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CAN THIS WORK BE DONE WITHOUT CREATING FLAMES OR SPARKS?

INSTRUCTIONS:

This Hot Work Permit should ONLY be used when the project owner or GC does not provide a permit for use!

This Hot Work Permit is required for any temporary operation involving open flames or producing heat and/ or sparks. This includes but is not limited to: Brazing, Soldering, Welding, and Chop Saws.

JOB INFORMATION
Location:
Date:
Type of Hot Work being performed:
Work to be performed by:

Name of subcontracted company:

Name of person performing work:

Is a fire watch needed?

Name of fire watch:

REQUIRED GENERAL PRECAUTIONS:

Has the owner / GC confirmed that sprinklers, hose streams, and extinguishers are in service, operable and available?

Is Hot Work equipment (torches, welding leads, etc.) in good condition?

Does the building have a fire detection/fire sprinkler system which needs to be shut down prior to Hot Work starting?

REQUIREMENTS WITHIN 20' OF HOT WORK:

Have flammable liquids, dust, lint, and oily deposits been removed?

Has the potential for an explosive atmosphere in the area been eliminated?

Are the floors swept clean?

Are combustible floors wet down, covered with damp sand or fire blankets?

Have other combustibles been removed if possible?

Have the combustibles been protected via metal shields or fire blankets?

Are wall and / or floor openings covered?

Is duct work capable of transferring sparks protected or shut down?

WORK ON ENCLOSED EQUIPMENT

Will enclosed equipment be cleaned of all combustibles?

Will containers be purged of flammable liquids / vapors?

Will pressurized vessels, piping and equipment be removed from surface, isolated, or vented?

FIRE WATCH / HOT WORK MONITORING

Will fire watch be provided during hot work?

Is fire watch equipped with suitable extinguishers which are functional?

Is the fire watch trained in the use of equipment and sounding the alarm?

Are fire watches present in adjoining areas, above and below where required?

OTHER PRECAUTIONS

List other precautions taken:

EMAIL FORM TO PROJECT MANAGER AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY!

Signature:
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.