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 Identify the steps for to prepare space for hot work.

 Review the procedure for testing the atmosphere.


 Describe the type of hot work operations.
 List personnel protective equipment needed.

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Hot work is one of the most essential operation
in the industry.

Fire watch
person

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 Any work including burning ,cutting,welding,abrasive
blasting and any other heat producing operations.

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 First there need to be a plan on the type of hot work is
to be taken.

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 Adjacent spaces need to be surveyed to verify that the
hot work operations will not cause hazardous
conditions.
 Isolating the adjacent pipes ,wires or any other
flammable material away from the hot work activity
and the distance of 11 meters must be maintained from
hot work area.
 Check the access point and verify that they are not
blocked or obstructed.
 Ventilate the space during operations.

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 Illumination is important for safety.
 Remember the fire watch is available and has the
appropriate fire suppression equipments.

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 The supervisor will provide the scope of the operations
to the workers prior to hot work beginning.
 The space must be inspected and prepared.
 Check the surface for residue or materials that may
affect hot work.
 Fire watch must be present in the hot work area and
with the proper fire fighting equipment.

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 Inspect the cutting equipment such as tourch,hoses
Gauges,and connections for damage or leaking.

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 Have proper personal protective equipment in place.

Hard hat
Leather
gloves

Fire
resistance
clothes

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 Housekeeping is very important to safe the hot work
operations.

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 No hot work on ladders.

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 Personal fall protection must be worn in area where
there is a fall hazard.

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 Fall protection does not work unless it is properly
worn, used and hook up to a stable anchor point.

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 Air purifying respi

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Figure 36 Workers with respirators and face shields 19
Figure 37 Inside view of cargo fuel tanks 20
Figure 38 Welding face shield 21
Figure 39 Face shield with protective coating shield 22
Figure 40 Snapping in fall protection 23
Figure 41 Worker wearing approved protective clothing 24
Figure 42 Worker cutting out along the main deck 25
Figure 43 Hot work with torch on stern of vessel 26
Figure 44 Clean protective clothing during hot work in compartment 27
Action Discussion

What information should the


supervisor pass on prior to
conducting hot work operations?

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Action Discussion

What person should be ultimately


responsible for inspection of the
area before hot work commences?

Explain why?
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 OSHA eTool www.osha.gov
 Wikipedia Encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org

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Worker safety is a priority.

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