6 Isolation of ignition sources

Prior to undertaking the hot work task the principal and/or their delegate must ensure that all hazardous areas/items and ignition sources surrounding the hot work area are isolated or otherwise controlled (refer to the Equipment Isolation and Tag Out Policy).

This may include removing flammable materials and cordoning / screening off the area to prevent the ignition of any materials, contaminants, agents, or conditions that may be harmful to persons undertaking the tasks and others or property.

Chapter 6 of the Hot Work Procedure on isolating or controlling ignition sources relating to hot work

Reviewed 28 January 2021

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