Q) Petroleum Training Courses FAQ: What is hot work?
A) Hot Work does exactly what it says on the tin. Hot Work refers to any process of work involving welding or the use of any equipment likely to cause a flame, sparks or heat.
This work is usually controlled by specific permit to work procedures relevant to the location.
Hot Work permits are designed to reduce the risk of fire by welding or cutting in areas where there are flammable or combustible materials.