Contractor Hot Work

Health, Safety and Environment

Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: May 7, 2004


To reduce the risk of fire and associated hazards to health, safety and property when contractors are performing Hot Work operations.


All Hot Work performed by contractors in, on or adjacent to buildings owned or controlled by the University of Saskatchewan must meet the following requirements:

  • A Hot Work Permit must be obtained in accordance with the Hot Work Procedures prior to performing any Hot Work unless the work will be performed in a Designated Hot Work Area as approved by Fire Safety Manager. (e.g. - Welding shops/Garages)
  • The Safety Precautions described in the Hot Work Procedures will be followed for all Hot Work.
  • A Fire Watch will be maintained in accordance with the Hot Work Procedures.
  • Hot Work is prohibited in areas where Hot Work cannot be conducted safely under any conditions.

Contracts involving any Hot Work component (s) shall stipulate that failure to meet the above requirements shall be grounds for immediate termination of the contract at the discretion of the University.


The Hot Work Procedures are available at The University reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary in the enforcement of this policy.


"Hot Work" is any temporary operation involving open flames or producing heat or sparks including, but not limited to, welding (gas or arc), cutting, grinding, brazing, soldering, thawing, torch-applied roofing or other membranes, use of open flame heaters in buildings, and hot tar operations.

Related Documents

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Director, Workplace Safety and Environmental Protection (WSEP)
Phone: 306-966-8495