What is a Hot Work Passport?
A hot work passport course shows that a candidate has a full awareness of the fire risks associated with carrying out any hot work activities in a construction setting or as part of any maintenance activity carried out on a site. Hot works in construction activities are generally carried out in an environment which is not designed to be safe by design for hot work activities.
The training course is not required for any hot works carried out in a designated area for hot works e.g a welding bay. A welding bay, by its nature, is designed to be safe for hot work activities and would not require hot work permits.
What is the difference between a hot work passport and permit?
A hot work permit is a formalised risk assessment which is required for hot works carried out in or near buildings. It is an expectation of any enforcing body e.g. H.S.E. or local Fire Safety Officer that you have a hot work permit for hot work activities.
A Hot Work Passport is a 1 day training course to show that a candidate understands the fire risks associated with hot work activities and the processes involved in carrying them out. The Hot Work Passport course includes training in how to complete a Hot Work Permit and become competent.
What does hot work passport training cover?
The hot work passport training covers every stage of the process, from risk assessment and preparation to final precautions once work is complete.
The course has been carefully designed, to ensure that all workers are fully equipped with the knowledge they need in order to work safely in hot work, from start to completion.
- How to identify fire risks
- Risk Assessment Process
- Hot Work Permits. How to complete hot work permits and identify responsibilities.
- Fire Watch
- How to identify ignition sources and flammable materials
- How to identify risks to personnel
- How to formally record your risk assessment
- Assessing whether it is necessary to do the work in the location
- Preparation and protection of the working environment
- How to protect composite panels and voids
- Making sure escape routes are planned and clear
- Taking non-essential workers out of the area
- Complete removal of all hot tools and waste materials
- Organising fire monitoring for at least an hour
- A guide to safe use of hot work equipment, including:
- Welding and cutting equipment
- Tar and bitumen boilers
- Cutting discs and grinding
- Post-work precautions
Who is the course suitable for?
The course is aimed at anybody who has a responsibilty for managing or carrying out hot work activities:
- Fire Watch
- Safety managers
- Anyone who wishes to understand or requires training in using Hot Work Permits.
What will I get from the hot work permit and passport course?
Our hot works passport training course will provide all the knowledge you need in order to make you more aware of the risks posed by hot work. You will learn how to conduct a hot works risk assessment, including how to fill in hot work permits how to prepare the area for hot work, how to conduct hot works safely and how to monitor the environment, to ensure no hazards arise once the work is complete.
This training course will also make you aware of your responsibilities to yourself, your colleagues and the environment in which you are conducting the work. In most cases, the course can be tailored to your individual workplace and the kind of work you do.
How long is the course?
Hot Work Passport Training is a one day course lasting 6-hours. Open courses are available with fixed times – usually 9am to 5pm, however if training is arranged in-house, course times can be varied as required, to fit shift patterns.
How is the training assessed?
It is important that all candidates understand all parts of the course as it is delivered. There is a final written test at the end of the training, which needs to be passed to complete the course.
What certifications will I receive?
You will receive a 1 day certificated qualification to say you have successfully passed the training, plus a passport size plastic photo i.d.
How long are you allowed to keep hot work passports?
The hot work passport qualification is valid for five years. The certificate you receive is valid across the industry and is widely accepted by employers and their insurers.
Where are hot work passport training courses held and how much do they cost?
We deliver the training onsite at your workplace. You can choose a date suitable to yourself, providing we have instructor availability.
We aim to deliver our training as cost-effectively as possible, whether you are an individual or a large company. With increased safety, improved employment prospects and lower insurance costs, hot work passport training is worth every penny.
To get the best price for your course, talk to our team about hot work passport training today on 0800 774 7034.