As previously implemented statewide on July 1, 2018, individuals serving in the following capacities are required to produce documentation illustrating completion of an approved hot work safety training program:
- Individuals performing hot work operations
- Individuals serving as the Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI) performing, supervising, or delegating hot work
- Individuals performing a fire watch, with the exception of fire department details
- Individuals required to obtain a hot work permit from the local fire department
As this requirement was rolled out, a training program through NFPA was established which met the criteria set forth by the State Fire Marshal.
Presently, additional training programs have been established which have been reviewed and approved as acceptable to the State Fire Marshal, which are as follows:
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – Hot Work Safety Certificate 1 Day Program
- Gould Construction Institute Hot Works Training
- Colden Corporation Hot Works Training
- Tiger Training Corporation Hot Works Training
- At Leisure Contractor Licensing
Have new employees starting this new year who previously have not been trained in hot work safety? Ensure they are appropriately trained through one of the programs listed above as to not delay permitting and day to day hot work operations to demonstrate compliance with 527 CMR 1.00 Section 41.7.