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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Hot Work Overview
  2. 2 Control Measures
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In the opening section of this text-based course, we look at the definition of hot work, the hazards associated with it, and the employer & employee's responsibilities.


In the final section of this course, we look at the control measures that should be in place for hot work to be safely completed.

About this course

Hot work is “any activity or process that generates flame, heat, or an incendiary spark, and introduces (or presents) a foreseeable risk of fire or explosion through a source of ignition by means of tools or equipment.” - GOV.UK

There are many kinds of industrial, maintenance and construction projects that involve hot work, which is a practice that can create significant Health & Safety hazards for workers and their workplace. In fact, it’s actually one of the biggest fire risks that employers, employees and property owners can face. Over the course of the last decade, hot work fires have resulted in an estimated £68 million worth of losses in the UK.

Throughout this course, we explore the common kinds of hot work and the hazards associated with practising them. The course covers responsibilities for carrying out hot work and the hierarchy of control measures, including the key procedures for safety during welding and cutting.

The course can be completed in just 15 minutes and provides a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

The importance of Hot Work Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Hot Work Training certificate

Download and print

At the end of this Hot Work Training course, users will be given a printable certificate. 

In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress is all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Hot Work Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Hot Work Training certificate

70 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
very informative and relevant course

very informative and relevant course for site.

Good overview of Hot Work and controls

This documented/narrative course provides a good overview of hot work and the associated watch-outs, processes, and control measures that are necessary when carrying out any hot work activity.

good session

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Not engaging or interactive

Found this course far worse than the manual handling one due to the lack of engaging content and information in comparison.

Straight forward and clear information

The course was informative, clear and detailed. A great overview of the subject.



Think better always

We will always be careful in all kinds of work



Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Employers must ensure that all workplace Health & Safety risks are properly assessed, controlled and monitored, by either themselves or a Responsible Person, so that staff stay safe from serious and imminent danger when performing hot work. They have a responsibility to ensure that:

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