HOT WORK TRAINING
Session I: Monday, November 5th
Session II: Monday, December 3rd
PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY
Starting in January 2017, the City of Boston requires that in order
to receive a permit to do hot work you will need to obtain a Hot Work
Safety Certificate and ensure that all persons engaged in hot work
operations on the work site also hold a Hot Work Safety Certificate.
This certificate is obtained by taking the Hot Work training class and
successfully completing an assessment of your learning.
Who conducts the training classes and where are they held?
Training classes for the Hot Work Safety Certificate Program are
conducted by instructors who have been trained by NFPA. Classes are held
in several locations in Boston, MA.
What is the training program like?
The Boston Hot Work Safety Certificate Program provides in-person training to meet these learning objectives:
- Describe the various types of hot work
- Identify common fuel sources and ignition sources
- Cite relevant standards, regulations, and ordinances that are applicable to hot work
- Define the duties and responsibilities of each person on the hot work team
- Read and understand a hot work permit.
What is Hot Work?
The definition of “hot work” per the amended Boston Fire Prevention Code includes:
- Welding and allied processes
- Heat treating
- Thawing pipes
- Powder-driven fasteners
- Hot Riveting
- Torch-applied roofing
- Any similar applications producing or using sparks, flame or heat.
Why do I have to attend a Hot Work Safety Certificate Program
training? When was the Hot Work Safety Certificate Program created?
In June 2016, the Boston City Council passed an ordinance amending
the Boston Fire Prevention Code requiring that, effective January 1,
2017, all persons engaged in hot work operations must obtain a Hot Work
Why was this requirement created?
The City of Boston passed the ordinance in response to the tragic
March 2014 fire in Boston’s Back Bay area that took the lives of two
firefighters and that was subsequently identified by investigators as
being started by hot work operations in a nearby building.
How do I sign up for a Hot Work Safety Certificate Program training class?
For organized labor
Hot Work Safety Certificate Program classes will be offered at your
Local. Please contact your Local Administrator for more information.
Your Local Administrator, and not NFPA, will be determining the time and
place for these training sessions.
For more information please go to: http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-topic/hot-work