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10.10 / Hot Work Permits

Purpose:
The purpose of this statement is to set forth University policy with regard to the performance of any repair or construction work involving open flames or producing heat and/or sparks.

Preamble:
Fire prevention and safety concerns require that precautionary procedures be put in place to regulate and control any repair or construction work involving open flames or the possibility of producing heat and/or sparks in University buildings.

Policy Statement:
The University Fire Safety Office must approve, in advance, any work requiring heat or open flame, including, but not limited to, welding, torch cutting, grinding, brazing, flame soldering and thawing pipes with torches, in any Wichita State University buildings. To facilitate the review and approval process, the University Fire Safety Office will develop and put in place procedures for the issuance of "hot work" permits.

Implementation: 
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.

The Vice President for Administration and Finance shall have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy. 

Effective Date: 
May 1, 2009

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