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Hot Works Passport Training Course Overview

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. 

Within the course, you will learn:

  • How to conduct a hot works risk assessment
  • How to fill in hot work permits 
  • How to prepare the area for hot work
  • How to conduct hot works safely 
  • 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.

The hot work passport training covers every stage of the process, from risk assessment and preparation to final precautions once work is complete.

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. 

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 does the training cover?

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. 

The content of the training is as follows;

  • Legislation
  • 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

The course also includes practical fire extinguisher training where they go outside and use extinguishers. Not all training providers provide practical training as standard. 

What types of hot work activities does the course cover?

The hot works passport course will cover these specific hot works activities:

  • Abrasive wheels
  • Welding (Electric Mig, Tig)
  • Oxy-fuel welding (propane, acetylene)
  • Blowlamps/Blowtorches
  • Bitumen tar boiler
  • Shotblasting

Course Details

Certification ProvidedYes
Certification Length5 Years
Course Duration1 Day
Course Times9 am – 5 pm

“To run an open course we do require at least 4 delegates”

Upcoming Hot Works Passport Training Courses

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for a convenient, tailored hot works passport course. Talk to our friendly team today on 0800 774 7034 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

Upcoming Hot Work Passport Courses

Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date

Hot Work Passport Training – Liverpool

Individual price: £185
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 27/07/2024

Hot Work Passport Training – Newcastle upon Tyne

Individual price: £185
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 28/07/2024

Hot Work Passport Training – Leeds

Individual price: £185
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 29/07/2024

Hot Work Passport Training – Birmingham

Individual price: £185
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 07/08/2024

Hot Work Passport Training – Bristol

Individual price: £185
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 08/08/2024

Hot Work Passport Training – London

Individual price: £185
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 09/08/2024

Or view our Training Locations to find a course near to you

As well as having training locations all over the UK, we can arrange training within your workplace. Simply get in touch with us and let us know your requirements. 

Training at your Workplace

As well as training locations across the country, we can deliver on-site training at your workplace for a group of delegates. The cost of the hot works passport course would be £185 per person. 

For this cost, the group size can be any number of staff trained from 2 to 12. If you wish to train more than 12 delegates on a course, please contact us for a quote.

The advantages of training at your workplace are that you can select a day of your choice and there is flexibility regarding any preferred start time for the training.

What is the difference between a hot work passport and a permit? 

A hot work permit is a permit under the permit-to-work scheme, 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.

When any hot work takes place there is a requirement to have a fire risk assessment (FRA) in place, however, for many hot work activities as well as having an FRA in place, there also needs to be a hot work permit in place also, as the risk of a fire is much greater when hot works take place.

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 is the legal requirement for a hot work permit?

It is often a legal requirement for anyone in the UK who is involved in the generation of heat, sparks or flame to hold a hot work permit.

The British Standard Institute definition of hot work (BS EN 9999) is:

 “Any procedure that might involve or have the potential to generate sufficient heat, sparks or flame to cause a fire.”

If you are unsure as to whether you need a hot works permit, read our detailed guide on hot works permits.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is aimed at anybody who has responsibility for managing or carrying out hot work activities:

  • Managers
  • Operatives
  • Supervisors
  • Fire Watch
  • Safety managers
  • Anyone who wishes to understand or requires training in using Hot Work Permits.

Is there an assessment?

Yes, 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.

Do we receive certificates?

You will receive a 1 day certificated qualification to say you have successfully passed the training, plus a passport-size plastic photo ID.

How long does the passport last?

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.

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