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Hot Work License training

The Hot Work Card is evidence of successfully completing a safety examination, and the purpose of the training is to enhance the identification of fire risks and thereby contribute to making work more safely. The Hot Work Permit training was updated on January 1, 2016. The Hot Work Card is proof of successfully completing the Hot Work Certificate training, excersises and examination. With the renewed Hot Work Permit course, there is competence to perform traditional hot work (old “blue card”) and roofing and waterproofing hot work (old “black card”). Therefore, the safety qualification for these tasks is valid in the form of a valid Hot Work Certificate -card.

The latest change to the training occurred in 2023, allowing the option for a recap course. If the Hot Work Certificate is valid on the course day, it is possible to renew the card through a half-day in-person training, in addition must be completed an online course before the course day.

We primarily conduct Hot Work Permit courses in the Varsinais-Suomi region, including Turku, Uusikaupunki, Raisio, and Aura. If needed, courses can be arranged in other locations throughout Finland; just give us a call and inquire!

The Hot Work Certificate courses are available in Finnish or English, and interpretation into other languages can be arranged or provided by the customer.

Our courses have a relaxed yet professional atmosphere. The training day doesn’t have to be a chore. Feedback from our courses has been commendable.

What are Hot Works?

Hot works are defined in the company’s Hot Work Plan. They include, but are not limited to, gas soldering, electrical and gas welding, flame cutting, and hot air blower work. Tasks such as cutting and grinding metals with a disc grinder, commonly known as “rälläkkä – in finnish,” are also considered hot works. Check your company’s Hot Work Plan to determine which tasks are classified as hot works.

Hot works involve tasks that increase the risk of fire due to sparks, flames, or heat generated during the process.

When is a Hot Work Permit required?

A Hot Work Permit is required when performing tasks classified as hot works in the Hot Work Plan at a temporary hot work site.

When is a Hot Work Certificate -Card required?

The Hot Work Permit Card is required for individuals performing hot works at a temporary hot work site and for the issuer of the Hot Work Permit.

Hot Work Guard

A Hot Work guard is expected to have the necessary safety training and knowledge of fire prevention. It is recommended that they hold a valid Hot Work Certificate. Companies ordering and performing hot works define the required training for a Hot Work Supervisor in their Hot Work Plans. A good option for Hot Work Supervisor training is at least AS1-Fire Extinguishing Training. Proficiency in fire extinguishing is essential.

Purpose of the Hot Work Course

The purpose of the Hot Work course is to make workers participating in hot works aware of hazards, assess risks, and prevent accidents related to hot works. . The course covers essential legislation and guidelines, as well as the responsibilities of different parties. After the course, participants understand the importance of preplanning, preparation, and the Hot Work Permit in ensuring the safe execution of hot works.

Actual professional skills are acquired through other training and the employer’s provided orientation and work instructions.

A well-planned prevention is much cheaper than a well-executed extinguishment!

The course lasts for one day, including six lessons and protective measures, as well as a fire extinguishing exercise. At the end of the course, there is a written exam.

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The course includes a handbook titled “When Starting Hot Work…”, distributed to participants.

Successfully completing the course results in a Hot Work Certificate whitch is valid for five (5) years. The Hot Work Permit is valid not only in Finland but also in Denmark and Norway. Changes were made to the content of the Hot Work Permit course in 2016. In 2023, Sweden renewed its own hot work training, and Hot Work Permits obtained after July 1, 2023, in Finland are no longer valid in Sweden.

Before attending the Hot Work Permit course, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with your company’s Hot Work Plan.

Hot Work Certificates are managed by the (SPEK) Finnish National Rescue Association.

The courses do not grant (TraFi) professional competence marks.

The course fee (if separately agreed) includes morning coffee with a sandwich, lunch, afternoon coffee with a bun, the course booklet, and the card, including a mobile card.

Welcome to the Hot Work Permit training; choose Validator Oy’s Hot Work Certificate -card course!

Open trainings: We reserve the right to cancel the course if there are not enough participants. We will notify about possible cancellations a few business days before. We will notify of any cancellation a few business days in advance.