Authorization and Approval

Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: May 7, 2004
Amended: Nov 7, 2017


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 shall meet the following requirements:

  • A contractor hot work permit must be obtained from the Project Manager, Contract Authority or Safety Resources in accordance with the hot work permit requirements prior to performing any hot work.
  • Hot work is prohibited without a Contractor Hot Work Permit.

Contracts involving any hot work component(s) stipulate that failure to adhere to the above requirements shall be grounds for stopping of work and/or immediate termination of the contract at the discretion of the university.


The required hot work procedures and safety precautions are prescribed on the Contractor Hot Work Permit available from Safety Resources. The university reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary in the enforcement of this policy.


Hot Work -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.


If you have questions about this policy please contact:

Manager, Safety Resources