This new course will be coming to our Health and Safety suite in the coming weeks.

Course Description

This short course provides you with an introduction to hot work, the hazards associated with it and controls that can be put in place to minimise these hazards.

So, what is meant by hot work? Often seen in the construction and maintenance industries, hot work is the name used to describe any activity involving open flames or other heat sources, sparks, or flame-producing equipment.

Now, as such works can be extremely hazardous if not executed correctly, it is of paramount importance that all workers undertaking hot works understand the hazards involved and the safety precautions they must take in their day-to-day work.

After detailing what is meant by hot work, this course sets out the hazards associated with such works, explores the controls that can be put in place to keep your workplace safer and finishes by explaining why you should use a permit to work scheme for hot work activities.

Written in our straightforward, easy to understand style, this course provides you with all the information they need to help keep everyone safe in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Define and explain what is meant by the term ‘Hot Works’ and which activities can produce this.

Recognise and understand the importance of ‘Hot Works’ permits.

Understand the use of risk assessments to aid with safety when considering the use of ‘Hot Works.’

Identify the hazards associated with this type of work.

Evaluate and compare the controls that can be put in place to manage the risks and hazards associated with ‘Hot Works.’


Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life

Duration:  22 minutes