Hot Work Permit Checklist

Use the Hot Work Permit Checklist to evaluate required precautions, walls, ceilings, roofs, enclosed equipment, etc. to ensure safe hot work activities.

Hot Work Permit Checklist



Fire Watch/Hot Work Area Monitoring

1. Is a fire watch provided during hot work operations and for 30 minutes after work, including break activities?


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2. Is the fire watch supplied with a sustainable extinguisher and, where practical, a small charged fire hose?


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3. Is the fire watch trained in equipment use and sounding alarms?


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4. Is a fire watch required in adjoining areas, above, and below hot work activities?


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5. Is the hot work area monitored for an additional ½ hour after the initial 30-minute fire watch is completed?


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Other Precautions Taken

1. Are welding curtains in use?


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2. Is proper ventilation in place?


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3. Is proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) ensured?


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Required Precautions Checklist

1. Are sprinklers, hose streams, and extinguishers in service and operable? 


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2. Is hot work equipment in good working condition?


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Requirements Within 35 Ft. (11m) Of Hot Work

1. Are flammable liquids, dust, lint, and oil deposits removed from the area?


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2. Is the explosive atmosphere in the area eliminated?


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3. Are floors swept clean? 


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4. Are combustible floors wetted down, covered with damp sand, or fire-resistant sheets?


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5. Are other combustible materials removed or protected?


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6. Are all wall and floor openings covered?


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7. Are welding pads, blankets, and curtains installed under and around the work area?


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8. Are ducts and conveyors that might carry sparks to distant combustible material protected or shut down?


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Hot Work On Walls, Ceilings Or Roofs

1. Is the construction non-combustible and without combustible coverings or insulation?


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2. Is combustible material on the other side of walls, ceilings, and roofs moved away?


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Hot Work On Enclosed Equipment

1. Is enclosed equipment cleaned of all combustible material?


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2. Are containers purged of flammable liquids and vapors?


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3. Are pressurized vessels, piping, and equipment removed from service, isolated, and vented?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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