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Certified safety training for the execution of hot works
The course meets the insurance companies’ requirement that everyone who works with hot work has documented approved training. Definition of hot work: use of open flame, hot air, grinding, cutting or welding equipment that can create heat or sparks.
The course deals with hot work as a cause of fire, and training in the safety measures that must be implemented before, during and after hot work to prevent fire. This is to avoid accidents involving fire. The certification can be a condition for the insurance to cover any fire damage.
The content of the online course
- The certification
- Laws and regulations
- The safety regulations
- The work instruction form
- Fire knowledge
- When a fire start
- Tools for Hot Work
- Hot Worg – Gas
- Hot Work – Roof & Tank
- Final Exam
Official requirements for documented security training
The requirement for training and a certificate for the performance of hot work is set out in the insurance companies’ safety regulations for hot work. The safety regulations are anchored in § 4-8 of the Insurance Contracts Act. Several other regulations also have liability-related requirements in connection with this type of work.
The course follows the norm set by the Norwegian Fire Protection Association. In addition to fire theory and regulations, the course focuses on the personal responsibility that practitioners of hot work have. All participants in the course must have tried to put out a fire using different types of extinguishers. Furthermore, they must have seen demonstrations of various hazards within fire protection and extinguishing techniques.
After completing the course, all participants who pass the exam will receive a certificate of competence issued by the Norwegian Fire Protection Association, valid for five years.