Undertaking Hot Work Safely Training

Course Overview

Permit-to-work systems are necessary for high risk activities and those that may compromise existing safety procedures.

This course will explain the purpose of permit-to-work systems and what type of high risk activities may require them. It covers what sections a permit should contain, who has the responsibility for preparing them, and the duties of everyone who will need to carry out work covered by a permit.

On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to design and use a simple hot work permit, understand the legal requirements for safe systems of work and hot work permits and have an overview of fire safety requirements within a hot works environment.

What’s Covered?

Training will include:

  • What is hot work?
  • Five key management steps
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Hazards posed by oxygen
  • Fuel sources – focus on fuel gases
  • Potential sources of ignition
  • How do fires spread?
  • 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
  • Ten steps to working safely with gases.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the course will provide learners with the knowledge to recognise different hot work processes and identifying potential hot works hazards, including fuel sources and recognising how fire spreads from hot working, and how to introduce safe hot work practices into their workplace.

Learners will understand how to prepare an area for hot working, complete and issue permits as well as re-assessing existing procedures and how to perform a visual safety check on gas cylinder systems and review contractor operations on site.


This course can be delivered in the following ways: