Hazardous Conditions (HOTWORK) Permit Guidelines
UC Davis Fire Prevention is frequently asked by the campus community if their event or activity requires a permit. The issuance of any Hazardous Conditions or Hotwork permit will be dependent upon, and guided by, the provisions of the State Fire Marshals Regulations and nationally recognized safe practices and campus policies as they are used by the University of California Fire Department at Davis. For permits related to open flame (candles, torches, fire walking/juggling, model rockets and pyrotechnics), please use the Open Flame Permit Application.
Examples of conditions necessitating a Hazardous Conditions or Hotwork permit include, but are not limited to:
- Asbestos/Lead abatement work
- Use of welding, brazing and cutting equipment (see “Welding, Brazing & Cutting Guidelines Firenet”)
- Temporary storage of hazardous materials
- Use of smoke generators in buildings
- Use of fumigation inside a building
- Removal of underground fuel tanks
When a condition falls under the above listed categories a Hazardous Condition Permit Application is required. This application is available only as an ONLINE (web-based) entry, and will need to be filled out completely before a Hazardous Conditions permit is issued or denied. This form shall be filled out by a requesting party responsible for the condition, or a person delegated by the requesting department or company. Responsibility for requesting the permit is with the user or permittee. A Hazardous Conditions permit is only viable for the time frame specified on the permit. In the event the permit is required for a longer period of time, then the permittee will request an extension of the permit.
Hazardous Condition Permit Application requests must be submitted to the Fire Department no less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the event. Failure to comply with this request may result in the delay or denial of the permit
Revised March 2015