Hotwork Permitting (Safe Welding Awareness)
Course Length: 2hrs (includes Job Safety Analysis) | Course Required By: BSEE CFR 250.109-113 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.252 (A)(2)
The Hotwork Permitting (Safe Welding Awareness) course is vital to most industries, where welding, cutting, and brazing are common procedures. There's always something that needs to be repaired, constructed, or taken down. You might have a single portable welding unit to do an occasional spot welding task, or you may have large electric welders to use in daily production.
Whenever welding, cutting or brazing occurs, everyone involved in the operation must take precautions to prevent fires, explosions, or personal injuries from exposure to toxic fumes.
Even in metal cutting or repair jobs that are considered routine, workers should always follow established safety procedures and resist the temptation to take short-cuts. There are three basic types of welding operations:
Oxygen-fuel gas welding joins metal parts by generating extremely high heat during combustion.
Resistance welding joins metals by generating heat through resistance created to the flow of electric current.
Arc welding joins or cuts metal parts by heat generated from an electric arc that extends between the welding electrode and the electrode placed on the equipment being welded.
Upon completion of Hotwork Permitting (Safe Welding Awareness) training, the student will be familiar with:
Explain welding safety program guidelines
Address welding hazards
Safe work practices
Requirement for fire watches where certain conditions exist
Welding safety when working in confined spaces
The importance of housekeeping
Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.