Environmental Health & Safety

Hot Work: Permit

Before starting hot work, welding, or cutting review all safety precautions. Can this job be avoided or is there a safer way?

This permit is required for temporary operations involving open flame or producing heat and/or sparks: like welding, cutting, brazing, grinding, soldering, or using a torch to thaw piping or heat materials. The permit applies only to this job, in the area specified, during the time and date noted. 

Please Print your copy before submitting

  1. Department:*

  2. Location/Building:*

  3. Floor/Room:*

  4. Hot work is performed by (name):*

  5. Telephone Number:*

  6. Hot Work Performed by:*
     University Employee

  7. Hot work permit date needed for:*

  8. Person Performing Fire Watch:*

  9. Work order number (if applicable):*

  10. Description of work to be performed:*

  11. Precaution & Safeguard Checklist
     Fire extinguisher available
     Hot work equipment in good repair
     Hazardous energy locked out
     Contact Facilities Services Alarm Shop Prior to Work

  12. Requirements within 35 feet of work
     Flammable liquids and combustible material removed from area
     Floors swept and overhead structure cleaned of dust, lint, and debris
     Fire-resistive covers and metal shields provided as needed
     All floor and wall openings covered and/or protected
     Walls/ceilings: remove combustibles away from opposite side or adjacent structures

  13. Work on enclosed/confined equipment
     Adequate ventilation is provided
     Atmosphere checked with gas detector
     Purge any flammable vapors
     Confined Space Permit obtained, if required

  14. Fire watch:
     Trained and equipped Fire Watch provided during operations and at least 30 minutes after.
     Fire Watch is supplied with suitable fire extinguishers and fire fighting equipment.
     Fire Watch is trained in the use of fire extinguishing equipment and in activating emergency alarm.

  15. Other Precautions Taken:

  16. Fire Safety Supervisor/Operations Supervisor

For assistance with this form, please contact us by email or phone (951) 827-5528. 



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