Hot work on construction sites is often associated with welding and cutting. However, any work with the potential to start a fire due to producing excessive heat will be considered hot work.

Fires on construction sites are often started from a quick five minute job in areas not intended for welding or cutting. Using a hot work permit before performing any hot work on site, is one of the steps in a hot work management program. This reduces the risk of starting a fire by hot work in areas where there are flammable or combustible materials.

Hot work can be dangerous if not managed properly and hazards are overlooked and not considered. Our hot work toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and prevent hazards related to hot work carried out on site.

If you are carrying out hot work, our Fire Safety Toolbox Talk might also be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Hot Work Toolbox Talk

Our hot works toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Provide and introduction what hot work is and why it is important to manage.
  • The Hazards: Outline the hazards related to hot work.
  • Control Measures: Defines the required controls to eliminate or prevent hazards related to hot work
  • The Law: List the applicable regulations when carrying out hot work activities.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Hot Work Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.