Hot Work


A Hot Work Permit is required before beginning any temporary operation involving open flames or producing heat and/or sparks. This includes but is not limited to: brazing cutting, grinding, soldering, thawing pipes, torch applied roofing, welding, the use of propane heaters, and the use of any pyrotechnic device. A Hot Work Permit is not required in locations that have been identified by Risk Management as designated hot work areas. Designated hot work areas are locations, such as, welding shops, or permanent work stations where hot work is a regular part of the process. Hot work permits will be issued in these areas on an annual basis, following a successful annual inspection.

Hot work is not permitted in certain confined spaces (as identified by Risk Management), potentially explosive atmospheres, unpurged gas cylinders, chemical lines, or chemical containers. If there is any question regarding the safety of the operation, an onsite inspection will be performed by personnel qualified to evaluate the hazard in question

Hot Work Permits are issued by supervisors who have been trained by the University Fire Marshal, and authorized by their departments to issue hot work permits.

This program applies to all hot work performed on BYU property, including hot work activities conducted by outside contractors during remodel, renovation, or repair projects.

Exception: A BYU hot work permit is not required Work conducted under a general construction permit during new construction, when hot work (including fall out) is confined to the secured construction site.

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To obtain a Hot Work Permite click on the following website :
Contact Risk Management at 422-4468

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