Hot working permits and risks including insurers' requirements


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to provide the delegate with knowledge and skills to manage the fire risks associated with hot work activities that take place on a roof.

Title

Hot Work Permits and Risks Including Insurers Requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours per day

Purpose/
scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the delegate with knowledge and skills to manage the fire risks associated with hot work activities that take place on a roof.

Scope:

· flat and sloping roofs of any material, both architectural and structural

· the environment, and the building

· weather conditions

· types of clothing worn whilst carrying out works movability

· areas of confined space work

· equipment checks

· preparation of areas to receive work the purpose of a hot work permit

· causes of hot work roof fires

· hot work risks associated with roofing

· work area hazard analysis and risk assessment

· safe work method statement

· storing and handling hazardous/flammable/combustible materials, tools, and equipment

· disposing of waste hazardous/flammable/combustible materials

· monitoring tasks, fire watch, and spot checks during hot work

· types of workplace and building insurance

· details of insurance cover for hot work

· checking evidence of employees and subcontractors

· incident reporting and investigation

· fire prevention, protection, monitoring, alarm, and mitigation strategies and systems

· emergency fire response procedures and equipment

· site safety/security during work, between shifts, and days-off

· main legislation, codes of practice, markings, and standards that apply to hot work permits on a roof and risk assessment

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

· operative and craft

· supervision

Delegates
pre-requisites

Delegates must hold a valid Working at Height Awareness certificate.

A basic knowledge of roofing systems would be beneficial.

Instruction/ supervision

As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

· an award in education and training (or equivalent, as per requirements for approved training organisations

· successfully completed training to this standard

· any standard specific training or professional membership

· at least 2 years relevant industrial experience

· a verifiable CV

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for delegates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and delegate/trainer ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.

Learning should include at least 40% of learning activities to suit scenario examples.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

· classroom

· a blend of classroom and remote

 

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at a basic level.

 

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, delegates must complete a practical or knowledge assessment. The assessment must cover all learning outcomes.

Where this training is assessed using multiple-choice questions, a minimum of 10 questions must be asked and delegates are required to achieve an overall pass mark of at least 80%.

Quality assurance

Assured

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refresher requirements for this standard.

 

Approval date

December 2020

Review cycle

On request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The delegate will be able to:

Additional guidance to support learning outcome:

describe the purpose of a hot work permit

 

list the hot work examples

to include:

· brazing

· soldering

· gas/electric welding

· heating

· bitumen boilers

· gas cutting torches

· grinding

· gas cylinders

· hot air blowers

· blow lamps

· naked flames

· drying off roof areas

list the causes of hot work roof fires

to include:

· explosion

· sparks

· flames

· toxic fumes

· smoking

list the hot work risks associated with roofing

to include:

· tasks

· tools

· equipment

· methods

describe the impact of different weather conditions

 

list the different types of clothing worn whilst carrying out works movability

 

operate in areas of confined space

to include:

· valleys

· box gutters

carry out preparation of area to receive works

to include:

· refurb works

complete equipment checks

 

complete a work area hazard analysis and risk assessment

 

complete a safe work method statement (procedure)

 

describe how to store and handle hazardous/flammable/combustible materials, tools, and equipment

 

describe how to dispose of waste hazardous/flammable/combustible materials

 

employ monitor tasks and fire watch

to include:

· performing spot checks during hot work

describe types of workplace and building insurance

 

describe details of insurance cover for hot work

 

examine evidence of employees and subcontractors

to include:

· insurance

· trade membership

· qualifications

· work arrangements

· work references

· risk assessments

· safe work procedures

· references

describe incident reporting and investigation

 

describe fire prevention, protection, monitoring, alarm, and mitigation strategies and systems

 

describe emergency fire response procedures and equipment

 

describe site safety/security during work, between shifts, and days-off

 

list the main legislation, codes of practice, markings, and standards that apply to hot work permits on a roof and risk assessment

 

Additional information about this standard

Working at height from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Health and safety in roof work: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg33.pdf

Working on roofs: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg284.pdf

Fire and explosion safety from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Approved Code of Practice and guidance. Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l138.pdf

Fire safety in construction: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg168.pdf

Controlling fire and explosion risks in the workplace: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg370.pdf

Fire and explosion: http://www.hse.gov.uk/welding/fire-explosion.htm

Incidents

Reporting accidents and incidents at work. A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR): http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg453.pdf

Permits

Isolation and permits to work: http://www.hse.gov.uk/safemaintenance/permits.htm

Human factors: Permit to work systems: http://www.hse.gov.uk/humanfactors/topics/ptw.htm

Risk management from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

How to control risks at work: http://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/index.htm

Risk assessment template: www.hse.gov.uk/risk/risk-assessment-and-policy-template.doc

Risk Communication: www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/committees/ilgra/risk.pdf

Grinding from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Construction dust: Scabbling or grinding: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/hazardous-substances/scabbling-or-grinding.htm

Safety in the use of abrasive wheels: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg17.pdf

Lead from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Construction hazardous substances: Lead: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/hazardous-substances/lead.htm

Lead and you: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg305.pdf

Control of lead at work (Third edition): http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l132.pdf

Welding, flame cutting, and pre-heating from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Guide to PPE at Work Regulations 1992: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg174.pdf

Asphyxiation hazards in welding and allied processes: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/eis45.pdf

Safe use of compressed gases in welding, flame cutting and allied processes HSG139:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg139.pdf

NFRC Safe2Torch Guidance document

Related standards

Abrasive wheel storage transport dressing mounting.

Working at height.