Fire Watch - Global


Every year, many workplace fires occur as a result of hot work including cutting, welding and other work that generates heat and sparks. Hot work is often being done without an adequate fire watch in place. Most, if not all, hot work incidents are completely preventable. A fire watch, conducted properly, is one of the most important ways to keep workers safe during hot work and prevent damage and destruction to property. This course covers the role and responsibilities of the fire watcher. Ideal learners are all employees.


This online Fire Watch – Global course covers the following topics:

  • Definition and Standards
  • Hot Work Areas and Precautions
  • Responsibility for Hot Work
  • Special Situations

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the hazards presented by hot work
  • Describe where hot work is – and is not – permitted
  • Identify the safety precautions needed to prepare an area for hot work
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of a fire watcher
  • Recall the responsibilities of other individuals involved in hot work; Know what emergency procedures need to be in place for hot work

Approximately 30 minutes


This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark. Printable resources are available in the form of a comprehensive student manual. The manual is a valuable resource for future use and knowledge retention.


Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.


This course covers the role and responsibilities of the fire watcher. Ideal learners are all employees.
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