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.

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

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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.
  • 5 key management steps
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Hazards posed by oxygen
  • Potential gas hazards on site
  • Practical – pre-use checks on cylinder gas systems
  • Practical – hot work hazard spotting
  • Hot Work Permits
  • Pre and post hot work actions
  • 10 steps to working safely with gases
Training Methods
  • Classroom-based power-point presentation with practical elements and the use of fire extinguishers.
  • Is this course for you?
  • Are you responsible for issuing Hot Work Permits?.
  • Do you undertake hot work on-site?.
  • Are you responsible for engaging contractors?

2 Years

Course Materials

Course handout


6 Hours

Maximum Learners


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.