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Review the work location to determine if combustible materials, hazardous atmospheres, or
hazardous materials are present in the work area
Protect combustibles from ignition by performing one or more of the following:
Move the work to a location free from combustibles. If the work cannot be moved, move
the combustibles to a safe distance from the work area or properly shield the
combustibles from ignition.
Ensure that hot work is not scheduled when operations that might expose combustibles
to a source of ignition are being performed. For example, do not schedule hot work in an
area when flammable liquids are being dispensed nearby.
Ensure that equipment used is in proper working condition
Ensure that workers performing hot work are trained and know the procedures that apply to
the specific work or task being performed
Ensure that fire protection and extinguishing equipment is available at the site
Ensure that a fire watch is present and in clear view of the job site for the duration of the work
and for no less than 30 minutes after it has been completed
Where a fire watch is not required, the supervisor must ensure that a final check is made at
the completion of work and 30 minutes afterward to detect and extinguish smoldering fires
and other sources of ignition Annual Permit
Work areas where hot work is performed on a continual or on-going basis may be permitted for this
work on a yearly basis. These designated hot works areas must be maintained free of combustible
materials at all times, and must be inspected frequently to assure that the area is safe for hot work to
continue. Policy for Work Performed in Shops and Other Designated Hot Works Areas
Facilities and/or businesses that conduct hot work operations and have an approved Hot Work
Program require a yearly Hot Work Operational Permit from the Grand Rapids Fire Department.
Hot work shall only be conducted in areas designed or authorized by the personnel responsible for a
Hot Work Program. See “Operational Permit Application,” page 99, above. Contractors Conducting Hot Work
Contractors conducting hot work are required to have an annual Hot Works Operational Permit. See
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