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Hot work

Hot work describes any process that utilizes an open flame, generates sparks, heat, smoke or dust and can be a source of ignition for nearby flammable materials or that may unnecessarily cause a fire alarm.

This includes welding, soldering, cutting, brazing, grinding and drilling metal, using a torch and sanding in areas that are not pre-disposed for these activities.

The use of candles, smoke machines, plate warmers and cooking in locations without appropriate ventilation are also considered as hot work activities.

To conduct hot work at Concordia you must:

  • Complete the online fire prevention form.
  • Submit the form no less than 2 working days prior to the work or activity.
  • Follow the mandatory hot work safety precautions
  • Implement any additional precautions or procedures imposed by University fire prevention personnel

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