work procedures are required when welding, cutting,
brazing, using spark producing equipment or using
an open flame in areas that are not normally designated
for such work.
This program applies to work performed by Rutgers University employees and contractors performing work in existing buildings, new construction in existing buildings, or new construction attached to existing buildings.
- This program does not apply to new construction where there is NO ATTACHMENT to an existing building.
- This program does not apply to areas that are specifically designed and equipped for such operations, i.e. maintenance shop areas and designated welding areas.
To obtain a Hot Work Permit, login to the Fire Protection Impairment & Hot Work Request System at https://halflife.rutgers.edu/hotwork/
Hot Work Permit Procedure requires, at a minimum, the
authorization from the Online Hot Work Request system.
- Verification that the fire alarm system is properly impaired to prevent false fire alarm activations.
of all combustible and flammable materials
of all floor and wall openings
of a fire watch
ALL INCIDENTS (fire, burning, excessive smoke) involving Hot Work will require termination of all Hot Work activities and immediate notification to Rutgers University Emergency Services (RUES).
For an Emergency Dial 9-1-1
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