In the United States there are over 12,500 fires and $309 million worth of damage caused by hot work fires. Hot work is any operation that may ignite flammable and combustible materials in a building. Activities such as; welding, brazing, cutting, grinding, and soldering are examples of hot work.
Pasco County has a Hot Work Permit that is required when any of the activities described above are being performed in any of our Facilities. This permit was developed in accordance with OSHA regulations and NFPA guidance.
Whenever there is going to be hot work performed in one of Pasco County’s facilities, the team must get an approved Hot Work Permit. This permit will be issued by the Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI). The County will have a few different people assigned as PAI’s. The contractor must get with the project manager and execute the permit through the assigned PAI. Hot Work Permits must be submitted 48 hours prior to the start of any Hot Work being planned. No Hot Work may commence until a signed permit is issued by a PAI.