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Fire watch requirements query

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Hi all, Can anyone tell me if there is specific legislation or guidance relating to fire watch times? e.g. How long should fire watch last after work has been completed. Some sources say 30 mins, others say a min 60 mins. I'd like to know if there is any concrete advice or guidance on this.

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Depends on the work that has been done and the location etc.
Basically it's part of the Risk Assessment Process.
You have to ask yourself why you are doing it?
What is it that might suddenly catch fire after the event?
What substances/materials are around that are part of the risk?
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Thanks for the reply. I did finally find some more info from The Fire Protection Association which states:
"A continuous fire watch for at least 30 minutes after hot
work is completed, with further checks being made at
regular intervals, up to 60 minutes after completion before
the permit is signed off.
• Where hot work has been undertaken in high fire hazard
areas the work area should be subject to a continuous fire
watch for at least 60 minutes following cessation of hot
work
• Where hot work has been undertaken within or adjacent to
a timber framed structure a continuous fire watch should
be maintained for at least 60 minutes and the area be
carefully inspected at regular intervals for at least two
hours after completion prior to closing the permit."

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We were given the below by our insurers to use in conjunction with our hot work permits.
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Re: Fire watch requirements query

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MSpurling wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:11 pm
We were given the below by our insurers to use in conjunction with our hot work permits.

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Re: Fire watch requirements query

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Thanks WillPool.
Updated now.

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