A firewatch is a person assigned to observe ongoing hot work to identify and react to hazards. A Firewatch is necessary at any time where hot work is performed in locations where a fire greater than a minor one might develop. Before hot work begins, written permission, like a hot work permit, must be issued. Inspect the work area for any sources of fuel, such as trash, rags and flammable materials and liquids.
• Name the different classes of fire identified by the NFPA Fire Classification System.
• Demonstrate skills needed to chose and operate the correct type of portable fire extinguisher needed for the type of fire.
• Inspect an area for fire prevention before any hot work begins.
• Discuss the use of a hot work permit