Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone working with materials or substances that can produce a heat source leading to the possibility of fire breaking out in the workplace. This includes the use of hot air guns, blow torches, welding equipment, grinders and cut off saws and other items causing a potential ignition source.


The hot works course is designed to give delegates an understanding of  basic fire safety in the workplace including relevant safe systems of work, method statements and permit to work procedures.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to set up a safe system of work including method statement and work in accordance with a hot works permit. The delegates 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.

Course Content

  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • The cost of fire in the workplace
  • Main causes of fire
  • Chemistry of Combustion – How fires start and spread
  • Basic fire risk assessment
  • Fire Precautions in the workplace – Examples of poor practice
  • Human Behaviour – actions in the event of fire
  • Classes of fire and identification and use of fire extinguishers/fire blankets
  • Safe storage of flammable products and fuel gases
  • Safe systems of work (hot works permits and method statements)
  • Company specific fire safety policy and documentation

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and Presentation/demonstrations, practical application and question and answer paper. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continued assessment process leading to certification on successfully completing the course.


1 day (6 hours)

Course Code: ALP

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