• Nature of Job/Object

Required Precautions Checklist

  • Available sprinklers in normal automatic mode and valve open.

  • Hot Work equipment in good repair.

  • Assess 35 ft radial “sphere” of work for potential fire hazards:

  • Floors, work level and below, cleaned or protected.

  • All other combustibles removed or shielded from sparks.

  • Clean horizontal surfaces (e.g. building structures, equipment, ducts, cable trays, etc.) above and below where possible.

  • Remove flammable liquids, dust, lint, combustible waste, oil deposits, etc., where possible.

  • If removal/cleaning is impractical, protect with fire-retardant covers, or shield with fire-retardant guards and/or curtains.

  • Transmission or conveying of sparks to adjacent areas eliminated or protected.

  • Tightly cover wall/floor openings with fire-retardant material.

  • Where openings cannot be sealed, suspend fire-retardant tarpaulins to help protect areas beneath.

  • Isolate or shut down fans and conveyors to prevent the capturing and conveying sparks to other areas.

  • Explosive atmosphere eliminated or potential not present.

  • Work on walls, ceilings or enclosed equipment:

  • Construction materials verified as noncombustible and without combustible covering or insulation.

  • Combustibles on another side of walls relocated or protected.

  • Enclosed equipment cleaned and protected from all combustibles.

  • Containers purged of flammable liquids/vapors.

  • Fire watch/hot work area monitoring requirements:

  • Continuous fire watch provided during and for at least 30 minutes after hot work, including all breaks.

  • Fire watch supplied with suitable extinguishers/hoses.

  • Fire watch trained in the use of fire equipment and sounding alarm.

  • Area to be monitored hourly for a minimum 6 hours after job is completed, or longer if required.

  • Other precautions that may be required:

  • Fire watch provided for adjoining areas, above, or below.

  • Confined Space or Lock-Out-Tag-Out required/used.

  • Area smoke or heat detection disabled to eliminate false trip.

Completion

  • Full Name and Signature of Permit-Authorizing Personnel

  • Click + to add names of persons doing the hot work

  • Employee
  • Full Name and Signature of Person doing the hot work

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