Penn State University Hot Work Permits
Safety Precautions (cont’d) Are Fire Suppression Sprinklers in service ? Welding and other hot work have been found to be a leading cause of fires in University settings. Sprinkler systems should remain in service in the hot work area, unless specifically approved by the EH&S Fire Protection Engineer. If a sprinkler system needs to be taken out of service Campus specific procedures must be followed.
Safety Precautions (cont’d) Is cutting and welding equipment in good repair ? • Gas hoses, backflow preventers, fire resistive tarpaulins, curtains and other cutting and welding equipment must be maintained in good repair.