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A pictorial guide to managing hot works risk

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Hot works is a term used to describe any construction or maintenance process that involves the use of open flames or which generates significant heat or sparks. As we will explore in this picture gallery, each of these processes presents a potentially serious fire hazard if the risks are not carefully managed.

Over a ten-year period, accidents involving hot works caused 164 major fires, resulting in total losses of £69.8m – an average of £425,000 per incident.

Our picture gallery explains how organisations should approach the management of hot work risks.

For further details see our in-depth guide to hot works or speak with your local Zurich contact.

You can also find out more and access helpful guides and insight with our new Fire Risk Resource.

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