Hot Work Management

Hot work is defined as any activity that involves open flames or produces heat and/or sparks capable of initiating fires or explosions. This type of activity continues to be one of the main causes of fires in industrial and commercial occupancies. In an effort to reduce this fire hazard, Allianz has assembled many of the industry’s best practices into this single hot work guidance document.

Examples of hot work include: welding, cutting, grinding, soldering, brazing, torch-applied roofing, etc. Hot work may also include electrical work in areas which may contain flammable or explosive atmospheres. This list is not exhaustive, but should serve to highlight the type of activity which constitutes hot work.

Download the Hot Work Document available in:

You can also download the Hot Work Permit here in:



Complete the Hot Work Management Client Training module available in

This complimentary eLearning course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and covers the following topics:

  • What is hot work?
  • Hot work loss lessons
  • Managing hot work
  • ARC hot work procedures