Following the City of Boston’s lead, Massachusetts now requires new provisions when hot work activity is performed in all buildings; from the start of construction/renovation to general building maintenance. As previously discussed on this page, the new State of Massachusetts Fire Code (527CMR) comes into effect next month on January 1, 2018. One key change in this version of the Code is that all individuals that are involved in any hot work activity will require proper certification. This will have wide reaching impact on many contractors and building facility managers, alike.
For detailed information relative to scoping of said certification, check out the Link that the State Fire Marshall issued this past month.