7 Hot Work Permit Guidelines A Hot Work Operator determines a need for hot work. The Hot Work Operator ensures the area around hot work activities is in compliance with the safety requirements of the Hot Work Permit. The Hot Work Operator contacts a Permit Authorizing Individual. The Permit Authorizing Individual inspects the hot work site and completes the Hot Work Permit Form. The Hot Work Operator can then begin hot work. Once all permit safety guidelines are satisfied, the Permit Authorizing Individual signs and posts the permit. The Permit Authorizing Individual posts a Fire Watch if the situation requires one. C. What is the process for obtaining a Hot Work Permit?