Hot Work Protocol

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Checklist for Performing Hot Work Outside of the Metal Shop[edit]

The following conditions MUST be verified:

  • The General Manager and/or Metal Shop Manager is notified
  • Equipment is in proper working order
  • The floor is swept clean for a radius of 35 feet around the hot work area
  • All combustibles are relocated at least 35 feet in all directions from the hot work area
  • If combustible relocation is impractical, an approved welding curtain, blanket, or shield shall protect any combustibles
  • If hot work is done near combustible construction, a listed or approved welding curtain, blanket, or shield shall protect the combustible elements
  • A half hour after the completion of hot work, a final check of the area is made to detect and extinguish any smoldering fires