University of Saskatchewan

Policies

Contractor Hot Work

Health, Safety and Environment

Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: May 7, 2004

Purpose

To reduce the risk of fire and associated hazards to health, safety and property when contractors are performing Hot Work operations.

Policy

All Hot Work performed by contractors in, on or adjacent to buildings owned or controlled by the University of Saskatchewan must meet the following requirements:

Contracts involving any Hot Work component (s) shall stipulate that failure to meet the above requirements shall be grounds for immediate termination of the contract at the discretion of the University.

Procedure

The Hot Work Procedures are available at http://wsep.usask.ca/services/safety_programs.php. The University reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary in the enforcement of this policy.

Definitions

"Hot Work" is any temporary operation involving open flames or producing heat or sparks including, but not limited to, welding (gas or arc), cutting, grinding, brazing, soldering, thawing, torch-applied roofing or other membranes, use of open flame heaters in buildings, and hot tar operations.

Related Documents

There are no other documents associated with this policy.

Contact Information

Contact Person: Director, Workplace Safety and Environmental Protection (WSEP)
Phone: 306-966-8495
Website: http://wsep.usask.ca/