Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 3, No. 1, January 2011
Hot Work Permit for Cutting, Welding and Other Hot Work
A safe work permit is a written record that authorizes specific work at a specific location for a specific period of time. The permit is an agreement between the issuer and the receiver meant to establish, control and maintain safe work conditions. It documents the conditions, preparations, precautions and limitations that must be clearly understood before work commences. Steps to be taken to prepare the equipment, building or work area, and necessary safety precautions are also noted in the permit.
Although the permit identifies and helps control workplace hazards, it does not guarantee a job is safe. The permit ensures all foreseeable hazards have been considered, and appropriate precautions are defined and carried out in the correct sequence.
A hot work permit is a type of safe work permit for all temporary operations involving open flames, heat production, and sparks. These operations include brazing, cutting, grinding, soldering, thawing pipe, torching, welding, and the use of non-approved equipment in electrical classified areas.
Before approving any hot work permit, the fire safety supervisor or appointee inspects the work area and confirms that precautions have been taken to prevent a fire in accordance with NFPA 51 B (1999).
- Working sprinklers
- Cutting, welding, or other heat generating equipment in good repair
Within 11 meters (35 feet) of work
- Floors swept clean of combustibles
- Combustible floors wetted down, covered with damp sand, metal or other shields
- Combustible material or flammable liquids removed, if at all possible
- Combustible or flammable liquids protected with covers, guards or metal shields
- All wall or floor openings covered
- Piping containing flammable gases located within 1m (3 feet) of the torch covered with wet non-combustible insulating material (no less than 6mm (0.25 inch) thick)
Work on walls or ceilings
- Construction is non-combustible and without combustible coverings
- Combustibles moved away from the opposite side of the wall
Work on enclosed equipment (tanks, containers, ducts, dust collectors, etc.)
- Equipment cleaned of all combustibles
- Containers purged of flammable vapours and tested with an acceptable combustible gas detection device to ensure that such compartments are free of explosive vapours (if applicable)
A fire watch should be provided continuously during the hot work and for 30 minutes after its completion, followed by 30-minute interval checks thereafter. The watch should be supplied with a minimum 4A or 40B:C UL/ULC listed portable fire extinguisher depending on the fire class hazard (refer to NFPA 10, 2002 Ed.) as well as a small hose. They should be trained in the use of extinguishing equipment and in sounding the fire alarm.
A final check should be made 4 hours after completion of any work operation.
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CARI’s 70th Annual CARI Convention
June 23 – 25
at the Fairmont Whistler
in Whistler, British Columbia
CARI’s Annual Golf Tournament
at the Legends on the Niagara
CARI’s 14th Annual Consumers’ Night
at the Fairmont Royal York
For information on CARI events contact Donna Turner at (905) 426-9313.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Jan. 17 Detroit, USA
ISRI Annual Auto Show Meeting
Contact : Tony Levin
E-Mail: tony.levin [at] slcmetals.com
Jan. 19 – 21 Salzburg, Austria
10th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2011
E-Mail: info [at] icm.ch
Apr. 5 – 9 Los Angeles, USA
ISRI Annual Convention and Exposition
E-Mail: cstann [at] meetinginsistes.com
May 23 – 25 Singapore
BIR 2011 World Recycling Convention & Exhibition