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Old 12-06-2017, 08:16 AM   #1
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Just curious about a question I recently came across, does working on high voltage require a "hot work permit"?

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Generally HOT WORK refers to welding burning cutting grinding use of spark producing tools not working on energized circuits.
To work on energized circuits other than troubleshooting there is a certain criteria that must be met and several signatures are required.
Then only then you will be issued a ENERGIZED WORK PERMIT as well as a safe work permit.
This is in a industrial setting.
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I sell Hot Work Permits on the side. They are universal and have no expiration date. $1,000 each, PM me for payment options.
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So no hot working permit needed, thanks guys!
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So no hot working permit needed, thanks guys!
How high is high?
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They made me use a hot work permit for a heat gun before
4 hour fire watch when work was done

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4 hour fire watch when work was done

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Assuming you are using the colloquial term "hot work" to mean "energized work", the NFPA 70E does not differentiate for voltage levels. Energized is energized, meaning you have voltage potential of over 50V on at least one circuit in the system. Doesn't matter how much higher than 50V is is, or even if it is AC or DC.

In a lot of cases though, you must be specifically qualified to perform work on any system above 1000V (Medium Voltage or higher), but that type of work is almost NEVER allowed to be performed "hot", so getting an energized work permit on MV or HV equipment is all but impossible (unless you are a utility lineman).
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Somebody throw that man a heat blanket and a fire extinguisher! I used to be a pipefitter. Hot work refers to welding or anything else that could reasonably catch fire. ie welding, brazing, oxy acetylne cutting.
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But then again you might have to get a hot work permit for cad welding. Depends on where you're working and the regulations of the plant / site.
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But then again you might have to get a hot work permit for cad welding. Depends on where you're working and the regulations of the plant / site.
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Some places go by the letter and the safety nazis go overboard!
They have thier own safety code and regulations

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If you mean energized circuits then no at least in my area. We now need to get hot work permits when we are welding or doing anything that causes sparks in Boston because several years ago a fire was started by welding sparks that landed on a roof of a brownstone next door to the welding and it caused a huge fire that killed several fire fighters.
On jobs with pan decking we no longer cut away pan decking with a torch when installing riser pipes in large high rises instead choosing to lay down insulation to keep out concrete, then cut away pan decking with a demo blade and use those Hilti 2 hour fire rated sheets. No need to pay for a fire fighter to sit and watch you work this way
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hot work is job specific and depends on the facility/ahj.

when we did gas plant work for DOT, anything that could cause any spark was hot work. same applied for gov work on munitions sites.
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