LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT Bureau of Fire Prevention & Public Safety
PERMIT REQUESTS ACCEPTED 24 HOURS A DAY VIA EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
FILM UNIT 200 N. Main Street, Suite 1710 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 978-3670
* NOTE: PERMIT REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER 4:00PM WILL BE PROCESSED THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY *
Email request to: email@example.com Subject line of the email shall be formatted as follows: Hot Work Request [1st Date of Work] [Studio, Stage #] * EXAMPLE: Hot Work Request 10/21/15 Nestor Studios, Stage 1
HOT WORK AREA PERMIT REQUEST (SPECIAL PERMIT F-315-G) DEFINITIONS RESPONSIBLE PERSON. A person trained in the safety and fire safety considerations concerned with hot work. Responsible for
reviewing the sites prior to issuing permits as part of the hot work permit program and following up as the job progresses.
HOT WORK PROGRAM. A permitted program, carried out by approved facilities-designated personnel (aka “Responsible Person”), allowing them to oversee and issue permits for hot work conducted by their personnel or at their facility. The intent is to have trained, on-site, responsible personnel ensure that required hot work safety measures are taken to prevent fires and fire spread. HOT WORK PERMITS. Permits issued by the ‘Responsible Person’ at the facility under the hot work permit program permitting
welding or other hot work to be done and PRE-PERMITTED BY THE FIRE CODE OFFICIAL VIA THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL PERMIT F-315-G AUTHORIZING A HOT WORK AREA.
INSTRUCTIONS Step 1: Complete section below (“RESPONSIBLE PERSON INFORMATION & REQUESTED DATES”) Step 2: Email completed section to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line of the email shall be formatted as follows: Hot Work Request [1st Date of Work] [Studio, Stage#] *EXAMPLE: Hot Work Request 10/21/15 Nestor Studios, Stage 1
Step 3: LAFD Film Unit generates a SPECIAL PERMIT F-315-G authorizing a HOT WORK AREA to the ‘Responsible Person’
The SPECIAL PERMIT F-315-G authorizing a HOT WORK AREA is valid for the date range shown at the bottom of the permit issued
Step 4: The “RESPONSIBLE PERSON”
generates HOT WORK PERMIT (pages 2 & 3) to the person conducting the HOT WORK
The HOT WORK PERMIT is valid for one day only, and shall be generated every day HOT WORK is performed
The HOT WORK PERMIT shall be completed each day by the Responsible Person and signed, each day, by the person performing the HOT WORK
The HOT WORK PERMIT shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of 48 hours after work is completed
RESPONSIBLE PERSON INFORMATION & REQUESTED DATES Production Title: *
Address of Production (i.e. Studio Address): *
Responsible Person: *
City of Production: *
Email of Responsible Person: *
Phone Number of Responsible Individual: *
HOT WORK AREA REQUESTED DATES Start Date: *
End Date: *
*Information required for Special Permit F-315-G
HOT WORK PERMIT *VALID FOR ONE DAY ONLY* (Page 1 of 2) This hot work permit is required for any operation involving open flame or producing heat and/or sparks. This work includes, but is not limited to, welding, brazing, cutting, grinding, soldering, thawing pipe, torch-applied roofing, or chemical welding. Date:
Location Address, Building & Floor:
Person doing hot work: Employee Time Started:
PERSON DOING HOT WORK Contractor Time Completed:
RESPONSIBLE PERSON (aka Person Issuing Daily Permit): I verify that the above location has been examined, the precautions marked on the checklist below have been taken, and permission is granted for this work.
PERMIT PRECAUTIONS and REQUIREMENTS Pre-hot work check. A pre-hot work check shall be conducted prior to work to ensure that all equipment is safe and hazards are recognized
and protected. A report of the check shall be kept at the work site during the work and available upon request. The pre-hot work check shall determine the following: Hot work equipment to be used shall be in satisfactory operating condition and in good repair. Hot work site is clear of combustibles or combustibles are protected. Exposed construction is of noncombustible materials or, if combustible, then protected. Openings are protected. Floors are kept clean. No exposed combustibles are located on the opposite side of partitions, walls, ceilings or floors. Fire watches, where required, are assigned. Approved actions have been taken to prevent accidental activation of suppression and detection equipment in accordance with the following: o Sprinkler protection. Automatic sprinkler protection shall not be shut off while hot work is performed. Where hot work is performed close to automatic sprinklers, noncombustible barriers or damp cloth guards shall shield the individual sprinkler heads and shall be removed when the work is completed. If the work extends over several days, the shields shall be removed at the end of each workday. The fire code official shall approve hot work where sprinkler protection is impaired. o Fire detection systems. Approved special precautions shall be taken to avoid accidental operation of automatic fire detection systems. Fire extinguishers and fire hoses (where provided) are operable and available. Requirements within 35 ft (11 m) of hot work
Flammable liquid, dust, lint, and oily deposits removed. Explosive atmosphere in area eliminated. Floors swept clean and trash removed. Combustible floors wet down or covered with damp sand or fire-resistive/noncombustible materials or equivalent. Personnel protected from electrical shock when floors are wet. Other combustible storage material removed or covered with listed or approved materials (welding pads, blankets, or curtains; fireresistive tarpaulins), metal shields, or noncombustible materials. All wall and floor openings covered. Ducts and conveyors that might carry sparks to distant combustible material covered, protected, or shut down.
