Hot Work

Hot work is any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools, or that produces a source of ignition. Welding and cutting operations are common to drilling and servicing operations. Test for flammable gases in the work area before starting any hot work. Potentially hazardous areas include, but are not limited to, well heads, fuel tanks, mud tanks, tank batteries, gas separators, oil treaters, or confined spaces where gases can accumulate.

Hazards may include and/or be related to the following:

  • Hot Work, Fire, and Explosive Hazards
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing
  • Cylinder Storage
  • Grinding

Any activities involving hot work require completion of the Hot Work Permit