Hotworks Fire Safety


ESS Certificate

Course duration

Half Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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Our bespoke hotworks fire safety training course is aimed at staff involved with hotworks activities giving rise to a fire risk and who may need to operate a fire extinguisher.

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to safely conduct hotworks including cutting, welding and grinding in the context of their company permit to work system.

Hotworks Fire Safety Course Overview

The hot works course is designed to give learners an understanding of basic fire safety in the workplace including relevant safe systems of work, method statements and permit to work procedures when carrying out hot works activities.  On successful completion of this course, learners will be able to work to a safe system of work including understating method statement and works in accordance with a hot works permit. The learners will also understand the fire safety requirements associated with hot works and have a practical understanding of fire prevention and safe use of fire extinguishers and fire blanket in the workplace.

Hotworks Fire Safety Course Content

  • Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in fire safety, to include:
  • Legislation, including CDM Regulations
  • Principles of fire safety
  • Hotworks fire statistics
  • Role of permit issuers
  • Risk Assessment
  • Firewatch
  • Actions before Hotworks
  • Actions during Hotworks
  • Actions when Hotworks have finished
  • Your procedures
  • Record keeping
  • Extinguishers theory
  • Extinguishers practice

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with industry guidelines, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is twelve.

Successful learners will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Hotworks Fire Safety certificate valid for 3 years.

Legal Requirements

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, under regulation 21 Training states you must include suitable and sufficient instructions and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself/herself and other relevant persons in the premises. A suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment will also allow you to determine the extent of training that may be required depending on hazards on site.

Where are hot work permit training courses held?

Since the risks, methods and tools will vary from site to site, it is often beneficial to arrange hot work permit training in-house at the site at which the work will take place. This allows the instructors to demonstrate the practical elements of the course in a real life situation, making the training feel more relevant and practical for the learners.