0 item(s) £0.00 + VAT
Call Us 01482 861 040

Hot Work Training Course

CPD Ceritified

Unlimited Resits Customer Support Instant Access

£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 30 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

This Hot Work training course explores the risks and hazards surrounding hot work activities. Hot working usually involves using open flames, welding, cutting, or other processes that generate heat. In industrial settings, this can include tasks such as welding metal structures, cutting through materials, or soldering components.

The Hot Work course looks at the potential fire hazards hot work poses, the release of sparks and molten materials, which can burn skin, eyes or other parts of the body. This is why understanding the principles discussed in this course, is crucial for maintaining a safe working environment and preventing accidents and injuries.

Therefore, raising awareness of hot work activities for those undertaking this role should be well-trained in preventive measures to ensure that the risk of fire is kept to a minimum, and in the event of a fire, they are aware of the correct emergency procedures.

  • Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 30 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online Hot Work Training for?

The Hot Work course is ideal if your job role involves the use of open flames, sparks, and high temperatures. If your job includes these elements, then you are working in an environment where hot work is being performed.

For example, welding can be a job role that requires hot work, as it involves the use of open flames and high temperatures and so being aware of hot work safety is crucial when undertaking such a role.

This course is also suitable for employers who are aware that their staff works in an environment fitting the description of hot work. It is a legal requirement that your employees be competent to carry out the required tasks, ensuring they do not inadvertently risk their own health and safety, as well as the safety of others within the organisation.

Hot Work Training Certificate

This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Hot Work Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

Course Screenshots (click to view images)

Course Aim

This Hot Work course aims to raise awareness of the potential risks and safety measures associated with tasks involving open flames, welding, and heat-generating activities. Learners will gain essential knowledge on fire prevention, hazard identification, and emergency response protocols, equipping them with the skills needed to navigate hot works environments safely and effectively.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between a risk and a hazard
  • Identify what hot work is
  • Name some legislation relating to hot work
  • Identify the purpose of DSEAR
  • Identify the importance of assessing the necessity of hot work
  • List some PPE (personal protective equipment) that should be worn when hot working
  • Identify the five steps to a risk assessment
  • Explain what a permit to work is and its purpose
  • List some main hot work activities
  • List some preventative measures
  • Identify employer and employee responsibilities when it comes to hot work
  • Explain the purpose of a fire watch
  • Identify a fire triangle
  • List some general safety rules for hot work

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Hot Work

    This section introduces the learner to the training course.

  • Module 1 - Hot Work Legislation

    This section of the course concentrates on the different types of hot work and the relevant legislation that is in place to help keep workers and the workspace safe.

  • Module 2 - Safety Measures and Prevention

    This section of the course covers the different types of PPE (personal protective equipment) that should be worn, as well as carrying out a five-step risk assessment. It also looks at why implementing these safety measures, such as a permit-to-work, is important.

  • Module 3 - Roles and Responsibilities

    This final section covers the different roles and responsibilities that fall on both the employee and the employer. It also looks at the role of a ‘fire watch’ team and why they may be needed on the premises when hot work is taking place.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

How To Order and Access Your Course

How to buy a course - Ordering and Payment

Ordering Courses and Payment

Add your selected courses to the basket using the Green ‘Add to Basket’ button. Once you have added all the required courses to the basket, you can then start the checkout process and complete your purchase using a Credit or Debit Card.

Please note: For organisations ordering 10 or more units of training there is an option to pay via invoice. Contact the office on 01482 861 040 and we can process your order over the telephone.

How to buy a course - Access online training

Accessing the Training Course

Now you have completed your order we will email you a Receipt along with a second email titled ‘Online Course Registration Details’. This will contain all the information you will need to register a user on the Training Course. Emails are sent within minutes of a completed transaction so as soon as you complete your order you will receive your confirmation emails straight away.

How to buy a course - Registering to start training

Registering on the Training Course

The Online Course Registration Details will contain a Course Code and a unique Course Activation Key – these can be used to create a user account and access the Training Course. Follow the instructions to get up and running on the course.

Please note: If you have ordered more than one course you will receive multiple Course Activation Keys in the Course Registration email.

How to buy a course - Recieving your certificate


Once you have passed the assessment your certificate will be immediately available to print and download in PDF Format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

How to buy a course - Customer Support

Customer Support

Have further questions, or need some support? Our team is on hand to help you every step of the way – from checking out on the website, gaining access to the course, and downloading your certificate. Call a member of the team on 01482 861 040 or email us on support@train4academy.co.uk and we will be happy to help you along the way.

Our FAQ will help provide further information.

Related Online Training Courses

View our current list of Health and Safety courses you can take online now.

  • cert
    Fire Wardens

    £25.00 +VAT

    Everyone in the workplace should have an understanding of the risks associated with fire, and how to minimise fire risks. However if a fire does start there may be a requirement of designated individuals, armed with greater degree of knowledge, to take control, help to organise others, preventing panic and on occasions to control evacuation..

  • Manually lifting a box RoSPA Assured
    Manual Handling (Understanding)

    £25.00 +VAT

    Manual handling is the moving of loads by pushing, pulling, or lifting when machinery is not involved. Many injuries have been caused by these activities and many can be avoided by using correct techniques. This course has been developed for staff where handling bulky or heavy items manually is involved in their jobs. .

CPD Ceritified

£25.00 +VAT per person

Discounts on bulk purchases
  • 10% Discount 10+ courses
  • 20% Discount 20+ courses
  • 30% Discount 50+ courses
  • 40% Discount 100+ courses
  • 50% Discount 250+ courses

Training 10 or more people? Let us quote you

Training Management Suite (TMS) included
with orders of 5 or more courses.

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 30 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

View Hot Working Training Course Demo
View Course Overview