylinder Handling and Storage
    • Hot Work Permits
    • Training Methods

    Classroom-based power-point presentation with practical elements and the use of portable fire extinguishers

    Is this course for you?

    • If you are responsible for issuing Hot Work Permits
    • If you undertake hot work on-site
    • If you responsible for engaging contractors


    6.5 Hours

    Maximum Learners



    2 Years

    Additional Information

    Hot work often arises from construction and/ or maintenance activities. Hot work is work that might generate sufficient heat, sparks or flame to cause a fire. Hot work includes welding, flame-cutting, soldering, brazing, grinding and other equipment incorporating a flame, e.g. tar boilers, etc. Hot work can be very dangerous and stringent controls must be in place.