Hot Work Online Course

Hot Work Online Course

2 Hours2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Hot work carries high risk of injury, damage to buildings, loss of life and serious implications for businesses. This 2-hour online training covers various types of hot work and the common hazards associated with each. You’ll learn how to carry out an effective risk assessment, take preventative measures and respond quickly in the case of an emergency.

Written by health and safety experts in accordance with UK legislation, this course will outline your responsibilities as a worker, employer or supervisor. There’s no time limit to complete the course, so you can work through at your own pace. It’s also accredited and assured by CPD and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications.


This e-learning course should take around two hours to complete. By the end, you’ll understand:

  • What hot work is, and why it’s dangerous
  • The legal responsibilities of an employer
  • Legal responsibilities of workers
  • Why risk assessments are important
  • How to carry out a thorough risk assessment for hot work
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Key hot work activities and the hazards they present
  • Control measures for key types of hot work
  • Monitoring and supervising
  • Why training is important for those involved in, and supervising, hot work


This self-paced hot work training will cover the following topics:

  • What is hot work?
  • Where do hot work activities take place?
  • The health and safety risks of hot work
  • The Health and Safety at Work (HSW), etc. Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
  • The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002
  • When does DSEAR apply?
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The five steps of a risk assessment, from identifying hazards to recording your findings
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Hot work permits
  • Safe systems of work
  • Control measures
  • Fire safety
  • Hot work in different scenarios (confined spaces, roads, roofs, etc)
  • Welding and cutting
  • Safe handling of flammable gases and liquids
  • Health implications of hot work
  • Identifying safe or hazardous substances
  • Isolation of plant machinery
  • Ventilation, safe places and PPE
  • Hot work permits-to-work
  • Emergency procedures
  • Effective monitoring and supervision
  • Further Training and information


At the end of this course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 20 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. If you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.

On successful completion, you’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.

As well as conforming to CPD guidelines, this course is certified by the widely recognised Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications Assurance System.

Although there is no expiry date for this training, we recommend that you refresh your knowledge every 12 months to keep up to date. You’ll receive a ‘recommended renewal date’ on your certificate.

Who is this Course for?

This course is essential if you carry out any activities using heat, flames or equipment that causes sparks or explosions. For example, welding, grinding, cutting, soldering or torching will generate heat and could cause severe injury if you don’t adhere to rigorous health and safety procedures.

Employers should be aware of the risks, as should workers and colleagues, to ensure a safe worksite. This hot work training will provide a solid theoretical understanding of processes, responsibilities and legal requirements.

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