Hot Works Permit


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Hot Works Permit-To-Work

All Hot Works carried out on the company premises are subject to a permit-to-work.

A permit to work is defined as a specialised safe system of work through which certain activities can only be carried out by an authorised person.

Permits to Work are an essential and important way of ensuring the health and safety of employees, contractors and others. They go towards ensuring a company fulfils their duty of care.

Hot Work refers to any work which involve temperature that could lead to fire and/or the ignition of flammable substances or combustible materials. It also includes work that involves using naked flames, sparks that are generated, or smoke or fumes which are created.

Below are the key Hot Work areas where a permit to work is required:

  • Brazing and soldering;
  • Working with bitumen boilers;
  • Electric arc welding;
  • Gas welding or cutting;
  • Hot air welding;
  • Disk cutting in confined spaces and areas where there is risk of fire or explosion.

It is important for all employers to have a health and safety policy in place and for those companies who employ more than 5 employees, it is a legal requirement. Make sure that you have the correct health and safety documents in the workplace and that they are not out of date.

The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the legislation dealing with health & safety in the workplace and is usually governed by local authorities who make the necessary checks and visits to companies to ensure that the rules and regulations of the act are complied with.

A health & safety policy should be written by someone in your place of work, preferably by someone who has taken a course in health and safety and is aware of the responsibilities. The templates you can download will help you to create a policy which is clear and easily understood by the work force.

A health & safety document usually comprises of three elements which are:

  • A statement outlining how safety procedures will be managed in the workplace.
  • How safety is to managed and who is responsible for safety procedures
  • How health & safety activities are managed.
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