Every year, many workplace fires occur as a result of hot work including cutting, welding and other work that generates heat and sparks. Hot work is often being done without an adequate fire watch in place. Most, if not all, hot work incidents are completely preventable. A fire watch, conducted properly, is one of the most important ways to keep workers safe during hot work and prevent damage and destruction to property. This course covers the role and responsibilities of the fire watcher. Ideal learners are all employees.
- Understand the hazards presented by hot work
- Describe where hot work is – and is not – permitted
- Identify the safety precautions needed to prepare an area for hot work
- Explain the role and responsibilities of a fire watcher
- Recall the responsibilities of other individuals involved in hot work
- Know what emergency procedures need to be in place for hot work