Hot Work

Schools can now visit the Policy and Advisory Library (PAL) for this information. This page will remain in this location but will be for corporate staff only. School staff should use PAL for all policy, procedures and other operational information.

​Hot work is a term used to describe the potential to generate heat, flames, or sparks. Examples include:

  • welding
  • burning
  • flame cutting
  • brazing/soldering
  • plasma cutting
  • grinding
  • metal spraying.

No Department employee is permitted to undertake any hot work activities unless their role specifically requires them to do so, and have undertaken the required training. For further information see the Hot Work Procedure below.

OHS Management System documentation

​Policy​Procedures​Forms​Guides​Other relevant OHSMS sections


Contractor and Volunteers OHS Management

​Plant and Equipment

OHS Risk Management


Legislation, guidance, and Codes of Practice

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

Contact us

OHS Advisory Service on ph. 1300 074 715 ​or email