Hot Work Certificate or licence is needed when work produces sparks or requires open flame or other source of heat. Therefore work increases a risk of fire.
Examples of hot work are electric and gas welding, flame and cutting, abrasive cutting, metal grinding also works that require gas burner or hot-air blower.
When doing hot work, safety guidelines must be followed.
Hot work card is required from hot work operator and from the hot work permit issuer. What qualifications is required from Hot work guard will be stated in company Hot Work Plan.
When doing hot work in a temporary hot work site workers need valid hot work licence. Before starting hot work they also need written hot work permit issued by person appointed by hot work plan.
Hot Works needs to follow and meet safety guidelines. You can load guidelines from www.fkl.fi.
Finnish Hot Work Certificate is valid for five years and it is also valid in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Old Hot Work Licence so called “blue card”
Hot Work Certificate course
Participant needs to attend course all day. Identity will be checked from appropriate identification document. Course will last eight hours.
The Hot Work course content
The course is a day-long and contains lessons, as well as protection and fire extinguishing exercise. The training includes the following topics:
1. Hot Work Safety
2. Responsibilities and obligations
3. Identirying the risks related to hot work
4. Safety measures in various operating environments
5. Action in emergency situation
6. Excericises (protection and fire extinguishing:
fire blanket and fire extinguisher)
7. What did I learn? – exam
Finnish-language textbook for this course is called When initiating hot work … The study book is published in Swedish (Vid heta arbeten…), English (Before starting hot work…), Russian (ПРИСТУПАЯ К ПРОВЕДЕНИЮ ОГНЕВЫХ РАБОТ… ), Estonian (Tuletööde tegemisel…) and (Not yet available: Polish (PRZED PRZYSTĄPIENIEM DO PRAC NIEBEZPIECZNYCH POD WZGLĘDEM POŻAWORYM…)). Study book will be given to all participants.
Finnish National Rescue Association (SPEK) Hot Work committee has confirmed the objectives of hot work program.
Exam papers are also available in other languages: english, estonian, swedish, russian, bulgarian, lithuanian, latvian, spanish, polish, romanian, german and finnish.