Let’s talk about Hot Work Permit Training! Hot work refers to work performed in a hazardous location where employees are using open flames or sources of heat that could ignite materials in the work area.
It is also defined as work that could produce a source of ignition or temperatures high enough to cause the ignition of flammable gases and combustible materials. Examples of hot work include, but are not limited to welding, open flame, grinding, use of a torch. Thermite brazing (examples are thermite welding, CAD welding, and welding test leads) and any activity that will generate flame sparks or slag from the point of work.
Note: Pneumatic tools are considered a safer alternative to other power tools, but consideration. Must be given to heat generated at the point of operation. Your company should develop a hot work policy that requires the use of a hot work permit system as a primary means of preventing fires due to non-routine open flame and high-temperature processes.