The term “hot work” refers to any labour that involves open flames, produces sparks, or can start a fire by other means. This typically includes welding, wheel or torch cutting, brazing, soldering, and grinding, but it can include other work. Because this type of work poses such a unique combination of both safety and health hazards to workers, it requires a substantial amount of controls. Thankfully, by following proper procedures and using the controls that are in place, these hazards can be greatly reduced.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to identify:
Hazards of hot work
Basic requirements for performing hot work
Elements of equipment safety
Special equipment and precautions to ensure the personal safety of hot work employees
Appropriate safety practices for arc welding and cutting and oxygen-fuel gas cutting and welding