Hot Work Permit Guidelines

10 Hot Work Permit Guidelines E. Is a Hot Work Permit always required? Designated Hot Work Rooms A designated hot work room is a permanent location designed for hot work. These rooms do not require a permit to perform hot work. For a space to be classified as a designated hot work room, it must meet the following requirements: • A Designated Hot Work Area must be noncombustible fireresistive construction. • It must be suitably segregated from adjacent areas. • It must be equipped with fire extinguishers. • It must be inspected and approved by EH&S. Upon request, EH&S will inspect departmental hot work locations to receive Designated Hot Work Area status. EH&S will help the department develop an SOP that includes the following considerations: (Return, and bullets) • ventilation • PPE use and storage • area limitations for use • management inspection requirements Designated Hot Work Areas must be inspected and certified by EH&S Fire Safety. All hot work completed in areas not certified by EH&S must be performed under the Hot Work permitting process. Designated Hot Work Areas will be reinspected and certified by EH&S Fire Safety annually. Request Designated Hot Work Area Inspection. Operations Not Requiring a Hot Work Permit Operations that produce a flame, sparks, hot slag or enough heat to ignite combustible materials should be considered hot work with a few exceptions. The following operations do not require a Hot Work Permit: • bunsen burners in laboratories • fixed grinding wheels • electric soldering irons • cooking operations All operations that produce open flames, hot sparks, or metals that could ignite combustible materials should be handled with care and treated with fire safety in mind. Designated hot work room