The University of New Hampshire Hot Work Permit Program establishes the written procedures to be used to assist in prevention fires resulting from temporary operations involving an open flame, produce heat, or those that generate sparks and/or hot slag. This includes, but is not limited to brazing, cutting, grinding, soldering, thawing pipes, torch applied roofing, and welding.
The program applies to all UNH personnel and contractors that would be required to conduct and/or supervise hot work activities as described above; in existing buildings, during renovation of existing buildings, and/or new construction activities, or whenever hot work is conducted outside of a specifically designated welding/hot work area. Prior to initiating hot work in an area as previously described, a Hot Work Permit must be completed and submitted.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is available to assist with Hot Work activities to include:
- Review and approval of Blanket Hot Work Permits
- Training on the Hot Work Permit Program
- Inspections and audits of Hot Work procedures
- Assistance with departmental implementation of the Hot Work Permit program
Occupational Safety Coordinator