Many aspects of maintenance and engineering work involve Welding, Burning, Cutting, Grinding and working with Bitumen boilers etc. When these activities are carried out in direct contact or in close proximity to flammable or combustible substances there is the risk of explosion, fire and the production of toxic substances, with the potential consequences of serious injury, ill-health and or damage to property and the environment. It is therefore necessary to have a control procedure to reduce the risks associated with Hot Work to an acceptable level.
Cutting and welding operations (referred to as hot work) are associated with machine workshops, maintenance and within the construction environment, as well as certain laboratory-related activities, such as glass blowing and torch soldering. Potential health and safety result from the fumes, gases, sparks, hot metal and radiant energy produced during hot work.
Hot work equipment, which may produce high voltages or utilize compressed gases, also requires special awareness and training on the part of the worker to be used safely. The hazards associated with hot work can be reduced through the implementation of effective control programs.
The ongoing fire risks posed by hot work activities are underlined by statistics from the Fire Protection Association (FPA). According to figures for the period 1999-2008, unsafe hot work caused 164 fires that each resulted in fire losses in excess of £250,000. The total combined loss for these fires was almost £70m.
It is unclear exactly how many businesses are affected by serious hot work fires each year, but what is clear is that dangerous hot work operations can threaten the lives of staff, contractors and others, as well as putting property damage and business operations at risk.
Who is the course for?
This hot work passport scheme has been introduced in response to requests from industry for courses that can be used to indicate a level of competence in fire safety for both hot work operatives and project managers who as part of their role may issue hot work permits.
At the end of the course attendees will have a working knowledge of control measures necessary to prevent fires starting in Hot Working areas. The Passport is an indication to employers and clients that you have demonstrated a level of knowledge and understanding of fire safety that will contribute to safe and effective hot work activities on any structure, building, equipment or area where construction, alteration or maintenance is taking place.
What delegates will learn / syllabus
- What is a passport scheme?
- Legislative requirements
- Principle contractor’s duties
- Principles of Risk Assessment
- The Hot Work Management cycle
- Fire prevention measures
- Hot Work Fire Equipment Fire Hazards
- Preparing to Carrying out Hot Work
- Precautions during and after hot work
- Actions to be taken in the event of a fire
- Action to be taken on hearing a fire alarm
- Location of Assembly points
- Special arrangements for staff with disabilities and visitors
Where can I attend the course?
By arrangement we can provide you with bespoke in-house courses to suit your specific training needs anywhere in the UK. We provide in house training for group sizes upto a maximum of 12 people.
The Price for this Course is Available on request. We Guarantee Competitive Prices for this Course. You can book upto a maximum of 12 delegates on this course.
Persons attending this course will gain a certificate valid for 3 years.