Hot work on vessels

 

HOT WORK ON VESSELS IN PORT OF LOVIISA

All possible hot works on vessels must be carried out in permanent hot work areas. Hot work may be performed at a temporary site only if the work cannot be performed at a permanent hot work site.

MINIMUM SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN PERFORMING HOT WORK:

  • Clean up and secure the hot work site. Remove and protect all combustible and flammable machines, materials, equipment, bins and containers.
  • Inspect ceiling, bulkhead and floor structures and shield leadthroughs and openings.
  • Ensure that everyone knows the number on the berth, how to make an emergency call and how to use extinguishing equipment.
  • Please consult your agent, if in a need of information.
  • The work site has to be equipped with at least two portable fire extinguisher of class 43A 183B C or equal. Another one of these extinguishers can be substituted by either two portable fire extinguishers of class 27A 11B C or with an immediately utilizable fire hydrant and hose reel
  • Protect combustible materials that cannot be removed, including electrical cables
  • Inspect the facilities around hot work site. Assess the need to arrange hot work guarding in those facilities
  • Prevent the spread of sparks and the leading of heat to the surrounding areas (also below)
  • The sprinkler system doesn’t normally need to be disconnected. Protect the sprinkler nozzles from heat.
  • Appoint a hot work guard for the duration of work and after work is completed
  • Ensure that the hot work guard is present throughout the whole duration of the work, including breaks
  • After the hot work is completed, continue guarding of the hot work site not less than one hour

Emergency number in Finland is 112