Hot Works Fire Watcher

On Arrangement

This half day course is aimed at employees who may be required to carry out the duties of Fire Watcher when hot work is being conducted.

Delegates are provided with the safe knowledge and skill in how to deal with out-breaks of fire, using portable fire extinguishers safely.

Because of the potential of a catastrophic incident caused by a fire in the petrochemical arena, the job of fire watch has taken on new meaning and has resulted in a higher level of training, which this course provides.


This programme is designed for employers and employees who will be dealing with hot work operation on site.

Delegates do not require any previous experience.


At the end of this course delegates should:
  • Understand current legislation
  • Have knowledge of the appropriate pre-use checks
  • Understand basic first aid; how to deal with burns, shock etc
  • Understand the precautions to be taken before and after welding/burning operations
  • Know before and after use checks making the area safe on completion of hot work
  • Have an understanding of hot permit to work systems
  • Choose the correct type of fire extinguisher for the correct class of fire
  • Use a fire extinguisher safely
  • Have an understanding of combustion, extinction and fire prevention
  • Hazard spotting
  • Know how to raise the alarm
  • Understand evacuation
  • Understand actions on discovering a fire


  • Current legislation
  • Hot permit to work systems
  • Pre-use checks of site and equipment
  • Methods of risk control
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of combustion, extinction and fire prevention
  • Hazard spotting
  • Raising the alarm
  • Actions of discovering a fire
  • Evacuation and fire drills
  • Classes of fire
  • Different types of fire extinguishers and their uses/limitations
  • Practical use of fire extinguishers
  • Checks to be carried out on completion of the hot work


Half day