School operations

Hot Work

8 Authorising contractors undertaking hot work tasks

To authorise hot work tasks undertaken by contractors the principal and/or their delegate must ensure:

  • that contractors complete and submit the mandated Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)External Link or equivalent template for any hot work task
  • the completed SWMS at a minimum must include the following:
    • removal of ignition sources and flammable material
    • isolation of work area and signage
    • emergency procedures
    • provision of PPE
    • fire watch observer
  • that the submitted SWMS is reviewed and signed to verify it has been sighted
  • a copy of the signed SWMS is retained
Chapter 8 of the Hot Work Procedure outlining the authorisation process for contractors undertaking hot work

Reviewed 28 January 2021

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