Requirements for hot work fire watch and fire monitoring
Fire watch is provided during and for a minimum of 30 min. after hot work, including any break activity. Fire watch is provided with suitable extinguishers and, where practical, a charged small hose. Fire watch is trained in use of equipment and in sounding alarm. Fire watch can be required in adjoining areas, above and below. Yes No Per the RESPONSIBLE PERSON issuing the fire watch, monitoring of hot work area has been extended beyond the 30 min. FINAL CHECK
RESPONSIBLE PERSON: Work area and all adjacent areas to which sparks and heat might have spread (including floors above and
below, and on opposite side of wall(s) were inspected 30 minutes after the work was completed and were found safe.
HOT WORK PERMIT *VALID FOR ONE DAY ONLY* (Page 2 of 2) HOT WORK FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS [LAMC 57, Chapter 35] LAMC 57.3503 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
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Hot work program permit. Hot work permits shall be available for review by the fire code official at the time the work is conducted and for 48 hours after work is complete. Records. The individual responsible for the hot work area shall maintain “pre-work check” reports. Such reports shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of 48 hours after work is complete. Signage. Visible hazard identification signs shall be provided. Where the hot work area is accessible to persons other than the operator of the hot work equipment, conspicuous signs shall be posted to warn others before they enter the hot work area. Such signs shall display the following warning:
CAUTION HOT WORK IN PROGRESS STAY CLEAR LAMC 57.3504 - FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Protection of combustibles shall be in accordance with the following: o Combustibles. Hot work areas shall not contain combustibles or shall be provided with appropriate shielding to prevent sparks, slag or heat from igniting exposed combustibles. o Openings. Openings or cracks in walls, floors, ducts or shafts within the hot work area shall be tightly covered to prevent the passage of sparks to adjacent combustible areas, or shielded by metal fire-resistant guards, or curtains shall be provided to prevent passage of sparks or slag. o Housekeeping. Floors shall be kept clean within the hot work area. o Conveyor systems. Conveyor systems that are capable of carrying sparks to distant combustibles shall be shielded or shut down. o Partitions. Partitions segregating hot work areas from other areas of the building shall be noncombustible. In fixed hot work areas, the partitions shall be securely connected to the floor such that no gap exists between the floor and the partition. Partitions shall prevent the passage of sparks, slag, and heat from the hot work area. o Floors. Fixed hot work areas shall have floors with noncombustible surfaces. o Precautions in hot work. Hot work shall not be performed on containers or equipment that contains or has contained flammable liquids, gases or solids until the containers and equipment have been thoroughly cleaned, inerted or purged; except that “hot tapping” shall be allowed on tanks and pipe lines when such work is to be conducted by approved personnel. o Sprinkler protection. Automatic sprinkler protection shall not be shut off while hot work is performed. Where hot work is performed close to automatic sprinklers, noncombustible barriers or damp cloth guards shall shield the individual sprinkler heads and shall be removed when the work is completed. If the work extends over several days, the shields shall be removed at the end of each workday. The fire code official shall approve hot work where sprinkler protection is impaired. o Fire detection systems. Approved special precautions shall be taken to avoid accidental operation of automatic fire detection systems. Fire watches shall be established and conducted in accordance with the following: o When required. A fire watch shall be provided during hot work activities and shall continue for a minimum of 30 minutes after the conclusion of the work. The fire code official, or the responsible manager under a hot work program, is authorized to extend the fire watch based on the hazards or work being performed. *Exception: Where the hot work area has no fire hazards or combustible exposures. o Location. The fire watch shall include the entire hot work area. Hot work conducted in areas with vertical or horizontal fire exposures that are not observable by a single individual shall have additional personnel assigned to fire watches to ensure that exposed areas are monitored. o Duties. Individuals designated to fire watch duty shall have fire-extinguishing equipment readily available and shall be trained in the use of such equipment. Individuals assigned to fire watch duty shall be responsible for extinguishing spot fires and communicating an alarm. o Fire training. The individuals responsible for performing the hot work and individuals responsible for providing the fire watch shall be trained in the use of portable fire extinguishers. o Fire hoses. Where hoselines are required, they shall be connected, charged and ready for operation. o Fire extinguisher. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 and with a minimum 2 2-A:20-B:C rating shall be readily accessible within 30 feet (9144 mm) of the location where hot work is performed. Area reviews - Before hot work is permitted and at least once per day while the permit is in effect, the area shall be inspected by the individual responsible for authorizing hot work operations to ensure that it is a fire safe area. Information shown on the permit shall be verified prior to signing the permit in accordance with Section 57.105.6 of the LAMC.